The U.S. Women’s National Team’s quest towards World Cup glory continues tomorrow when they take on Chile. This is the second round of group play, which the USWNT comes into on top of Group F. Chile sits in third place, behind Sweden and on top of Thailand, who were demolished by the Americans in a 13-0 defeat on Tuesday.
The U.S. shut down any doubts anyone had about their ability to go far in this tournament in their opening 13-0 win. Chile proves to be a slightly bigger challenge than Thailand, but still one that the Americans should handle easily. They are projected to have a 93% chance to come out on top of Chile, and fans will most likely be treated to many more goals based on their recent offensive performance.
These two teams last met in the fall of 2018 for two back-to-back friendlies, both of which ended in U.S. victories. The most notable part of Chile’s performance then and in recent matches has been their goalkeeper and captain, Christiane Endler, who continues to make standout saves in every appearance.
The USWNT will likely stay in the 4-3-3 formation that was so successful for them in their World Cup opener. Center back Becky Sauerbrunn is not expected to be back in the starting lineup after it was announced Tuesday that she was dealing with a minor quad issue. This means head coach Julie Ertz will continue to cover the center back position. Carli Lloyd will likely get the start over Samantha Mewis, pushing Lindsey Horan to the wing. The three forwards will likely stay the same, the only possible change being Christen Press starting over Tobin Heath. Regardless, the entire team has incredibly scoring potential as fans saw on Tuesday, so don’t count anyone out.
How to watch:
Date/Time: Sunday, June 16th, 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Parc des Princes - Paris, France
Stream: Fox Sports GO