The USWNT looks to add to its recent run of success with a gold meal at the Tokyo Olympics after being knocked out in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Games. Its first opponent is the team who knocked them out of those Olympics, Sweden. The Swedish team will be looking to improve on a silver medal from the Rio.
You can watch the game live on USA at 4:30 a.m. ET. Replays will air at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. If you are not in front of a television, NBCOlympics.com will live stream the match. You’ll need a cable subscription for access. If you don’t have one, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the match. You can also watch on the NBC Sports mobile app.
The USA won gold at the 2012 Games in London, but will want to avenge a bitter loss in a penalty shootout against Sweden at the Rio Games. The familiar faces are back with Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan leading the way. A gold medal in Tokyo will cap off a ridiculously successful era of women’s soccer in the United States. The process starts here.
Sweden will want to get gold this time around after falling to Germany in the final match of the 2016 Olympics. This team is capable of causing problems for the Americans right off the bat with plenty of veteran talent. Caroline Seger and Kosovare Asllani are two names to watch for Sweden.