Gold medal-winning USWNT back on the pitch for a celebration tour

USWNT celebrates Olympic gold with an exhibition tour across the United States

After winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics last month, the U.S. women’s soccer team returns to the field with a friendly against Costa Rica on Saturday, September 1.

The match – the first of a three-game exhibition-slash-victory lap – will be played in Abby Wambach’s hometown of Rochester, New York. The prolific striker made headlines during the Olympics for her goal-scoring prowess, as well as her uncanny ability to take a punch. To honor her complete and total awesomeness, officials have renamed the main stadium entrance “Wambach Way.”

The tour gives stars like Wambach, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe a chance to show off their super soccer skills in front of an enraptured home crowd. It may also be a last chance for fans to see veteran players Christie Rampone and Shannon Boxx in action. Tickets are available for all three matches.

• Saturday, Sept. 1 – USWNT vs Costa Rica, 2:30 pm (NBC)
• Sunday, Sept. 16 – USWNT vs Australia, 3:30 pm (NBC)
• Wednesday, Sept. 19 – USWNT vs Australia, 10 pm (ESPN2, ESPN3)

 

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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 31

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
2:00a UEFA Champions League Hapoel Kiryat Shmona F.C. vs. FC BATE Borisov Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:50a FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Germany vs. Norway ESPNU Live
3:00a English Premier League Aston Villa FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
6:20a FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Korea DPR vs. United States ESPNU Live
10:00a UEFA Champions League NK Maribor vs. GNK Dinamo Zagreb Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00p UEFA Champions League FC Dynamo Kyiv vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p Brazil Serie A Vasco vs. Fluminense ESPN Deportes Replay
2:30p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Live
2:30p German Bundesliga F.S.V. Mainz vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth GolTV Live
4:00p UEFA Champions League CFR Cluj vs. FC Basel Fox Soccer Plus Replay
4:30p Brazil Serie A Fluminense FC vs. SC Corinthians GolTV Replay
6:00p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p Mexican Primera Division Estudiantes vs. Neza GolTV Live
10:30p MLS Soccer Colorado Rapids at Portland Timbers NBC Sports Network Live
11:00p UEFA Europa League Liverpool FC vs. Heart of Midlothian FC Fox Soccer Replay

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a German Bundesliga F.S.V. Mainz vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth GolTV Replay
3:30a UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Plus Replay
7:00a UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Replay
7:30a English Premier League West Ham United FC vs. Fulham FC ESPN2, ESPN Deportes Live
9:30a German Bundesliga FC Nuremberg vs. Borussia Dortmund GolTV Live
10:00a English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Norwich City FC Fox Soccer Live
10:00a English Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Plus Live
12:00p Scottish Premier League Celtic FC vs. Hibernian FC Fox Soccer Plus Same-day Tape
12:30p English Premier League Manchester City FC vs. Queens Park Rangers FC Fox Soccer Live
12:30p German Bundesliga Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Live
2:00p English Premier League West Ham United FC vs. Fulham FC ESPN Deportes Replay
2:30p English Premier League Wigan Athletic FC vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Same-day Tape
2:30p Uruguayan Soccer Wanderers vs. Defensor Sporting GolTV Live
2:30p Women’s International Friendly United States vs. Costa Rica NBC Live
4:30p English Premier League Swansea City AFC vs. Sunderland AFC Fox Soccer Same-day Tape
5:55p Mexican Primera Division Cruz Azul vs. CF Pachuca ESPN Deportes Live
6:30p German Bundesliga FC Nuremberg vs. Borussia Dortmund GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Norwich City FC Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p Mexican Primera Division Santos vs. Tigres Telefutura Live
9:00p Mexican Primera Division Cruz Azul vs. CF Pachuca ESPN Deportes Replay
9:00p German Bundesliga Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Borussia Monchengladbach GolTV Replay
10:00p English Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00p English Premier League Manchester City FC vs. Queens Park Rangers FC Fox Soccer Replay

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:30a Uruguayan Soccer Wanderers vs. Defensor Sporting GolTV Replay
3:00a CONCACAF Champions League Caledonia vs. Seattle Sounders Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga FC Nuremberg vs. Borussia Dortmund GolTV Replay
4:00a Scottish Premier League Celtic FC vs. Hibernian FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:25a English Premier League Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC Fox Soccer Live
9:30a German Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg vs. Hannover 96 GolTV Live
10:30a English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Manchester United FC Fox Soccer Live
10:53a English Premier League Newcastle United FC vs. Aston Villa FC Fox Soccer Plus Live
11:30a German Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich vs. VfB Stuttgart GolTV Live
1:00p English Premier League West Ham United FC vs. Fulham FC ESPN Deportes Replay
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Toluca vs. America Univision Live
1:30p Mexico Ascenso Division Cruz Azul Hidalgo vs. Lobos BUAP GolTV Live
3:00p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Brazil Serie A SC Internacional vs. CR Flamengo GolTV Live
5:00p Mexican Primera Division Cruz Azul vs. CF Pachuca ESPN Deportes Replay
6:00p English Premier League Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC Fox Soccer Replay
6:00p Mexican Primera Division Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Puebla Telemundo Live
7:00p MLS Soccer Houston Dynamo at Chicago Fire Galavision Live
7:15p Argentine Primera Division CA Colon vs. CA River Plate GolTV Live
8:00p English Premier League Newcastle United FC vs. Aston Villa FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
9:00p MLS Soccer Club Deportivo Chivas USA at San Jose Earthquakes NBC Sports Network Live
10:00p German Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich vs. VfB Stuttgart GolTV Replay
11:00p English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Manchester United FC Fox Soccer Replay
11:30p MLS 36 Chris Wondolowski/MLS All-Stars NBC Sports Network Replay

MONDAY, SEPT. 3

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a Scottish Premier League Celtic FC vs. Hibernian FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00a Brazil Serie A SC Internacional vs. CR Flamengo GolTV Replay
3:00a UEFA Champions League Panathinaikos FC vs. Malaga CF Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg vs. Hannover 96 GolTV Replay
4:00a English Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League RSC Anderlecht vs. AEL Limassol FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League Panathinaikos FC vs. Malaga CF Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a Scottish Premier League Celtic FC vs. Hibernian FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League La Galaxy vs. PR Islanders Fox Soccer Replay
1:00p Mexican Primera Division Cruz Azul vs. CF Pachuca ESPN Deportes Replay
1:00p German Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich vs. VfB Stuttgart GolTV Replay
3:00p UEFA Champions League LOSC Lille Metropole vs. FC Copenhagen Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Brazil Serie A SC Internacional vs. CR Flamengo GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Wigan Athletic FC vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p English Premier League Newcastle United FC vs. Aston Villa FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p Argentine Primera Division CA Colon vs. CA River Plate GolTV Replay
7:00p The FA Classic Collection: 2000/01 Arsenal vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p English Premier League Manchester City FC vs. Queens Park Rangers FC Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League Udinese Calcio vs. SC Braga Fox Soccer Replay

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
2:30a MLS 36 Chris Wondolowski/MLS All-Stars NBC Sports Network Replay
3:00a English Premier League Swansea City AFC vs. Sunderland AFC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Brazil Serie A SC Internacional vs. CR Flamengo GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League NK Maribor vs. GNK Dinamo Zagreb Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League Fenerbahce SK vs. FC Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League Hapoel Kiryat Shmona F.C. vs. FC BATE Borisov Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League Caledonia vs. Seattle Sounders Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p UEFA Champions League RSC Anderlecht vs. AEL Limassol FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Argentine Primera Division CA Colon vs. CA River Plate GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Swansea City AFC vs. Sunderland AFC Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p English Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p German Bundesliga FC Nuremberg vs. Borussia Dortmund GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Manchester United FC Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p UEFA Champions League Celtic FC vs. Helsingborgs IF Fox Soccer Replay

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Norwich City FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Argentine Primera Division CA Colon vs. CA River Plate GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League Udinese Calcio vs. SC Braga Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League Celtic FC vs. Helsingborgs IF Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League NK Maribor vs. GNK Dinamo Zagreb Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC vs. Everton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p CONCACAF Champions League CD Olimpia vs. Houston Dynamo Fox Soccer Replay
2:00p German Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg vs. Hannover 96 GolTV Replay
2:30p The FA Classic Collection: 2005/06 Liverpool vs. West Ham United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Replay
4:00p Brazil Serie A SC Internacional vs. CR Flamengo GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p Scottish Premier League Celtic FC vs. Hibernian FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
7:00p Premier League Archives West Ham United vs. Manchester United Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Norwich City FC Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p The FA Classic Collection: 2005/06 Liverpool vs. West Ham United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:30p MLS 36 Fredy Montero NBC Sports Network Replay
9:00p MLS Soccer Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids NBC Sports Network Live
11:00p UEFA Champions League Fenerbahce SK vs. FC Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Replay

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
3:00a English Premier League Wigan Athletic FC vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Uruguayan Soccer Wanderers vs. Defensor Sporting GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League Panathinaikos FC vs. Malaga CF Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League FC Dynamo Kyiv vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League FC Dynamo Kyiv vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League Newcastle United FC vs. Aston Villa FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p UEFA Europa League Liverpool FC vs. Heart of Midlothian FC Fox Soccer Replay
1:00p International Friendly Sweden vs. China GolTV Live
3:00p UEFA Champions League Udinese Calcio vs. SC Braga Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Argentine Primera Division CA Colon vs. CA River Plate GolTV Replay
5:00p English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Manchester United FC Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Super Cup Chelsea FC vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p International Friendly Sweden vs. China GolTV Replay
7:00p English Premier League Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC Fox Soccer Replay
7:00p The FA Classic Collection: 2005/06 Liverpool vs. West Ham United Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00p Brazil Serie A Fluminense FC vs. Santos FC GolTV Live