After a disappointing exit at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the United States Women’s National Team is back in action, as the soccer stars face Thailand on Sept. 15. It’s Heather O’Reilly’s last game — will she cap off her career with a win? It’s going to be good so click to watch!
It’s been a month since the US Women’s team has been involved in international play, but Alex Morgan, 27, Christen Press, 27, Carli Lloyd, 34, Alyssa Naeher, 28, and the rest of the American squad will form like Voltron to face team Thailand. These two squads will square off in the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The action kicks off at 8:00 PM ET so be ready to see every thrilling second.
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Win or lose, this game is going to be an emotional one for the USWNT, as it’ll be the last time that Heather O’Reilly, 31, will play for the team. After 14 years (she made her international debut in 2002), only six women have played more games for the United States’ international team. “As much as I would like to play in the national team until I’m 80 years old, that’s just not realistic,” Heather said, per ESPN. “There are other amazing things I’m looking forward to as well.”
The US Women’s squad is in a transition period. After Abby Wambach retired and Hope Solo, 35, got sacked, the team is obviously readjusting to the changes. The USWNT suffered an uncharacteristically early loss during the Rio 2016 Olympics. Sweden sent the Americans packing in the quarterfinals after they lost a penalty kick shoot-out.
Though the USA is the favorites going into this game, they can’t afford to overlook the Thailand team. After all, this is the first time they’ve every met, via US Soccer. Their coach, Spencer Prior, is a former English footballer with more than 500 matches under his belt. Can this relative newcomer score the biggest win in the club’s history by upsetting the Americans? Or will Team USA get back to its winning ways?
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers? Will the USA go all the way or will Thailand take the win?