The United States Women’s National Team look to get back on track today when they take on New Zealand in their second match at the 2020 Olympics. Both teams are in desperate need of a win, but the USWNT are the ones who currently sit in last place in Group G as a result of their 3-0 opening day loss to Sweden.
The USWNT last faced the Ferns back in May 2019, a World Cup send-off match where the Americans pummeled New Zealand by a 5-0 score. It won’t be as easy this time around, as the pressure of attempting to get out of the group mounts. The USWNT hold a 15-1-1 all-time advantage over New Zealand, but New Zealand has to have the confidence that they can outlast the world’s #1 team and get a result. Who will control the pace of the match and who will ultimately emerge victorious?
United States lineup:
New Zealand lineup:
TEAM NEWS— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) July 24, 2021
We’ve arrived at Saitama Stadium and the starting XI is in!
There’s two changes to the starting XI as Anna Leat comes in for Erin Nayler in goal and Daisy Cleverley for Anna Green#NZLvUSA#EarnTheFern#KoTatauTeKapaOAotearoa pic.twitter.com/Fl8sa59bT1
How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 7:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 a.m. Pacific
Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Available TV: NBCSN (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
Available Streaming: NBC Sports (App/Website), Telemundo (App/Website), NBC Olympics (App/Website), fuboTV (Free trial), Peacock
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