Each having secured four points through their first two matches, the United States women’s national team and England meet Wednesday night in Orlando to determine the winner of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.
In the United States, the match starts at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPNews. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch a live stream of ESPNews by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Sling TV: ESPNews is included in the “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” bundles. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
DirecTV Now: ESPNews is included in the “Just Right,” “Go Big” and “Gotta Have It” bundles. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, plus you can get a free Amazon Fire TV if you prepay two months. Once signed up, you can watch the game live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live channels, which includes every ESPN channel, as well as ESPNews. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
The Americans, who won the inaugural SheBelieves Cup in 2016 before falling to last place in last year’s edition, began this year’s tournament with a 1-0 victory over Germany behind Megan Rapinoe’s 17th-minute goal. They weren’t nearly as convincing against France, though, as Mallory Pugh put the Americans ahead in the 35th minute but Eugenie Le Sommer equalized three minutes later in what would be the last goal of the game.
Just a few days earlier, England no trouble disposing of that same French squad. Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Jodie Taylor each scored first-half goals, as Phil Neville’s team rolled to an easy 4-1 victory in his debut as head coach.
A 2-2 draw against Germany on Sunday, though, re-opened the door for the United States. England still holds the goal differential advantage, so a draw on Wednesday night is only they need to win the Cup, but the Americans have been here before. They came into the final match of the 2016 SheBelieves Cup in the same situation and rallied to a 2-1 victory over Germany to win the inaugural title.
This should be an entertaining conclusion to the tournament.