The United States played well against Australia in a lot of ways, but ultimately needed a 90th minute goal from Lindsey Horan to maintain some control over their 2018 Tournament of Nations destiny. Tonight, they face Brazil in what may be a must-win game (depending on how Australia’s earlier game against Japan turns out). So far, it’s been a mixed tournament for the USWNT, who shredded Japan in a wide-open but sloppy game before looking more precise and less dangerous against the Matildas. Finding a happy medium between those two performances is likely the object tonight.
Location: Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)
Kickoff time: 8:30pm Eastern
It feels like Jill Ellis will keep Sauerbrunn in the lineup with the tournament on the line, and that Press (who did very well running outside-in to overload Japan’s centerbacks) will get a recall over Heath at right forward. The lopsided 433/343 design will remain in place, which means the team’s best attacking player remains at left back. It’s fine. I’m fine.
Available TV: Fox Sports 1
Available streaming: Fox Sports Go
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What are you drinking?: It’s been a long day. Barrel Select Patron añejo, neat.
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