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USWNT vs Ireland: How to watch friendly online, Time, Channel, and lineups for USWNT soccer friendly

This Saturday, the U.S. women’s national team will take on the Republic of Ireland at Q2 stadium in Austin, Texas. During the international break in April, the two teams will play each other twice in friendly contests. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski will name the USWNT’s official roster for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after these matches. A player’s final chance to make the final roster is during those two games and the subsequent lengthy stretch of club play.

On Saturday, the Republic of Ireland will take on the USWNT in what will be their 14th all-time match. It’s been till 2019 that these two squads have faced each other. In the series versus the Irish, the United States is undefeated (13-0-0) and has scored five or more goals seven times.

The Republic of Ireland will be making its maiden appearance in the Women’s World Cup, and the team is currently rated 22nd in the world.

For the first time in over a year, Julie Ertz is on the U.S. roster. However, she is currently without a club team and faces an uphill struggle to make the final World Cup roster due to her lack of regular playing time. Despite being on 116 appearances due to the pandemic, injury, pregnancy, and official competitions, she will be honoured for earning 100 caps before the match.

USWNT International Friendlies Today’s Event Info

  • What: Women’s Soccer friendly
  • Who: USWNT vs. Republic of Ireland
  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Place: Q2 Stadium — Austin, Texas
  • TV channels: TNT, Universo
  • Streaming without cable: PremiumTV.

United States vs. Republic of Ireland Preview:

The U.S. team is in peak condition heading into this match. They’ve won their last five matches in a row. In addition, they defeated Brazil for the She Believes Cup. Alex Morgan will be counted on to step up and be a catalyst for the squad.

They are also enjoying a fine run of form, having dropped only one of their previous five contests. But the world’s top team, who are also in fine form, stands in their way.

USWNT vs Ireland prediction:

The U.S. Women’s National Team is the undeniable favourite to win this match. They are a natural phenomenon, which gives them an advantage in this competition.

United States vs. Republic of Ireland Storylines:


USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski and the team have started the year unbeaten. With so many returning players for this series, expect them to see significant playing time against an Ireland team preparing for their first World Cup. Forward Sophia Smith has rejoined the team after missing January training programmes and the SehBelievse Cup with a foot injury. Her time off has been beneficial, as she has scored four goals in her first two NWSL contests.

The midfielder Julie Ertz and the minutes she may or may not receive during her first camp in nearly two years will garner a great deal of attention. A lengthy absence due to a knee injury and subsequent maternity leave could result in a minute restriction in this opening match. Kelley O’Hara and Tierna Davidson are expected to play against Ireland as they return to the USWNT.

Alex Morgan is a strong contender to score. She has scored in all three of her previous appearances against Ireland, tallying a total of five goals, including a hat trick in her 2012 debut.

Republic of Ireland:

After a dramatic victory in a World Cup playoff encounter against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Ireland’s women are also preparing for their first World Cup appearance in 2023. Team captain Denise O’Sullivan, who plays for the North Carolina Courage of the NWSL, and Aresnal’s Katie McCabe won’t make things simple in the midfield, and the recent addition of NJ/NY Gotham FC’s Sinead Farrelly, who is expected to start against the U.S. Women’s National Team, will give the team an added boost.

The arc of Farrelly’s revival is just beginning. Seven years ago, she departed from professional soccer due to the verbal abuse and sexual coercion she endured in the NWSL under former coach Paul Riley. Since then, he has been banned from the NWSL following multiple investigations that confirmed the allegations. Her return to play now requires a FIFA clearance, a change required after representing the United States at the youth level.

“My father is from there,” said Farrelly. “I feel incredibly honoured and proud to be sporting this badge… I have held dual citizenship for nearly ten years.

“I believe that the timing of our invitation to this last training camp was divinely ordained and ideal for both of us. It simply worked out. It’s been wonderful. Obviously, there was an acclimation period. Everyone is so kind and hospitable. The girls are incredible, and I believe that to be the most essential factor.”

How to Watch United States vs. Republic of Ireland Without Cable:

As part of the new long-term rights contract between U.S. Soccer and Turner Sports, the U.S. Women’s National Team’s upcoming friendly against the Republic of Ireland will be shown on TNT.

There will also be a Spanish-language broadcast on Universo, which may be viewed online via the Peacock premium subscription program from NBC or Universo NOW.

You will be able to live stream the game from your computer or mobile device just by clicking on PremiumTV.

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