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Mallory Pugh, Lindsey Horan, & USWNT host Panama this afternoon

The Lady Yanks host the Panama Red Tide in game two to of their effort to qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

John A. Babiak - @Photog_JohnB

Following up on Thursday’s ’made-for-viewing’ 6-0 win over Mexico, the US Women’s National Team plays host to Panama Femenina this evening in game two of the Concacaf ”Group A Women’s Championship Tournament. In drubbing Mexico, the senior USWNT moved one step closer to clinching a berth in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournament next year in France.

The Yanks play tonight and again on Wednesday against Trinidad and Tobago. Assuming that they continue in their winning ways, they will move on to the Concacaf Women’s Championship semifinals and championship games in Dallas on July 14-17th. They will play winners of the Concacaf ”Group B’ playoffs that are currently underway in Edinburg, Texas. Currently, Team USA comfortably sits atop of the Group A standings.

Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe each delivered two goals in the victory over Mexico, while Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath also added strikes that found the back of the net. A photo gallery from the match can be viewed below. It includes images of Colorado’s own Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan.

Panama should not be underestimated. They opened the tournament with what can be described as an upset victory in an impressive 3-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago. Panama outshot the Soca Warriors 20-10. Marta Cox, Kenia Rangel, and substitute Erika Hernandez scored for T&T. Panama has positioned itself in second place in Group A, and the Red Tide was one of the biggest movers in the latest FIFA rankings. The team moved up 75 places to 66th in the world and has a 5-1-2 record this year.

Watch this clip for Mallory Pugh’s thoughts on the win vs. Mexico and preparing for Panama:

How to Watch

Match Date/Time: Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. MT

Venue: Sahlen’s Stadium in WakeMed Soccer Park — Cary, North Carolina

Live stream: If you subscribe to FS1 but not FS2, you can stream the match live via the FOX Sports GO app.

FS1 and UND TV

Check local viewing events hosted by your local @AmericanOutLaws chapters:

  • @AOColorado (Denver)
  • @AOSprings (Colorado Springs)
  • @AOBoulder (Boulder)
  • @AOFortCollins (Fort Collins)

Click here for the complete Concacaf Women’s Champion Tournament Calendar.

Photo Gallery from USA’s victory over Mexico on October 4, 2018: