Sweden vs USWNT: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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The U.S. women's national team begins its Olympic journey on Wednesday with a Group G match against Sweden, the team that ended their hopes of a medal in 2016.

Watch Sweden vs USWNT on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

This could be the last dance for several USWNT stars, so the stakes couldn't be higher as they try to complete their international careers by securing their nation's fifth gold medal.

Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.

Games Sweden vs USWNT
Date July 21, 2021
Times 4.30am ET, 1.30am PT
Stream fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV channel, live stream & how to watch

In the United States (US), this year's Olympics soccer games can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (watch with a 7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

U.S. TV channel Online stream
USA Network fubo TV (7-day free trial)

Team news & rosters

Position USWNT roster
Goalkeepers Naeher, Franch, Campbell
Defenders Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O'Hara, Dunn, Sonnett, Davidson, Krueger
Midfielders Ertz, Sam Mewis, Kristie Mewis, Horan, Lavelle, Macario
Forwards Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, Press, Lloyd, Williams

The health of defensive midfielder Julie Ertz, considered a game-time decision, will have a major effect on the lineup plans of head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

If Ertz does return from injury, it would enable Lindsey Horan to move forward into her more natural box-to-box role. Otherwise, Horan would maintain the number six duties she has carried of late in Ertz's absence.

Predicted USWNT starting XI: Naeher, Dunn, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O'Hara, Horan, Sam Mewis, Lavelle, Rapinoe, Press, Morgan

Position Sweden
Goalkeepers Falk, Lindahl, Musovic
Defenders Andersson, Bjorn, Eriksson, Glas, Ilestedt, Kullberg
Midfielders Asllani, Angeldal, Bennison, Hurtig, Roddar, Seger
Forwards Anvegard, Blackstenius, Blomqvist, Jakobsson, Janogy, Rolfo, Schough

Sweden are medal hopefuls having gone unbeaten in eight straight matches and fighting to a draw against the Americans earlier this year.

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They are ranked No 5 in the world right now and finished third in the last World Cup.

Predicted starting XI: Falk, Eriksson, Bjorn, Illestedt, Bennison, Seger, Angeldal, Asllani, Janogy, Jakobsson, Blackstenius

Recent results & head-to-head

Last five results

USWNT results Sweden results
USWNT 4-0 Mexico (Jul 5) Sweden 0-0 Australia (Jun 15)
USWNT 4-0 Mexico (Jul 1) Sweden 1-0 Norway (Jun 10)
USWNT 2-0 Nigeria (Jun 16) Sweden 4-2 Poland (Apr 13)
USWNT 4-0 Jamaica (Jun 13) Sweden 1-1 USWNT (Apr 10)
USWNT 1-0 Portugal (Jun 10) Sweden 3-0 Malta (Feb 23)

Head-to-head

Date Result
April 10, 2021 USWNT 1-1 Sweden
November 7, 2019 USWNT 3 - 2 Sweden
June 20, 2019 USWNT 2-0 Sweden
June 8, 2017 USWNT 1 - Sweden
August 12, 2016 Sweden 1 (4)-1 (3) USWNT