Alex Morgan and the USWNT take on China as Fan Tribute Tour winds down

Fans will get one last chance to see Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo in action this year. Well, three last chances. The U.S. women’s national team ends its 2012 schedule with a three-game exhibition series against China, beginning Saturday, Dec. 8 in Houston.

The matches are part of the team’s Fan Tribute Tour, their post-Olympics victory lap of games around the United States. The ladies are unbeaten in the tour, having already taken on Costa Rica, Australia, Germany and Ireland at various venues across the country.

While the team is more than two years away from their next truly competitive tournament, these last friendlies are helping to ease the transition between exiting head coach Pia Sundhage, who resigned in September, and incoming coach, Tom Sermanni. Sermanni, who coached the Australian national team from 2005 to 2012, begins his new position on Jan. 1, 2013.
U.S. Soccer's 2012 Female Player of the Year, Alex Morgan
Players and staff will be playing this week with the knowledge that their new boss is watching every move. One player who doesn’t need to worry about losing her starting position is 23-year old Alex Morgan.

After a tremendous year, the forward was named U.S. Soccer’s 2012 Female Athlete of the Year. Her 28 goals and 19 assists place her among the most decorated American soccer stars. Morgan is poised to break Mia Hamm’s record for most assists in a single season, 22 in 2004. And she is third-best for goals scored, behind Abby Wambach (31 in 2004, 23 in 2012) and Michelle Akers (39 in 1991). And, again, she is only 23 years old.

With this phenom, and the surging performance of youngster Sydney Leroux, the future of U.S. women’s soccer looks very, very bright.

Where to watch United States vs China

• Saturday, Dec. 8 – 1:30pm (not televised)
• Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 8:30pm (FOX Soccer)
• Friday, Dec. 15 – 7pm – (NBC Sports Network, Univision Deportes)

Soccer on TV this week

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aUEFA Europa LeagueSporting CP vs. Videoton FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:00aEnglish ChampionshipBlackburn vs. Cardiff CitybeIN SPORTReplay
12:00aSpanish La LigaRCD Espanyol vs. SevillabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
1:00aCollege Soccer: NCAA CupGeorgetown vs. MarylandESPNUReplay
1:30aAustralian A-LeagueMelbourne Heart vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerLive
3:00aUEFA Europa LeagueNK Maribor vs. SS LazioFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aGerman BundesligaHamburg SV vs. TSG 1899 HoffenheimGolTVReplay
6:00aFrench Ligue 1Toulouse FC vs. SC BastiabeIN SPORTReplay
6:00aSpanish La LigaRCD Espanyol vs. SevillabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
7:00aUEFA Champions LeagueOlympiacos FC vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
7:25aScottish Premier LeagueKilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FCFox Soccer PlusLive
8:00aEnglish ChampionshipBlackburn vs. Cardiff CitybeIN SPORTReplay
9:30aGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVLive
9:53aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Stoke City FCFox Soccer PlusLive
9:55aEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland vs. ChelseaESPN2, DeportesLive
9:55aSpanish La LigaReal Sociedad vs. GetafebeIN SPORT EspanolLive
10:00aEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. West BromFox SoccerLive
10:55aFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon GaillardbeIN SPORTLive
11:30aGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVSame-day Tape
11:55aItalian Serie AAtalanta vs. ParmabeIN SPORT EspanolLive
12:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSwansea vs. Norwich CityFox SoccerSame-day Tape
1:55pSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORTLive
2:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSouthampton FC vs. ReadingFox SoccerSame-day Tape
2:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWigan vs. QPRFox Soccer PlusSame-day Tape
3:00pArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVLive
3:55pSpanish La LigaOsasuna vs. ValenciabeIN SPORT EspanolLive
4:00pEnglish Premier League: 2011/12Manchester United vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
4:00pItalian Serie AAS Roma vs. FiorentinabeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
5:00pGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
6:00pFA Cup Archives: 5th RoundManchester United vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
6:00pSpanish La LigaMalaga vs. GranadabeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
6:00pItalian Serie AAS Roma vs. FiorentinabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
7:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. West BromFox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Stoke City FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:30pFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon GaillardbeIN SPORTReplay
8:30pSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
9:00pUEFA Europa LeagueSSC Napoli vs. PSV EindhovenESPN DeportesTaped
9:00pArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSwansea vs. Norwich CityFox SoccerReplay
11:00pGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
11:00pSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORTReplay
11:00pItalian Serie AAS Roma vs. FiorentinabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aScottish Premier LeagueKilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00aGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVReplay
1:30aItalian Serie AAS Roma vs. ACF FiorentinabeIN SPORTReplay
1:30aSpanish La LigaMalaga vs. GranadabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
2:00aFIFA Club World Cup: QuarterfinalUlsan Hyundai vs. CF MonterreyFox SoccerLive
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan vs. QPRFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
4:00aSpanish La LigaMalaga vs. GranadabeIN SPORTReplay
4:00aSpanish La LigaReal Sociedad vs. GetafebeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
5:30aFIFA Club World Cup: QuarterfinalTBA vs. Al-Ahy SCFox SoccerLive
6:30aSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
6:55aFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon GaillardbeIN SPORTReplay
7:40aScottish Premier LeagueDundee FC vs. Dundee United FCFox Soccer PlusLive
8:00aEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerLive
8:30aDutch EredivisieAFC Ajax vs. FC GroningenESPN DeportesTaped
8:55aItalian Serie APalermo vs. JuventusbeIN SPORTLive
8:55aItalian Serie ATorino FC vs. AC MilanbeIN SPORT EspanolLive
9:30aGerman BundesligaBorussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. MainzGolTVLive
9:53aEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusLive
10:25aDutch EredivisiePSV Eindhoven vs. FC TwenteESPN DeportesLive
10:30aEnglish Premier LeagueWest Ham vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerLive
10:55aFrench Ligue 1Olympique de Marseille vs. FC LorientbeIN SPORTLive
10:55aSpanish La LigaAthletic Bilbao vs. CeltabeIN SPORT EspanolLive
11:30aGerman BundesligaHannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenGolTVLive
12:55pSpanish La LigaAtletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La CorunabeIN SPORTLive
1:30pGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
2:00pFIFA Club World Cup: QuarterfinalUlsan Hyundai vs. CF MonterreyFox SoccerReplay
2:00pUEFA Europa LeagueTottenham vs. Panathinaikos FCESPN DeportesReplay
2:55pSpanish La LigaReal Betis vs. FC BarcelonabeIN SPORTLive
4:00pAustralian A-LeagueMelbourne Heart vs. Perth GloryFox Soccer PlusTaped
4:00pUruguayan Primera DivisionClub Nacional vs. MontevideoGolTVLive
5:00pItalian Serie AInter Milan vs. SSC NapolibeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
5:00pItalian Serie APalermo vs. JuventusbeIN SPORT EspanolTaped
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay
6:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee FC vs. Dundee United FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
7:00pArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:30pItalian Serie ATorino FC vs. AC MilanbeIN SPORTReplay
8:30pItalian Serie AInter Milan vs. SSC NapolibeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
9:00pThe FA Classic CollectionSouthampton vs. Tottenham HotspurFox SoccerReplay
9:00pUEFA Europa LeagueLevante UD vs. Hannover 96ESPN DeportesTaped
10:00pUruguayan Primera DivisionClub Nacional vs. MontevideoGolTVReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWest Ham vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay
11:00pItalian Serie APalermo vs. JuventusbeIN SPORTReplay
11:00pSpanish La LigaReal Betis vs. FC BarcelonabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay

 

MONDAY, DEC. 10

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aScottish Premier LeagueDundee FC vs. Dundee United FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00aArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVReplay
1:30aFrench Ligue 1Olympique de Marseille vs. FC LorientbeIN SPORTReplay
1:30aSpanish La LigaAtletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La CorunabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueSouthampton FC vs. ReadingFox SoccerReplay
3:00aUruguayan Primera DivisionClub Nacional vs. MontevideoGolTVReplay
4:00aUEFA Europa LeagueInter Milan vs. Neftci PFKFox Soccer Plus, ESPN DeportesReplay
4:00aSpanish La LigaReal Betis Balompie vs. FC BarcelonabeIN SPORTReplay
4:00aItalian Serie ATorino FC vs. AC MilanbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
8:00aUEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid vs. AFC AjaxFox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk vs. JuventusFox SoccerReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan vs. QPRFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:55pItalian Serie AUC Sampdoria vs. Udinese CalciobeIN SPORTLive
1:00pAustralian A-LeagueMelbourne Heart vs. Perth GloryFox SoccerReplay
1:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. MainzGolTVReplay
2:55pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham FC vs. NewcastleESPN DeportesLive
2:55pItalian Serie ABologna FC 1909 vs. SS LaziobeIN SPORTLive
3:00pFIFA Club World CupSanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Auckland City FCFox SoccerReplay
3:00pScottish Premier LeagueDundee FC vs. Dundee United FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVReplay
5:00pFIFA Club World Cup: QuarterfinalUlsan Hyundai vs. CF MonterreyFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueFC Viktoria Plzen vs. Atletico MadridFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:30pUruguayan Primera DivisionPenarol vs. LiverpoolGolTVLive
6:00pSpanish La LigaReal Betis vs. FC BarcelonabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay
9:00pSpanish La LigaReal Betis Balompie vs. FC BarcelonabeIN SPORTReplay
9:00pSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueArsenal vs. West BromFox SoccerReplay

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Stoke City FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:00aItalian Serie ABologna FC 1909 vs. SS LaziobeIN SPORTReplay
12:00aItalian Serie AUC Sampdoria vs. Udinese CalciobeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. SL BenficaFox SoccerReplay
3:00aArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVReplay
3:00aItalian Serie AUC Sampdoria vs. Udinese CalciobeIN SPORTReplay
3:00aItalian Serie ABologna FC 1909 vs. SS LaziobeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
4:00aUEFA Europa LeagueFenerbahce SK vs. Borussia M’gladbachFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00aUEFA Champions LeagueOlympiacos FC vs. ArsenalFox Soccer PlusReplay
10:00aUEFA Champions LeagueCeltic FC vs. FC Spartak MoscowFox SoccerReplay
11:00aScottish Premier LeagueKilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:30pSpanish La LigaMalaga vs. GranadabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
1:00pEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Stoke City FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:00pUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea vs. FC NordsjaellandFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:30pEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland vs. ReadingFox SoccerLive
2:40pFA Cup SoccerBradford City vs. ArsenalbeIN SPORTLive
2:55pCoppa ItaliaAS Roma vs. Atalanta BCbeIN SPORT EspanolLive
3:00pGerman BundesligaHannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenGolTVReplay
4:45pFrench Ligue 1Valenciennes FC vs. Paris Saint-GermainbeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
5:00pFIFA Club World Cup: QuarterfinalTBA vs. Al-Ahy SCFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueInter Milan vs. Neftci PFKFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVReplay
5:00pSpanish Copa del ReyOsasuna vs. ValenciabeIN SPORT EspanolTaped
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland vs. ReadingFox SoccerReplay
9:00pCoppa ItaliaAS Roma vs. Atalanta BCbeIN SPORTReplay
9:00pFA Cup SoccerBradford City vs. ArsenalbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
11:00pEnglish Premier LeagueWest Ham vs. LiverpoolFox SoccerReplay

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 – USWNT vs China

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
12:00aEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusReplay
12:00aFA Cup SoccerBradford City vs. ArsenalbeIN SPORTReplay
12:00aSpanish La LigaReal Valladolid vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
3:00aUruguayan Primera DivisionPenarol vs. LiverpoolGolTVReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Shakhtar Donetsk vs. JuventusFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:30aFIFA Club World Cup: SemifinalTBA vs. SC Corinthians PaulistaFox SoccerLive
8:00aUEFA Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain vs. FC PortoFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueAston Villa vs. Stoke City FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pThe FA Classic CollectionChelsea vs. Tottenham HotspurFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:55pSpanish Copa del ReyFC Barcelona vs. Cordoba CFbeIN SPORTLive
2:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. MainzGolTVReplay
2:30pFA Cup Soccer: 2nd RoundMansfield Town vs. Lincoln CityFox SoccerLive
3:00pAustralian A-LeagueMelbourne Heart vs. Perth GloryFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:55pSpanish Copa del ReyCelta Vigo vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORTLive
4:00pUruguayan Primera DivisionClub Nacional vs. MontevideoGolTVReplay
5:00pFIFA Club World Cup: SemifinalTBA vs. SC Corinthians PaulistaFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueSporting CP vs. Videoton FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
6:00pFA Cup SoccerSwansea vs. Middlesbrough FCbeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
6:00pCoppa ItaliaJuventus vs. TBAbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
7:00pThe FA Classic CollectionSouthampton vs. Tottenham HotspurFox SoccerReplay
8:00pThe FA Classic CollectionChelsea vs. Tottenham HotspurFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pGerman BundesligaAugsburg vs. Bayern MunichGolTVReplay
8:30pWomen’s International FriendlyUnited States vs. ChinaFox SoccerLive
9:00pCoppa ItaliaJuventus vs. TBAbeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
9:00pSpanish Copa del ReyAtletico Madrid vs. GetafebeIN SPORT EspanolTaped
11:00pGerman BundesligaBorussia Dortmund vs. VfL WolfsburgGolTVReplay
11:00pFrench Ligue 1SC Bastia vs. Olympique de MarseillebeIN SPORTLive
11:00pSpanish Copa del ReyFC Barcelona vs. CordobabeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
11:30pWomen’s International FriendlyUnited States vs. ChinaFox SoccerReplay

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

TimeLeague or CompetitionTeamsNetworkLive or Replay?
1:00aEnglish Premier LeagueWigan vs. QPRFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00aSpanish Copa del ReyAtletico Madrid vs. GetafebeIN SPORTReplay
1:30aSpanish Copa del ReyCelta Vigo vs. Real MadridbeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
3:00aEnglish Premier LeagueSunderland vs. ReadingFox SoccerReplay
3:00aGerman BundesligaHannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenGolTVReplay
4:00aUEFA Champions LeagueManchester United vs. CFR ClujFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:30aFIFA Club World Cup: SemifinalTBA vs. ChelseaFox SoccerLive
8:00aUEFA Champions LeagueCeltic FC vs. FC Spartak MoscowFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aWomen’s International FriendlyUnited States vs. ChinaFox SoccerReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueEverton vs. TottenhamFox Soccer PlusReplay
1:00pUruguayan Primera DivisionPenarol vs. LiverpoolGolTVReplay
1:55pSpanish Copa del ReyLevante UD vs. Real ZaragozabeIN SPORT EspanolLive
2:00pThe FA Classic CollectionChelsea vs. Tottenham HotspurFox Soccer PlusReplay
2:30pFA Cup Soccer: 2nd RoundHastings United vs. Harrogate TownFox SoccerLive
2:55pCoppa ItaliaAC Milan vs. Reggina CalciobeIN SPORTLive
3:00pUruguayan Primera DivisionClub Nacional vs. MontevideoGolTVReplay
3:55pSpanish Copa del ReyLas Palmas vs. Real BetisbeIN SPORT EspanolLive
5:00pFA Cup Soccer: 2nd RoundMansfield Town vs. Lincoln CityFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Europa LeagueNK Maribor vs. SS LazioFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:00pArgentine Primera DivisionBoca Juniors vs. Godoy CruzGolTVReplay
5:00pFrench Ligue 1FC Girondins de Bordeaux vs. AS Saint-EtiennebeIN SPORTSame-day Tape
8:00pFIFA Club World Cup: SemifinalTBA vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
9:00pSpanish Copa del ReyFC Barcelona vs. CordobabeIN SPORTReplay
9:00pCoppa ItaliaAC Milan vs. Reggina CalciobeIN SPORT EspanolReplay
11:00pFA Cup Soccer: 2nd RoundHastings United vs. Harrogate TownFox SoccerReplay

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