Where to Watch USWNT vs South Africa Women’s Soccer on US TV
In a historic farewell clash, two-time World Cup champion Julie Ertz will bid adieu to the U.S. women’s national team as they face South Africa at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium. This match marks the start of a two-game friendly series celebrating the retirements of Ertz and Megan Rapinoe. Here’s all you need to know about this emotional showdown: Watch Here
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 21
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: TNT
- Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
- Odds: USWNT -1600; Draw +675; South Africa +2700
This will be the USWNT’s first set of friendlies since their World Cup campaign, which ended in a heartbreaking penalty shootout loss to Sweden in the round of 16. Following that disappointment, former head coach Vlatko Andonovski resigned, and Twila Kilgore took the reins as interim coach. Kilgore introduced a 27-player roster for this farewell series, comprising mainly 2023 World Cup squad members. However, there are fresh faces in the mix, including forward Mia Fishel, aiming for her first-ever cap, and 18-year-old Jaedyn Shaw, who is part of her first senior national team camp. Keep an eye on Shaw as she could be the key to unlocking the attack.
Banyana Banyana, under head coach Desiree Ellis, had a historic run at the World Cup. Although they faced a round of 16 exit with a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands, Ellis has played a crucial role in the program’s evolution. South Africa currently holds their highest-ever world ranking in women’s soccer at No. 45. American fans will recognize Thembi Kgatlana, a striker for Racing Louisville FC in NWSL, known for her clinical finishing and ability to leave defenders gasping for air.
While this match will undoubtedly be a celebration of two remarkable careers, both teams, coming off knockout round exits, will still be eager to put on a show. Expect a thrilling contest. Prediction: USWNT 2, South Africa 1.
Get ready for an emotional and exhilarating clash as legends say their goodbyes and emerging talents make their mark on the field.