he U.S. Women’s National team will look to maintain a perfect record against Russia when the two teams meet on Thursday at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. It’s the first of two friendlies the USWNT will play against Russia in the space of a few days. The two teams will also meet at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday night. Here are the schedule and streaming details for the first of these matches.
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 7 p.m. CT.
Live Stream: Fox Soccer 2Go.
Head coach Jill Ellis has named a star-studded roster for this friendly. The group includes Alex Morgan and Christen Press in attack, while Carli Lloyd will feature in midfield. Lloyd remains the heartbeat of this team and one of the sport’s true stars even at 34. She joined Manchester City in February to earn a shot at the Champions League.
Lloyd is playing some of the best football of her career. Her energy and technique play a vital role in keeping the supply consistent to Morgan and Press. The latter’s pace could easily overwhelm Russia during the early stages. Press has a prolific recent history against Russia, scoring three times during a 7-0 and an 8-0 win back in February 2014, per the U.S. Soccer official website.
However, it is Morgan who will enter this friendly in fine form. The Lyon attacker netted a hat-trick last month to help her side advance in the Coupe de France Feminine. Morgan has also helped Lyon reach the last four in the Champions League. Ironically, she will meet Lloyd and City in the semi-final.USA vs Russia: what to watch for. More. The United States will kick off one of two friendlies against Russia tomorrow as they take advantage.