The U.S. women’s national team begins its Olympic journey on Wednesday with a Group G match against Sweden, the team that ended their hopes of a medal in 2016.
This could be the last dance for several USWNT stars, so the stakes couldn’t be higher as they try to complete their international careers by securing their nation’s fifth gold medal.
Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
In the United States (US), this year’s Olympics soccer games can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (watch with a 7-day free trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Naeher, Franch, Campbell|
|Defenders||Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O’Hara, Dunn, Sonnett, Davidson, Krueger|
|Midfielders||Ertz, Sam Mewis, Kristie Mewis, Horan, Lavelle, Macario|
|Forwards||Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, Press, Lloyd, Williams|
The health of defensive midfielder Julie Ertz, considered a game-time decision, will have a major effect on the lineup plans of head coach Vlatko Andonovski.
If Ertz does return from injury, it would enable Lindsey Horan to move forward into her more natural box-to-box role. Otherwise, Horan would maintain the number six duties she has carried of late in Ertz’s absence.
Predicted USWNT starting XI: Naeher, Dunn, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O’Hara, Horan, Sam Mewis, Lavelle, Rapinoe, Press, Morgan
|Goalkeepers||Falk, Lindahl, Musovic|
|Defenders||Andersson, Bjorn, Eriksson, Glas, Ilestedt, Kullberg|
|Midfielders||Asllani, Angeldal, Bennison, Hurtig, Roddar, Seger|
|Forwards||Anvegard, Blackstenius, Blomqvist, Jakobsson, Janogy, Rolfo, Schough|
Sweden are medal hopefuls having gone unbeaten in eight straight matches and fighting to a draw against the Americans earlier this year.
They are ranked No 5 in the world right now and finished third in the last World Cup.
Predicted starting XI: Falk, Eriksson, Bjorn, Illestedt, Bennison, Seger, Angeldal, Asllani, Janogy, Jakobsson, Blackstenius
Recent results & head-to-head
Last five results
|USWNT results||Sweden results|
|USWNT 4-0 Mexico (Jul 5)||Sweden 0-0 Australia (Jun 15)|
|USWNT 4-0 Mexico (Jul 1)||Sweden 1-0 Norway (Jun 10)|
|USWNT 2-0 Nigeria (Jun 16)||Sweden 4-2 Poland (Apr 13)|
|USWNT 4-0 Jamaica (Jun 13)||Sweden 1-1 USWNT (Apr 10)|
|USWNT 1-0 Portugal (Jun 10)||Sweden 3-0 Malta (Feb 23)|
|April 10, 2021||USWNT 1-1 Sweden|
|November 7, 2019||USWNT 3 – 2 Sweden|
|June 20, 2019||USWNT 2-0 Sweden|
|June 8, 2017||USWNT 1 – Sweden|
|August 12, 2016||Sweden 1 (4)-1 (3) USWNT|