Highlights of USA vs. Netherlands: USWNT and Dutch play to a 1-1 draw


Highlights of USA vs. Netherlands

Don’t make Lindsey Horan mad in Wellington, New Zealand.

After colliding with Lyon teammate Danielle van de Donk on Thursday, the U.S. captain scored a thunderous header to salvage a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands and keep the U.S. women’s national team’s hopes alive.

By beating Portugal and maintaining their plus-2 goal differential against the Netherlands, the two-time defending champions will clinch the top spot and avoid England, Germany, and France in the final.

This was the first time the Americans have trailed in a World Cup game since the 2011 quarterfinals. They appeared disorganized and tentative, showing none of the cohesion they had to start the game.

A hard tackle by van de Donk early in the second half changed everything.

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In the aftermath of the USWNT’s corner kick, Horan collapsed to the ground and was down for several minutes. She was clearly angry when she finally got up. Her Lyon teammate and she were pushing and shoving in the box. Despite the referee’s best efforts to calm Horan, when Rose Lavelle lined up in the corner, she continued to mutter.

The final word went to Horan.

Columnist for USA TODAY Sports, Nancy Armour

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What time is the U.S. women’s World Cup soccer game today?

Tonight’s match between the U.S. women’s team and the Netherlands is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox. The game will take place at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, also known as “The Cake Tin.”

JP Dellacamera, the former Philadelphia Union TV voice who will call the game, will be joined in the booth by former U.S. star Aly Wagner. Jenny Taft and Tom Rinaldi will be reporting from Wellington Regional Stadium.

On Telemundo, United States-Netherlands will also be broadcast in Spanish with Andrés Cantor as play-by-play voice and Natalia Astrain and Manuel Sol as analysts.

Young United States star Sophia Smith (right) celebrated with teammate Crystal Dunn after scoring a goal during the team's Group E victory against Vietnam.

U.S. women’s 2023 World Cup schedule

The U.S. women’s schedule for the 2023 World Cup is as follows:

  • Playing in groups
  • The United States defeated Vietnam 3 to 0
  • The United States plays the Netherlands at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 (Fox, Telemundo).
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1, 3 a.m. (Fox, Telemundo).
  • The round of 16 will take place from August 5 to August 8
  • The quarterfinals will be held from Aug. 10 to 12
  • The semi-finals will take place on August 15 and 16
  • Match for third place: Aug. 19, 4 a.m. (Fox, Telemundo)
  • Final of the World Cup: Aug. 20, 6 a.m. (Fox, Telemundo)