The U.S. women’s national soccer team has given fans a number of thrills over the years, from four Women’s World Cup titles to four Olympic gold medals, and has made household names out of star players like Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.
From selling out the Rose Bowl in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final to bringing fans to their feet for an impromptu “E-qual Pay!” chant 20 years later after their WWC victory in France, the USWNT has inspired many, on an off the field.
On Monday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. EST, ESPN2 and the ESPN App will air four notable USWNT matches. Here’s how to watch:
6 p.m.: USWNT vs. Canada, 2009
- Wambach scored her 100th career goal for the USWNT in the friendly against Canada. Wambach would go on to surpass Hamm’s 158 goals and become the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. in 2013. By the time Wambach retired in 2015, she had 184 goals.
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8 p.m.: USWNT vs. Mexico, 2004
- Hamm, arguably the greatest women’s soccer player of all time, and Foudy, the team captain since 1991, both played their final matches for the women’s national team on Dec. 8, 2004. The USWNT was completing its “Fan Celebration Tour” after winning the gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The U.S. beat Mexico 5-0 in front of 15,549 fans in Carson, California.
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10 p.m.: USWNT vs. Brazil, 2017
- The U.S. came back in thrilling fashion, scoring three goals in nine minutes to beat Brazil 4-3 in a Tournament of Nations match in San Diego. Julie Ertz came off the bench to score the winner in the 89th minute as the Americans overcame a two-goal deficit.
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Midnight: USWNT vs. Japan, 2020
- With the SheBelieves Cup in full swing, the USWNT was still fighting for equal pay off it. The team remains embroiled in a lawsuit with U.S. Soccer, all the while continuing to win on the field. The Americans won their third SheBelieves Cup with the 3-1 win versus Japan after earlier posting victories over England and Spain.
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