Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USA vs. Chile

first_imgMuch like Thailand, Chile isn’t expected to present much of a challenge for the U.S. Women’s National Team in its second game of the World Cup.The Chileans, ranked 39th in the world by FIFA, are making their World Cup debut, though their tournament likely didn’t get off to the start they had hoped after falling 2-0 to Sweden. Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Coach Jose Letelier deserves some credit for turning around Chile’s national team as he took over in 2015. While in charge, he won the Campeonato Nacional Primera Division de Futbol Femenino 10 times in a row before leading Chile to its first-ever World Cup.The Americans, on the other hand, have already turned heads in France. They opened the tournament with a 13-0 thrashing of Thailand, which set a tournament record for most goals in a single match.  Related News Who is the Chile player to watch?Christiane Endler: The goalkeeper will have her hands full when Chile faces the USWNT, but she could be the Chileans’ best hope for success based on a big save she made against Sweden in her team’s first game of the tournament. At 6 feet, Endler is one of the most athletic and versatile keepers in the world right now. WHAT A SAVE!Chile goalkeeper Christiane Endler denies Sweden at the doorstep! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/PnqwXzjqqD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?Alex Morgan’s five goals against Thailand equaled her total from her previous 13 appearances for the USWNT.Chile is winless in its last 10 games (7L-3D). It has conceded multiple goals in six of those matches, losing all six games while failing to score in four of those games.When the United States played Thailand in its first match of the World Cup, Sam Mewis (two goals and two assists) and Alex Morgan (five goals and three assists) became the first U.S. players to have multiple goals and multiple assists in a single match since Lloyd in September 2016, which was also against Thailand.PredictionUSA 7, Chile 0Sunday’s match should be another that the Americans easily take. Based on the USA’s electric performance against Thailand, it’s not likely Chile will be able to compete, either. The Americans are ranked No. 1 in the world, and it’s likely they will remain unbeaten and unscored on. The defending champions will look to carry the momentum created from their first match into Sunday’s game. Here’s what you need to know:What time does the USA vs. Chile match start?The match kicks off Sunday at noon ET at Parc des Princes in Paris.How to watch or stream the USA vs. Chile game?Fox will broadcast the USA vs. Chile game. It can also be live-streamed on Fox Sports Go.When was the last time the U.S. played Chile?The USWNT has faced Chile twice, both in friendlies in 2018. The USWNT won each of those two games by a combined score of 7-0. Carli Lloyd is the only USWNT player to score twice against the South American side.last_img

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