The United States is on the edge of extending an historic run at the top of women’s soccer today.
With a win over the Netherlands, the U.S. would claim a record-extending fourth World Cup and would be just the second team to win back-to-back tournaments, after Germany achieved the feat in 2003 and 2007.
Without further ado, here’s how you can watch the match this morning and a smattering of RSL Soapbox coverage upon which to feast your eyes.
- What: FIFA Women’s World Cup Final
- Who: United States vs. Netherlands
- When: Sunday, July 7; 9 a.m. Mountain Daylight
- Where: Stade de Lyon; Lyon, France
- TV: Fox (KSTU Fox 13 — 13.1 over-the-air, Dish & DirecTV 13)
- Live stream: Fox Sports
Women’s World Cup coverage
I do not believe it is unfair to say that Becky Sauerbrunn is the best center back the U.S. has ever produced. She is better at her prime than Carla Overbeck or Christie Pearce at theirs. She has a club record that matches her talents on the international stage to boot.
And now after years, caps and goals in games that don’t really matter, Christen Press has her moment. She scored a goal in the biggest stage in soccer against England in the semifinal.
No, she is not everyone’s idea of what a right back should be. She still drives forward and gets involved in the attack in a way that realizes on her speed to make up for it when the other team gets the ball.
Everything on the line. A place in the final. Another step on the Tour for Four.
And so until then, we wait. Obviously, games on ESPNEWS are not ideal. It’s not the main ESPN channel nor ESPN2, but at least, it’s something for the NWSL as it moves forth, and with the exposure and success of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, specifically the U.S. National Team, this can hopefully lead to something bigger and better.