ESPN2 will help commemorate Women’s History Month with an eight-hour programming marathon dedicated to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) on Monday, March 30. The four classic match re-airs will celebrate the most successful national soccer team of this generation, beginning at 5 p.m. CT with a 1-0 USWNT victory over Canada from July 19, 2009 when all-time women’s national team goal-scorer Abby Wambach netted her 100th national team goal in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y. Watch Four Classic USWNT Matches Today
In addition to these ESPN2 matches, FIFA is showing the 1999 World Cup Final against China (think Brandy Chastain) at 1pm on their YouTube channel which you can circle back to later this week.
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The night of USWNT classic games will also feature USA vs. Mexico from December 2004, the retirement match for three pioneering women’s soccer stars – longtime captain Julie Foudy, two-time FIFA Women’s Player of Year Mia Hamm, and defender Joy Fawcett. During their remarkable careers, the trio helped lead the USWNT to a pair of FIFA World Cup championships (1991 and 1999) and Olympic Gold. You might also enjoy this story on Mia Hamm’s comments on Youth Development.
Other featured matches include a come-from-behind win against Brazil in the 2017 Tournament of Nations and an encore presentation of the March 11 match against Japan when the U.S. captured the 2020 SheBelieves Cup with a 3-1 victory in Frisco, Texas.
U.S. Women’s National Team Programming on ESPN2
Classic USWNT Matches
|Time (CT)||Match (Original Air Date)||Notes|
|5 p.m.||USA vs. Canada (Sun July 19 2009)||In the 78th min all-time USWNT goal-scorer Abby Wambach scores her 100th goal in front of fans in her hometown of Rochester N.Y.|
|7 p.m.||USA vs. Mexico (Wed Dec. 8 2004)||Mia Hamm Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett – members of the Golden generation of women’s soccer play their last match for the USWNT in Carson CA|
|9 p.m.||USA vs. Brazil (Sun July 30 2017)||USWNT storms back from a two-goal deficit in the 78th minute to beat Brazil 4-3 in the team’s second match in the 2017 Tournament of Nations.|
|11 P.m.||USA vs. Japan (Wed March 11 2020)||USWNT wins the 2020 SheBelieves Cup with a 3-1 victory over Japan|