USA vs Uzbek Time, TV Channels, Stream, Lineups for USWNT Women’s Soccer Friendlies

With World Cup and Olympic qualifiers on the horizon at the CONCACAF W Championship this summer, the US women are looking to play two games against a team from the Asian region in Uzbekistan, ranked 48th in the world by the official Prepare competition FIFA rankings.

It will be the first two meetings ever between the two sides. Uzbekistan has not reached the Women’s World Cup or the Olympics, nor has it ever progressed out of the group stage of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

The matchup marks the 55th distinct country the USWNT has faced in its history and the 8th nation ever from the Asian Confederation. It’s the first new Asian team the USWNT has faced since a clash with Thailand in 2016, a 9-0 win for the US.

Vlatko Andonovski’s side put in a solid performance at the 2022 SheBelieves Cup in February, which included two wins and a draw from a young side poised for potential consideration for the full-strength women’s squad set to fight for World Cup qualification. wanted to impress. The likes of Sofia Huerta, Jaelin Howell, Catarina Macario, Ashley Hatch and Trinity Rodman all used solid performances at this February event to earn a place in the squad for the games against Uzbekistan.

The USA have not conceded a goal on home soil for over two years, most recently in March 2020 in a 3-1 win against Japan.

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How to watch USWNT vs Uzbekistan

  • Date: Saturday, April 9th
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: Fox
  • Stream: fuboTV
  • Spanish language stream: vix

Saturday’s game between the United States and Uzbekistan from Field in Columbus, Ohio will be televised in the US on Fox (English) and streamed on Vix (Spanish). It can also be streamed on fuboTV and new users can benefit from a free trial.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 12th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Stream: fuboTV
  • Spanish language stream: vix

Tuesday’s game between the United States and Uzbekistan at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania will be broadcast on ESPN2 (English) and streamed in the US on Vix (Spanish). It can also be streamed on fuboTV and new users can benefit from a free trial.

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Line-up USWNT vs. Uzbekistan

The USWNT, which has tested a number of younger players, should begin to shift to a stronger line-up as the CONCACAF W Championship draws near, but there are still notable absentees from this roster. Stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe do not appear while pregnant Crystal Dunn is not yet ready to return.

Abby Dahlkemper and Lindsey Horan have returned from injury and made the squad and are likely to be included. Sam Mewis was originally called up to the squad but has pulled out as she is not yet ready to return after suffering a knee injury.

With Becky Sauerbrunn Having recovered from surgery to repair a torn meniscus, it will be interesting to see how much Dahlkemper is represented in defensive center or if Andonovski stays with the younger ones Tierna Davidson and Alan Cook. Andonovski insisted Trinity Rodman still evolving and progressing slowly.

USWNT Starting Lineup – April 9th ​​(4-3-3): 1-Nearer (GK) – 19-Fox, 15-Cook, 2-Dahlkemper, 5-O’Hara – 10-Horan, 17-Sullivan, 16-Lavelle – 9-Pugh, 20-Macario, 11-Smith.

USWNT Subs – April 9 (7): 21-Kingsbury (GK), 8-Huerta, 22-K. Mewis, 6-Howell, 13-Sanchez, 23-Purce, 7-Hatch

Uzbekistan, coached by Midori Honda, who represented Japan at the 1991 World Cup, has made an appearance at the Turkey Women’s Cup in February, where it defeated Lithuania, drew against Venezuela and finished third against Ukraine.

All players in the squad play either domestically or in nearby Turkey.

Uzbekistan Starting Lineup – April 9 (3-5-2): 1-Tilovova (GK) — 20-Zaripova, 21-Tojiddinova, 9-Irisboeva — 10-Ablyakimova, 6-Turdalieva, 5-Panjieva, 17-Zarbieva — 7-Kudratova, 23-Khabibullaeva, 18-Norboeva

Uzbekistan – April 9 (12): 12-Saidova, 13-Uzganova, 2-Nabieva, 3-Kuchkarova, 4-Zaynitdinova, 8-Ergasheva, 11-Mirzayorova, 14-Takaboeva, 15-Vorhidova, 16-Juraboeva, 19-Kamoltoeva, 22-Khusniddinova

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