One of the best parts of every World Cup are the reactions to big moments.
Every four years, hardcore and first-time soccer fans are living and dying with every kick of the ball. If there's a winning goal in stoppage- or extra-time, you're just about guaranteed to see videos of those fans go viral.
If the United States Women's National Team is able to win its first-ever back-to-back title in France on Sunday, there are going to be plenty of those big moments. The USWNT squares off with the Netherlands in the final on Sunday (8:00 a.m. PT), and must knock off the reigning European champions on the road to repeating.
Luckily, the Bay Area is filled with places to watch the American women try to win another World Cup. Here are some of the best.
The San Jose Earthquakes have hosted viewing parties Avaya Stadium all tournament, and will do so again Sunday. You can RSVP here.
The San Francisco Parks Alliance and San Francisco Parks and Recreation will co-host a watch party for the final at Civic Center Plaza.
If you're looking to sing songs and dress up in red, white and blue, look no further than the unofficial supporters' group of U.S. Soccer.
The American Outlaws have chapters in Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa, and all four are hosting watch parties for every USWNT game. Here's where each chapter meets for games:
- Oakland: The Athletic Club, 59 Grand Ave.
- San Jose: Jack's Bar & Lounge, 167 E. Taylor St.
- San Francisco: McTeague's Saloon, 1237 Polk St.
- Santa Rosa: The Toad in the Hole Pub, 116 5th St.
Where else can I watch?
Despite the early kickoff for West Coast fans, plenty of places in the Bay Area will be open bright and early to broadcast Sunday's match.
Here's a sampling:
- Glen Park Station: 2816 Diamond St., San Francisco
- The San Francisco Athletic Club: 1750 Divisadero St., San Francisco
- Blackthorn Tavern: 834 Irving St., San Francisco
- Sláinte Oakland: 131 Broadway, Oakland
- Luka's Taproom & Lounge: 2221 Broadway, Oakland
- Grand Lake Theatre (Soccer Without Borders fundraiser): 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland
- Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive: 2155 Center St., Berkeley
- Rookies Sports Lodge (two locations): 99 S. First St., San Jose and 1535 Meridian Ave., San Jose
- Old Pro: 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto
The pressure is on Chelsea (12-5-8; 41 points).
The fourth-place Blues are only a point ahead of fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur (and former manager José Mourinho) in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification. Chelsea are winless in their last three matches, and dropped points Monday against Manchester United (9-8-8; 35 points) at Stamford Bridge would set up a scintillating showdown between the London rivals next Saturday. A win would rob Mourinho of his desired drama, however, and the Blues would have some much-needed separation between them and their closest rivals.
Manchester City's Champions League ban could ultimately make it a moot point, but United now have an opportunity thanks to their cross-town rivals. Manchester United are five points back of Spurs (and six back of Chelsea), so an away win would go a long way towards ensuring a legitimate race for the final Champions League spot down the stretch. United haven't won a Premier League match away from home this decade (they beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Dec. 28, 2019), and the Red Devils will need to find their form fast.
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Here's how to watch Monday's Chelsea-Manchester United match online and on TV.
When: Monday, Feb. 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
Live stream: NBC Sports
Be on alert for boo-birds at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal (6-13-6; 31 points) have drawn four straight Premier League matches under manager Mikel Arteta. Squint hard enough and the Gunners have a path to the UEFA Champions League, but they need to start winning matches and Arsenal supporters might not be patient with more dropped points Sunday against Newcastle United (8-7-10; 31 points).
The 12th-placed Magpies are only behind the Gunners on goal difference, but Steve Bruce's squad selection could draw jeers from the opposing supporters section. Newcastle trotted out three one-time Tottenham Hotspur players in their last match before the winter break (loanee Danny Rose and former Spurs Nabil Bentaleb and DeAndre Yedlin), and conceivably could do so again.
Rose famously scored a stunner on his Premier League debut against Arsenal a decade ago, and his new club will hope old habits die hard Sunday.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Arsenal-Newcastle United match live online and on TV.
When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports