Starting from Thursday’s game against Mexico, the Olympics will begin to make the U.S. women’s national football team feel real. This is the first of two final adjustment matches before flying to Tokyo.
All 18 players participated USWNT’s Olympic roster Will be eager to show head coach Vlatko Andonovski that they should start in the opener of the Olympic group match against rival Sweden on July 21.
Fans and opponents will look for any hints about what the first XI might look like. Given that she has recently recovered from an injury, all eyes will also be on Tobin Heath and whether she will see playing time against Mexico. Julie Eltz, another player on the list who is still recovering, is not on the match day list.
How to watch USWNT vs. Mexico
The U.S. women’s national team played against Mexico at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.The game will be broadcast on FS1, UniMas and TUDN, all three networks will be able to pass fuboTV (7-day free trial).
What does USWNT expect against Mexico
Antonovsky explained why USWNT organized two matches against Mexico, ranked 28th, as the final preparation for his team.
“I think [Mexico] They have very good qualities, and they have an upward trend in the way they play,” Andonovsky told the media. “They also have good people, and they have the ability to break the team on an individual basis. They are very organized and very competitive. Especially when we compete with each other, the competition always becomes more competitive. This is the type of game we want to play before the Olympics. “
In addition to general fine-tuning, Andonowski also plans to use friendly matches to bring some in-game tactical surprises to his players, to see how quickly they can adapt. This is something such a good team must do to feel the challenge.
The following is the recent dominance of the American women’s football team: USWNT entered the game against Mexico with 42 unbeaten (38-0-4) games. This is the third longest consecutive unbeaten in American history and only fewer home runs than the US team. 9 field-time records were taken. This team’s performance in the United States is even more impressive, with 18 home games winning streak and 56 home games unbeaten (51-0-5).
Mexico, which has not qualified for the Olympics, will seek to use these games to make continuous progress. Driven by the increasing success of its domestic league, Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil will have eight players from champion Tigres UANL, three American college players and two players who trade on NWSL.
The formula for the Mexico team coached by former La Tri player Monica Vergara is simple: Defensive organization, quick transitions, and hopes that its skilled attackers can hit the United States during the break.
USWNT VS Mexico starting lineup
United States (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher-GK — 2-Crystal Dunn, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (C), 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Kelley O’Hara — 6-Kristie Mewis, 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis — 15-Megan Rapinoe, 13-Alex Morgan, 11-Christine Place
substitute: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 7-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Emily Sonnett, 16-Rose Lavelle, 19-Catarina Macario
Mexico: 1-Emily Alvarado-GK-4-Jocelyn Orejel, 3-Karina Rodríguez, 2-Bianca Sierra, 5-Jimena López-6-Rebeca Bernal, 7-Daniela Espinosa, 10-Stephany Mayor (C), 16-Nancy Antonio, 11-Maria Sanchez- 9-Kiana Palacios
substitute: 12-Isère Gonzalez, 8-Belén Cruz, 13-Reyes Reyes, 14-Christina Ferrar, 15-Nicole Soto, 17-Lizbeth O Valle, 18-Dania Perez, 19-Katy Martinez, 20-Alison Goenz
USWNT and Mexico: Odds and Predictions
Although Andonowski showed respect before the game, the US team often easily defeated the Mexico team.
In the last three games, the US team won with a total score of 13-0. Mexico also lost five goals to Japan in the last friendly match on June 13.
USWNT is such an unbalanced favorite that DraftKings doesn’t even offer the odds for the United States to win outright. The reason is easy to understand: In the 39 historical games with the Latley team, the US team has a 37-1-1 record, and one of the losses occurred in 2010.
Depending on whether you feel that there are 5 more seats in the game against Mexico, if you think Mexico can successfully defeat the United States, you can play “U.S. goals more than 4.5” or “Total goals less than 4.5” in the game. “attack.
Odds provided by DraftKings
- painting: +1900
- Mexico wins: +2200
- The total number of goals is less than 4.5: +112
- The United States has scored more than 4.5 goals: -110
- Mexico+4 Asian Handicap: -105