The U.S. women’s soccer team missed out on gold for the second straight Olympics.
In five trips prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team USA took home four golds (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012) and one silver (2000).
Team USA got its first taste of revenge at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, when it defeated Sweden in the group stage and then won the final over the Netherlands. The team’s gold medal quest ended on Monday with a 1-0 defeat to Canada in the semifinals, but it will still play for bronze on Thursday against Australia.
Here’s everything you need to know for women’s soccer at the Tokyo Olympics:
What is the TV schedule for USWNT at the Tokyo Olympics?
All women’s soccer games at the Tokyo Olympics will be aired on NBC and NBC-affiliated channels, including NBCSN, the Olympic Channel and Peacock.
More information on how to watch the USWNT can be found on NBC’s full TV and live streaming schedule that includes 5,000-plus hours of Olympic coverage.
When does the U.S. women’s soccer team play?
The USWNT’s next match is Thursday at 4 a.m. ET on USA Network with the bronze medal up for grabs.
Team USA went 1-1-1 in Group G, losing 3-0 to Sweden, defeating New Zealand 6-1 and tying Australia 0-0. It then beat the Netherlands in a quarterfinals shootout before falling to Canada in the semifinals.
The bronze medal match begins at 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 5, while the gold medal match between Canada and Sweden will be played the same day at 10 p.m. ET.
Who is competing in the Tokyo Olympics for USWNT?
The members of the USWNT’s roster for Tokyo are:
- Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
- Tobin Heath
- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride
- Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
- Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit)
- Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
- Christen Press,
- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars)
- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC)
- Crystal Dunn
- Alyssa Naeher
- Rose Lavelle (OL Reign)
- Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash)
- Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
- Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City)
- Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars)
- Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
- Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC)
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski will lead the team in the Olympics after former coach Jill Ellis stepped down in 2019 following the World Cup victory tour.