USWNT kicks off quest for three-peat against Vietnam

Kristie Mewis, right, is held by Canada’s Ashley Lawrence during the opening match of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup. The United States women’s national team beat Canada 2-0 in the first game of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. (Photo by Will Brown, Official Florida FC)

By Official Florida FC

The Women’s World Cup kicks off on July 20 when New Zealand hosts Norway in Auckland in front of the soccer-watching world.

Clayton Freeman of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville spoke with Official Florida FC Founder Will Brown about the tournament. We focused on the U.S. women’s soccer team’s quest for an unprecedented third straight world championship and a few of the Florida connections that will take the pitch in Australia and New Zealand over the next month.

The USWNT is guaranteed to play three games. If they play fewer than six it would be a colossal disappointment.

The USWNT plays Vietnam (Friday, July 21, 9 p.m. EDT); the Netherlands (Wednesday, July 26, 9 p.m. EDT) and Portugal (Tuesday, Aug. 1, 3 a.m. EDT).