The U.S. women’s national team, ranked No. one within the world, can debut at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on weekday
as a part of cluster F, absorbing Thailand during a match wherever the U.S. is predicted to place along a dominant effort.
The ruling 2015 World Cup champs seem to air a collision course to require on host France within the quarterfinals if each side end in 1st place (as expected) within the cluster stage.
With Jill Ellis and company coming into the sport healthy and assured, expect the U.S. to come back out robust and build myriad rating probabilities against an inferior team that’s overmatched on paper.
The united states – World Cup holders, the foremost successful country within the history of the competition,
and favorite ranked team on the world – set out their 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign on weekday because the last of the gap round of games gets current.
Thailand are the primary cluster F opponents tasked with stopping the USWNT as they appear to become solely the second team ever to with success defend a Women’s World Cup title.
Despite incoming in Europe earlier this month, the USWNT did not really build the trip over to France till once Fri night’s gap game between France and South Korea.
Alex Morgan can take centre stage for the Americans for the primary time at a World Cup and arguably has one thing still to prove on this stage.
Megan Rapinoe hasn’t compete any minutes for NWSL club facet Reign FC to date in 2019 as a results of injuries and attempting to preserve her fitness.
Carli thespian, meanwhile, is currently thirty six years old-time and will have a reduced role.
United States: within the history of the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. has ne’er lost its opener.
The U.S. has 5 wins and 2 attracts in World Cup openers, however since 2011 it’s won each opener.
within the 2015 tournament, the U.S. defeated Australia, 3-1, to kick things off.
the sole time these 2 groups have long-faced one another was once the 2016 Olympic Games,
and therefore the Americans ran away with a 9-0 finish in Columbus, Ohio. you’ll be able to watch the highlights here.
The U.S. contains a squad that’s miles ahead once it involves talent, ability and knowledge.
which will be evident simply 5 minutes in. Expect a cushty finish however a minimum of four goals, however it’ll be a lot of.
Thailand: this is often the toughest game this team face all tournament,
and if it will salvage some extent against the defensive champs, this facet might celebrate like they won the complete factor.
the matter is, this one can doubtless get ugly and extremely quickly.
they need won only one of their last seven games and are hierarchic No. thirty four within the FIFA world rankings.
Thailand hopes are going to be fastened on US-born forward Miranda Nild,
who conjointly goes by her Thai name Suchawadee Nildhamrong, and presently plays school association football for UC Berkeley.
She and fellow American-born back-up goalkeeper creative person Sornpao are the sole players within the 23-strong squad who don’t play club soccer for groups in Siam.
USA: Naeher; O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, Dunn; Lavelle, Ertz, Horan; Heath, Morgan, Rapinoe
Thailand: Charoenying; Phetwiset, Chinwong, Sornsai, Srangthaisong; Khueanpet, Boothduang; Sungngoen, Intamee, Thongsombut; Nildhamrong
The two groups might hardly be in additional contrastive type prior to this one,
with the USA on a six-game run and crushed one time in their last thirty-nine games stretching back to 2017.
Their 2 most up-to-date losses are against France, that might be vital later.
Thailand are on a nasty run and have lost near one in all their last twelve games – the only finish was a 4-0 thrashing of Hungary within the 2019 Cyprus Cup wherever they finished eighth out of twelve groups.
Women’s World Cup: USA vs. Thailand
Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune II — Reims, France
TV channel: Fox and Telemundo
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)