There will be a bronze medal and valuable financial incentive at stake for the United States National Women’s Football Team as they look to close their Olympic participation with a victory over Australia in the third place match. .
Both teams have just lost 1-0 in the semi-finals. For Australia, no.9, this will be their very first opportunity to play for an Olympic medal. It’s also the first bronze medal game in USWNT history, given he’s used to competing for gold (five of the previous six Olympics).
These two teams have already faced each other in the last game of the group stage, drawing a 0-0 draw for a result that saw both sides advance. Many goals are expected in this bronze medal match with Australia’s Sam Kerr looking to add to her five goals in the tournament, while Carli Lloyd, 39, and Megan Rapinoe, 36, hope to succeed. a potentially memorable final Olympic match of their career.
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USWNT vs Australia live score
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United States – Megan Rapinoe – 8th min.
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8th minute: Olympic! Megan Rapinoe scores from a corner! What purpose. She wrapped that ball over the keeper’s head and into the goal straight from the corner flag.
7th minute: Excellent shot for the first time from Christen Press and Australian goalkeeper Teagan Micah had to make the big save on a ball intended for the corner.
1st minute: We leave and Australia with the offensive pressure from the start.
3h59: Carli Lloyd does not kneel with her teammates caught the attention of social media:
3h50: This series has been a pretty one-sided affair:
3h47: All eyes are on American goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, who replaces injured Alyssa Naeher in goal.
3h43: The USWNT’s offense will also face an Australian team playing without their top defender in Ellie Carpenter.
#USAvAUS the rosters for the bronze medal are in place. A great tactical thing: Christen Press starts in the lead for #USWNT, and Clare Polkinghorne replaces suspended Ellie Carpenter in the back trio of the Matildas. Huge compromise in speed there. Can the top three Americans finally click and exploit it? pic.twitter.com/n84KtyQlz2
– Jeff Kassouf (@JeffKassouf) August 5, 2021
3h41: Stephanie Catley will play more defense for the Matildas against the USWNT. This is a good thing for the USA:
3h30: An overview of the warm-ups:
2h46: This is the last American starting XI of these Olympics:
USWNT starting XI vs Australia
US head coach Vlatko Andonovski will give Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd what could be their last start at the Olympics. He gives Rose Lavelle a break in the middle of the field, with Sam mewis take his place. The back line is the same that started the semi-final against Canada with Adrianna franch take over from the wounded Alyssa naeher in order to.
Australia play the same formation that lost to Sweden in the semi-final, except for the defender Claire Polkinghorne enter the XI instead of the suspended Ellie Charpentier, who received a red card in the final stages of the previous match. Polkinghorne will likely play in the middle of a threesome with Alanna kennedy slide to replace Carpenter on the right side of the defensive line.
MORE: List of the United States Women’s Olympic Team
Inputs (4-3-3, from left to right): 18-Adrianna Franch-GK – 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tierna Davidson, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara – 9-Lindsey Horan, 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis – 15-Megan Rapinoe, 10 -Carli Lloyd, 11-Christen Press
Alternates: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Emily Sonnett, 16-Rose Lavelle, 6-Kristie Mewis, 7-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan
Sitting outside: 1-Alyssa Naeher (injured), 20-Casey Krueger, 19-Catarina Macario, 21-Lynn Williams
Entries (3-4-3, from left to right): 18-Teagan Micah-GK – 7-Steph Catley, 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 14-Alanna Kennedy – 13-Tameka Yallop, 6-Chloe Logarzo, 10-Emily van Egmond, 16-Hayley Raso – 9-Caitlin Foord, 2- Sam Kerr, 17-Kyah Simon
Alternates: 1-Lydia Williams, 5-Aivi Luik, 21-Laura Brock, 3-Kyra Cooney-Cross, 19-Courtney Nevin, 15-Emily Gielnik, 11-Mary Fowler
Sitting outside: 22-Mackenzie Arnold-GK, 12-Ellie Carpenter (suspended), 8-Elise Kellond-Knight, 20-Charlotte Grant
How to watch the USWNT bronze medal game against Australia
- Dated: Thursday August 5
- Time: 4 a.m. ET
- TV channels: American network
- Television in Spanish: Telemundo
- Streaming: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app (with user authentication)
The bronze medal game between the United States and Australia will be broadcast live on USA Network and Telemundo at 4 a.m. ET. Both networks are available to stream on fuboTV (7 day free trial).
All football games are also streamed in the United States on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app and the Telemundo Deportes app, all with user authentication.