The U.S. Women’s National Team (mostly) cruised through the group stage, finishing with seven points after a surprising tie with Colombia. Now the team moves on to the quarterfinals, where the women will play former U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage’s Swedish side. Sweden placed third in Group E.
The USWNT is undefeated in 2016 at 16-0-2, allowing just six goals (two of which came the other night against Colombia). The last time the U.S. team played Sweden was the 2015 World Cup last summer, and they tied 0-0.
USWNT Team Roster
Goalkeepers: Hope Solo, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Whitney Engen, Julie Johnson, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn
Midfielders: Morgan Brian, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Megan Rapinoe
Forwards: Crystal Dunn, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh
Alternates: Ashlyn Harris, Emily Sonnett, Samantha Mewis, Heather O’Reilly
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Friday, 12 August 2016 at 10:00 AM MDT
Venue: Mane Garrincha Stadium—Brasilia, Brazil
TV Information: NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Weather at Kickoff: 82 degrees and partly sunny