USWNT vs. Paraguay: Live stream, TV, how to watch USA women’s soccer friendly game online, start time, roster

The US women’s team will kick off a series of two friendly matches in Ohio against Paraguay in their first match since winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. This is the first time the USWNT will face Paraguay at the highest level, as well as the 54th national team it has faced in the history of the program. The first meeting will take place at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, where NflCleveland Browns. The second match will take place at TQL Stadium, home to MLS Cincinnati FC.

Here’s how to watch the match and what you need to know:

Story lines

USWNT: A couple of post-Olympics exhibition games for the USWNT against an opponent they’ve never faced can create some problems early on, though they’re not enough to overwhelm what a team usually does against lower-ranked teams. The United States will not have goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and midfielder Sam Mewis, as both players are being evaluated for Olympic injuries. Megan Rapino and Julie Ertz are not camps in this international window, while Christen Press is making time for international games to focus on mental health. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski expects Andi Sullivan, Sophia Smith and Mallory Pugh to get a few minutes after their call, based on the club’s impressive performance.

Paraguay: The team hasn’t spent much time together over the past year and is losing to Japan in April with seven goals after friendly matches against Colombia were canceled in June due to the ongoing pandemic. FIFA has placed Paraguay in 50th place as of August and fifth in South America, as they likely see this match as a huge opportunity for the program in preparation for the 2022 America’s Cup, where they will fight for one of three automatic locations for the 2023 World Cup Women in Australia and New Zealand.

Viewing information

date: Thursday 15 September | Time: 7:38 pm ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, OH
TV: ESPN2 | Live Stream: fuboTV (try it for free)

USWNT Roster

The squad is sorted by position (club; teams / goals)

Goalkeepers (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 5), Adrianna French (Kansas City, NWSL; 8)

Defenders (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash; 74/0), Tyrna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 39/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns; 122/24), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 35/0), Kelly O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 145/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 193/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 58/0)

Midfielders (5): Lindsay Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 104/23), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 62/15), Katharina Macario (Olympique Lyon; 8/1), Christy Mewis (Houston Dash; 28/4), Andy Sullivan (Washington Spirit ; 17/0)

Forwards (6): Tobin Heath (Arsenal; 177/35), Carly Lloyd (NJ / NY Gotham FC; 312/128), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 186/111), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 63/18), Sophia Smith ( Portland Thorns; 6/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 40/12)

Forecast

The USWNT will want to read what Paraguay is presenting them, but ultimately they will succeed and prevail. Choose: USWNT 3, Paraguay 0.


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