How to watch USWNT vs England international football friendly match: time, TV channel, live stream
The United States women’s national soccer team crosses the pond to take on England in an international soccer friendly match at Wembley Stadium on Friday October 7 (10/7/2022).
The Americans have won 13 consecutive matches, including the two recent friendlies against Nigeria in September. Last time out they won 2-1, although Nigeria scored twice. Oluwatosin Blessing Demehin scored an own goal in the 24th minute which the Nigerians could not recover from.
The England women are the reigning European champions and both teams are preparing for next summer’s Women’s World Cup. This is the 19th all-time meeting between the two nations, with the USWNT holding a 12-4-2 advantage.
Here’s how to watch.
What: International football friendly
Who: USWNT v England
When: Friday, October 7
Where: Wembley Stadium, England
Time: 3 p.m. ET
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Story by The Associated Press
As the United States prepared for Friday’s game against England at Wembley Stadium, the players tried to process a investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct are systemic in women’s football.
“We’re horrified and heartbroken and frustrated and exhausted and really, really angry,” defender Becky Sauerbrunn said.
Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates and law firm King & Spaulding released a report on Monday after being retained by US Soccer to investigate allegations of abuse in the National Women’s Soccer League following of a series of scandals last year.
The NWSL and its players’ association are conducting another investigation.
Five of the NWSL’s 10 coaches were fired or resigned last season amid misconduct allegations. Among them was North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley, who was fired after two former players, Mana Shim and Sinead Farrelly, accused him of sexual coercion and harassment for a decade. Riley denied the allegations.
Yates’ report focused on three former coaches, including Riley. Not only did the investigation find misconduct by all three, but it also revealed that their teams failed to cooperate fully.
“I think for so long it’s been up to the players to demand change. It’s because people in positions of authority and decision-making have repeatedly failed to protect us and they don’t have failed to hold each other accountable. Who are you really protecting and what values are you upholding? You have failed in your management,” Sauerbrunn said. “And I am of the opinion that all football owners, managers and officials Americans who repeatedly let players down and failed to protect players, who hid behind the law and did not fully participate in these investigations, should go.”
As Sauerbrunn spoke in London, his NWSL team, the Portland Thorns, announced that owner Merritt Paulson, general manager Gavin Wilkinson and manager Mike Golub would be immediately withdraw from any decision-making related to the Thorns until the league’s investigation is complete.
Farrelly and Shim played for the Thorns when Riley coached in 2014-15. At the time, the Thorns conducted an internal investigation into the allegations and decided not to renew Riley’s contract. But no reason for the decision was made public, and Riley continued to coach elsewhere in the league.
Sauerbrunn was asked about the growing pressure on Paulson to sell the team. She said she believed the NWSL joint investigation would make its own disciplinary recommendation.
“I don’t know if anything is going to come out in this other report that’s going to make any difference. And so at the end of the day, if people continue to disappoint players and they don’t comply with anything asked of them or implemented because of these reports, then they have to leave,” Sauerbrunn said.
Some of the details in Yates’ report were troubling.
“I think we are all relying on the things that were said in the report. Still working through this, in all the ways we do individually,” said defender Alana Cook, who plays for OL Reign. “I think we have such a momentous opportunity on Friday to play at a sold-out Wembley Stadium, and it’s marred by this report, and it’s marred by the atrocities that have been condoned and tolerated and allowed to continue. “
The report made numerous recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of players. Among them is the requirement that teams accurately disclose coaches’ misconduct to the league and football federation to ensure that coaches are not allowed to move between teams. It also calls for thorough vetting of coaches and timely investigations into allegations of abuse.
US Soccer also said it would immediately implement programs to protect players.
“It was a difficult day yesterday, a lot of emotions, different emotions. Personally, I am saddened by the report in everything we saw there, “said USA coach Vlatko Andonovski. “At the same time , I feel a lot of empathy for the players, and I have immense respect for the bravery of the players who spoke out and the players who participated in this report. Football is a game we all love and it should be a safe space.