The United States' 2015 Women's World Cup begins tonight. Finally, the Americans get their tournament under way as they seek to end a 16-year World Cup drought and become the first team to win the competition three times.
It all begins with a clash against Australia, the 10th ranked team in the world. The U.S. was dealt a rough draw and will follow Australia with fifth-ranked Sweden and then the top African team, Nigeria. With such a tough group, the Americans will have to be very good to win Group D and winning Group D is crucial because it would give them a much easier run through the knockout stages.
The American TV rights to the tournament are owned by FOX so they will have coverage of every match. Tonight's clash against Australia will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 with J.P Dellacamera, Cat Whitehill and Tony Dicicco on the call from Winnipeg. FOX will open things with a one-hour pre-game show leading up to the match and then a 30-minute post-game show, which will run until Japan and Switzerland square off. Spanish coverage will be handled by NBC Deportes.
In addition to the TV coverage, FOX will provide live streaming of the match on Fox Sports Go. That stream will require authentication so only those who get Fox Sports 1 on their cable package will be able to watch it online, be it on a computer, tablet or cell phone.
Match date/time: Monday, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Canada
TV: Fox Sports 1 (English), NBC Deportes (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go