June 15, 2012
U.S. Women's games to be televised
LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team at the Volvo Winners Cup, airing the Americans’ games against Sweden on June 16 and Japan on June 18.
Along with televising both U.S. matches, Universal Sports Network will provide live online streaming free at UniversalSports.com.
The Sweden-USA match will air live on Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. CT and USA-Japan will air delayed on Monday, June 18, also at 9 a.m. CT (the online stream will be live at 6 a.m. CT). Both U.S. matches will take place at Örjans Vall Stadium in Halmstad, Sweden.
The three-nation event features the top three finishers from last summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany as they prepare for the Summer Olympics in London.
The USA and Sweden played in the third-place match at the Algarve Cup last March with the Americans coming away with a 4-0 victory as Alex Morgan notched her first career hat trick and Abby Wambach added a goal.
The USA vs. Japan game will mark the third meeting of the year between the two 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finalists with Japan coming away with 1 -0 victory at the Algarve Cup during group play while the teams tied 1-1 in Japan during the Kirin Challenge Cup at the beginning of April.
Calling the network’s tournament coverage will be veteran soccer commentator and Chivas USA announcer Christian Miles, and two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup champion Brandi Chastain.
The U.S. WNT will play its Olympic Send-Off match against Canada on June 30 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. MT and the match will be broadcast live on NBC. Fans will also be able to follow the match on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt. More than 10,500 tickets have been sold for the game.