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The U.S. beat Thailand 13-0 in their first World Cup outing on Tuesday. They couldn’t possibly lose a match against Chile, could they?
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is well underway, and it’s the defending champs who have made the biggest splash so far. The United States opened their campaign on Tuesday with an emphatic, bombastic, record-setting 13-0 win over Thailand, which included 10 second-half goals and wall-t0-wall goal celebrations (the latter raising the ire of Canadian commentators). Star striker Alex Morgan scored five of the 13 goals, putting her in contention for the tournament’s Golden Boot, and by the match’s end, the team had shifted into an extremely attacking 3-1-2-4 formation, which pretty much makes the U.S. the Darth Vader of women’s soccer.
Now, they’ll shift their attention to Chile, which is making their World Cup debut this year.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the United States vs. Chile at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
United States vs. Chile
- When: 12pm ET, Sunday, June 16
- Where: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
- Streaming: Fox
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup live stream: Watch U.S. vs. Chile for free
Each of the following services carries Fox, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch U.S. vs. Chile 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 will be), NBCSN, and local channels. 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 actions 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 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. Chile: Why it matters
So, there are no lingering concerns about how the U.S. came out in their first match. They definitely look up for it, and they’re playing a Chile team on the big stage for the first time who is ranked even lower than the Thailand team. The biggest concern might be karma: In racking up such a big margin against an opponent like Thailand, are they being unsportsmanlike, or are they merely playing to their abilities and therefore being more respectful by scoring seemingly at will? We may not get a good sense of this team’s ceiling until their third group match against Sweden, but until then, enjoy the goals we predict will come. It may not be 13 goals, but then again, this is a team that has multiple goal-scoring options it’s not shy about deploying.
Chile does have one factor that Thailand doesn’t have, which could help. Christiane Endler is a tall, solid goalkeeper who captains La Roja Feminina and plays her club soccer with Paris Saint-Germain. Facing the likes of the loaded Lyon team—featuring a number of the world’s best players, including the core of the French team—may prepare her for what she’ll be tasked with against the United States.
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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.