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Everything is on the line for the USWNT.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is down to its final four, and the U.S. women’s national team outlasted talented French hosts 2-1 last Friday to progress to the semifinals. Some thought Megan Rapinoe might be distracted by President Donald Trump making her a subject of his tweets in the run-up to the match. Instead, she scored two goals, was celebrated wildly from sea to shining sea, and AOC invited her and the rest of the team to hang out at the House of Representatives. You know, just totally normal, peak 2019 happenings.
Though France may be the toughest team the U.S. will face en route to a looming fourth World Cup title, England’s no slouch. To get to Sunday’s finals, the U.S. will have to best an English team with many of its talented squad members playing professionally in the robust FA Women’s Super League. The winners on Tuesday face the Netherlands-Sweden winner in their sport’s biggest stage. The losers go to the third-place match in Nice, ruing what could have been.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the United States vs. England at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
United States vs. England
- When: 3pm ET, Tuesday, July 2
- Where: Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France
- Streaming: Fox
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup live stream: Watch U.S. vs. England for free
Each of the following services carries Fox, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch U.S. vs. England at the 2019 Women’s World Cup for free.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2 (where much of the Women’s World Cup action has played out), NBCSN, and local channels including Fox (where this match will be broadcast). If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99 for the first month, $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. And for the Women’s World Cup, it’s especially strong, promising to stream each match in 4K. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list and our FuboTV review.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. FS1 and FS2, where the bulk of Women’s World Cup coverage has played out, are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite, and Ultra levels.
- Cost: $44.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including TNT for Champions League matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
United States vs. England: Why it matters
Winner goes to the finals—and given that both teams like to play a fairly open brand of soccer, this should be a fun match that could be more high scoring than the sometimes-tense match the U.S. participated in on Friday. For the U.S., look for Rapinoe to continue her good form at left wing, be it on set pieces where she’s especially dangerous or in open play where she scored what was ultimately the game-winner. Her counterpart on the other wing, Tobin Heath, has been quiet recently, but she’s been doing difficult work on both defense and offense to open up opportunities for teammates.
Though England’s lineup stacks up well against the U.S.’ across the board, pay attention to the talented backline. Lucy Bronze, considered by many to be the best right back in the women’s game, will duel Rapinoe throughout the match and can also get upfield to contribute to attacks. For goals, England leans heavily on striker Ellen White, though look for Nikita Parris to get involved from the right wing and trouble a U.S. defense that has only given up two goals in five matches.
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Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.