U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Australia
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D
Winnipeg Stadium; Winnipeg, Canada
June 8, 2015
U.S. WNT OPENS GROUP D PLAY AT 2015 FIFA WWC: The U.S. Women’s National Team will begin its quest for a third title when it opens the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday, June 8, against Australia at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Canada. The USA’s opening game on the third match day of the tournament will be the first of three Group D matches which also includes clashes Sweden and Nigeria. The match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and NBC Universo at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT). Fans can follow all the action on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp, and follow the team along its journey by following it on Instagram and on Snapchat (ussoccer_wnt).
HOW WE GOT HERE: The WNT won the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship held last October in the USA. The USA officially clinched a spot in this year’s World Cup with a 3-0 semifinal victory against Mexico on Oct. 24. The USA capped off qualifying with a 6-0 win against Costa Rica in the title game on Oct. 26, led by four goals from Abby Wambach. Midfielder Carli Lloyd played every minute of the tournament and was named Most Valuable Player of the competition. Abby Wambach led the USA in scoring in the tournament with seven goals while Lloyd had five.