USA vs. Costa Rica Olympic Qualifier: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Preview and More



Welcome to your live thread for tonight's United States Women's National Team match-up against Costa Rica. This is game number one of Olympic qualifying for the Yanks, who are the clear favorites to win this tournament.

This is the first tournament since the retirement of Abby Wambach, so it’s a chance for Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan to step up and be the go-to goal scorer for the U.S. The pressure is not solely on Morgan, however. World Cup hero Carli Lloyd has scored four goals in the last four games and had two goals in the last game against the Costa Ricans.

The U.S. has dominated Costa Rica throughout history, including 8-0 and 7-2 drubbings this past summer. Expect Costa Rica to sit back and absorb a ton of pressure throughout the game and spring one or two counterattacks.

If the game is put out of reach relatively early, there may be a Mallory Pugh sighting. The UCLA commit scored on her debut against Ireland last month and could very well be the future up top for the Americans.

The Road to Rio begins tonight and you can count on goals being scored.

USWNT Lineup:

Goalkeeper: Hope Solo

Defenders: Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg

Midfielders: Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn, Carli Lloyd (c), Tobin Heath

Striker: Alex Morgan

How to Watch:

Match Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Toyota Stadium — Frisco, TX.

TV: You're going to have to stream it.

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC or via @ussoccer_wnt

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