USWNT vs. Australia dwell rating, updates, highlights from the 2021 ladies’s olympic soccer match match in group g
The scenario for the US women’s national soccer team is simple: win or draw against Australia in the final game of Group G and secure second place in the group, an automatic place in the quarter-finals and a likely duel against the Netherlands. Australia needs a win to do the same.
If there is a loser in the game, that team will finish third and will have to wait for the other groups to complete later in the day to see if they have one of the two best records for third place. If not, that team will be eliminated. If someone from Australia or the USA qualifies as third-placed team, this team will meet Canada or Great Britain in the quarter-finals.
The USWNT come after a 6-1 win against New Zealand, which followed the shock of a 3-0 defeat by Sweden. Meanwhile, Australia scored all three points with their 2-1 win over New Zealand before losing to Sweden as well, a 4-2 thriller in which striker Sam Kerr scored two goals and missed a penalty that was temporarily taken it would be a 3-3 game.
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Sporting News will follow the game live and provide real-time updates, commentary and highlights from the USWNT v Australia Group G final.
USWNT v Australia live ticker
(All times east)
50th minute: Alex Morgan disappoints with another offside call. The camera pans to Kelley O’Hara, who looks frustrated. But Crystal Dunn just gave it away with another seeking ball that is nowhere near Megan Rapinoe.
46th minute: Second half is running. No changes.
Half time: USA 0, Australia 0
Halftime: Australia were the better side this half, but the Matildas failed to score a breakthrough despite several set pieces and a header that hit the crossbar. The US had two real chances and both came through Alex Morgan, one hitting the net but being overturned because of a narrow offside. The main problem for the USWNT is that the midfield and strikers cannot help maintain real possession and they are outnumbered or under pressure from the Aussie. Australia made more passports, they were more accurate with their passports and won more tackles (see below). We’ll see what tactical changes US head coach Vlatko Andonovski makes at halftime.
HT: USA 0-0 Australia
Shots (OT): 3 (2) – 7 (3)
Ownership: 37 – 63
Duels won%: 40 – 60
Air duels won%: 50 – 50
Total passes: 148 – 250
Accuracy of fit%: 61 – 78
Opp half pass accuracy%: 50 – 52
Tackles% won: 33-73
Fouls: 5 – 3
– NWSL Analitica (@NwslAnalitica) July 27, 2021
45th minute: The USWNT goes the other way and there is a great through pass for Christen Press, but their first touch takes them far to the left and their shot on goal is weak and makes for an easy save.
44th minute: Becky Sauebrunn of the USA takes a corner after a ball is shot over the top in the path of Kyah Simon. Julie Ertz with a good defensive play in the penalty area to stop Sam Kerr.
43rd minute: Australian Yallop with a shot to the right in the penalty area, which is comfortably intercepted from near. This was preceded by a turnover from Kelley O’Hara on the other side of the field. Australia dominated this half.
38th minute: On the ensuing counterattack from the set piece, Megan Rapinoe chases a ball on the edge of the Australian penalty area, pushes Carpenter to get there and then runs into the goalkeeper. Rapinoe is shown a yellow card.
38th minute: A foul by Sam Mewis leads to another set piece situation and two Australian players get in each other’s way and are not shot.
36th minute: The USWNT has no real estate. Either Australian pressure leads to a giveaway or the passing is over. Crystal Dunn tried to get Sam Mewis behind the defense, but the pass was too long.
34th minute: Australia can’t take advantage of a corner and the USWNT can’t crack the counterattack. It was the theme of the first half here.
33rd minute: In the meantime, Madelen Janogy is adding a second for Sweden. The Swedes play 2-0 against New Zealand.
31st minute: The USWNT scores! Alex Morgan heads a cross from Kelley O’Hara after a short corner, but the flag goes offside. The officers watch for a long time, but no clear and obvious mistake has been found and the sidelong hold. But it was REALLY close.
30th minute: Christen Press runs on the Australian defense with the ball at her feet, but defender Ellie Carpenter takes the ball off. It looked dangerous.
26th min .: Australia wins another ball in the US half with the high press. The ball is back in the USA box, but it has been cleared for the moment. The Americans can’t get this game under control yet.
20th minute: Another Australian set piece. This is a corner and the Matildas get a shot into the blocked box. Except for the inclusion of Alex Morgan, it was all of Australia early.
17.Min .: A header from Australia hits the bar! Up close it looked like she had a beat on that ball, but it was dangerous. It was the late addition, Mary Fowler, with the shot.
15 minutes.: To confirm that the US and Australia are playing for second place, Anna Anvegard set Sweden up 1-0 against New Zealand and they are expected to win Group G. For reasons of competition, both group finals will be held at the same time.
14.Min .: And it’s a third standard Australian situation in the US defensive third. This is passed on to the US goalkeeper Alyssa Naheher.
12.Min .: Another set piece for Australia in the US box. Nothing comes of it. The broadcast flashed a graphic and Australia has 62% of the ownership so far.
8th minute: USA chance – Alex Morgan shakes off the defenders during break and her shot goes straight for the goalkeeper. Looks like she’ll get a chance at those quick runaways today. A pass from Lavelle set them on their way.
6th min .: Teams swap possession at an early stage. No team really holds on to it long enough. Game has not yet calmed down.
1st minute: We’re gone and the USWNT is already in Australia’s half.
3:56 am: Later line-up change from Australia for the striker. This is good news for the US. Foord was a threat in the first two games:
3:50 am: There will be a certain atmosphere in this game. We will see who the children have their roots for:
3:48 am: There are many reactions to Abby Dahlkemper being out and Tierna Davidson taking her place. Although Dahlkemper made mistakes in the first two games, this sub is not about performance, but about resting like any other regular starter:
I’m just saying this now because I know people will say it after the game. Tierra Davidson is the best center-back on the team #USWNT
– Warren Backhus (@warrenbackhus) July 27, 2021
11:40 pm: You probably had to do this a few days ago. Don’t think the boss will appreciate the late news:
USWNT vs. Australia probable lineups
The head coach of the US women’s national team, Vlatko Andonovski, promised further line-up changes to give his players enough rest before the knockout rounds. Central defender Abby Dahlkemper, who has played the full 90 in both games so far, is sitting out and backup striker Lynn Williams forms the squad with 18 players.
As for Australia, the Matildas can’t relax too much in this game. A heavy loss could cost them a place in the quarterfinals if other results don’t go their way. There are only two changes in the starting line-up: midfielder Hayley Raso is in the starting line-up and central defender Alvi Luik is on the bench.
MORE: Lineup of the US Olympic teams
Starters (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher – 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tierna Davidson, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Capt.), 5-Kelley O’Hara – 3-Samantha Mewis, 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle – 15-Megan Rapinoe , 13-Alex Morgan, 11-Christians Press
Substitute: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 20-Casey Krueger, 6-Kristie Mewis, 9-Lindsey Horan, 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Tobin Heath, 21-Lynn Williams
Sit out: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 14-Emily Sonnett, 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 19-Catarina Macario
Starters (3-4-3, from left to right): 18-Teagan Micah-GK – 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 12-Ellie Carpenter – 7-Steph Catley, 6-Chloe Logarzo, 10-Emily van Egmond, 13-Tameka Yallop – 11-Mary Fowler, 2- Sam Kerr (Capt.), 17-Kyah Simon
Substitute: 1-Lydia Williams, 5-Aivi Luik, 3-Kyra Cooney-Cross, 19-Courtney Nevin, 21-Laura Brock, 15-Emily Gielnik, 9-Caitlin Foord
Sit out: 22-Mackenzie Arnold-GK, 16-Hayley Raso, 20-Charlotte Grant, 8-Elise Kellond-Knight
This is how you watch USWNT vs. Australia Olympic Soccer
- Date: Tuesday July 27th
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV channel: USA network
- Spanish speaking television: Telemundo
- Repetitions: United States Network (10 a.m., 6 p.m. ET), NBCSN (11:45 p.m. ET)
- Stream: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports App and Telemundo Deportes App (with user authentication)
USA vs. Australia will air live on the USA Network and Telemundo at 4 p.m. ET. These channels can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial version).
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All soccer games are also streamed in the US on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports App and the Telemundo Deportes App – all with user authentication.