Just over one year ago, the United States women’s national team won the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Tonight, they kickoff their campaign to be the first team to ever follow up a World Cup win by winning an Olympic gold medal.
As we always support the USWNT, we will be especially rooting for Georgia natives, Kelley O’Hara and Morgan Brian who are included in Jill Ellis’s squad.
The Olympics are nothing new to the Fayetteville native, O’Hara, who played every minute of the 2012 Olympics. Brian, however, will be playing in her first Olympic Games but is racing to gain fitness after a couple of small hamstring injuries in the past few months. Whether Brian starts or not is questionable but O’Hara will likely start against New Zealand.
We’ll be watching the USWNT tonight and will be in the comments below. Come stop by and join us if you are watching too.
How to watch
Kickoff time: 6:00 PM EST
Available TV: NBCSN, NBC Universo
Available Streaming: NBC Sports App, NBC Sports Live Extra, nbcolympics.com