The United States will find out their path through next summer's Women's World Cup at noon ET today, and it will all be televised live. Fox Sports 1 is providing coverage of the event, while it will also be streamed to computers, tablets and phones on Fox Sports Go. FIFA.com is also going to have a stream.
This is the first time that the draw is being televised since 1999. That was also the last time that the U.S. won the World Cup so maybe this could be a sign that the Americans will be crowned world champions next summer.
The World Cup kicks off on June 6 in Edmonton. Canada will play in that match, having already been assigned their schedule as hosts. The U.S. will play their first match on either June 7, 8 or 9 and, hopefully, will be in the final on July 7.
The U.S. has been seeded for the draw on account of their place as the No. 1 team in the FIFA World Rankings. They are joined in Pot 1 by Canada, Germany, Japan, Brazil and France. None of the teams in Pot 1 can be placed in the same group, making for an easier group for all of the seeded teams.
Ideally, the U.S. will avoid being drawn with Sweden and England. They are the No. 5 and No. 7 ranked teams, respectively, and easily the biggest threats outside of Pot 1. If the Americans can avoid them, they should have no problems in the group stage.
All of the festivities get underway at noon ET on Fox Sports 1. They will be hosting a studio show from Los Angeles, but will go live to Ottawa for the picking of balls from bowls and have a reporter on the ground for live updates from the draw.