Viewing parties for the telecasts of Sunday’s U.S.-Netherlands 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final will be held at Banc of California Stadium’s Northwest Plaza and various other locations in Los Angeles County.
The game from Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France, a suburb of Lyon, will begin at 8 a.m. and be televised in English by Fox and in Spanish by Telemundo.
Parties organized by various chapters of American Outlaws, a nationwide support group for the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams, will be held in the following locations:
— Legends Sports Bar, 5236 E. Second St., Long Beach;
— Lucky Baldwin’s Pub, 17 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena;
— Q’s Billiard Club, 11835 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood;
— 1739 Public House, 1739 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; and
— Underground Pub & Grill, 1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach.
Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy will host a watch party at Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
The defending World Cup champion Americans are first in the rankings compiled by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Netherlands is ranked eighth.
Both teams have won all six of their games in the tournament. The U.S. has outscored its opponents 24-3, including a 13-0 victory over Thailand in its opener June 11. However, the U.S. has won each of its last three games 2-1.
The Netherlands has outscored its opponents 11-3, including a 2-0 victory over Italy in a quarterfinal June 29 and a 1-0 victory over Sweden in a semifinal Wednesday.
The U.S. leads the series, 6-1. The U.S. was a 3-1 winner in the most recent game, an exhibition Sept. 18, 2016, in Atlanta.
The U.S. is seeking a record fourth Women’s World Cup title. Germany is the only other nation with more than one title, winning the 2003 and 2007 tournaments.
The U.S is also seeking to join Germany as the only back-to-back champions. The Women’s World Cup has been played every four years since 1991.
The U.S. will be making its record fifth appearance in a Women’s World Cup final. The only other nations with multiple appearances are Germany with three and Japan and Norway with two each.
The U.S. has won 11 consecutive Women’s World Cup games and is undefeated in its last 16 games, with 13 victories and three ties. (Its 3-1 loss to Japan in a penalty kick shootout in the 2011 final after overtime ended in a 2-2 tie is considered a tie.)
This will be the first Women’s World Cup final for the Netherlands, which reached the round of 16 in its only other Women’s World Cup appearance, which was in 2015.
All 23 U.S. players play in the National Women’s Soccer League. All the Dutch players play for European club teams — six each in Netherlands and England, four in Germany, three in Spain, two in France and one each in Norway and Sweden.
Netherlands roster includes forward Shanice Van De Sanden, who plays for Olympique Lyon, which plays some of its home games at Groupama Stadium.
The U.S. roster includes two former UCLA standouts — defender Abby Dahlkemper and midfielder Samantha Mewis — and two forwards who played on the high school level in Los Angeles County — Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar) and Christen Press (Chadwick).
Morgan scored the tie-breaking goal in the 31st minute. Press opened the scoring in the 10th minute.
Morgan and Press are among 12 U.S. players who were also on the 2015 team.
There will also be watch parties for the CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the U.S. and Mexican men’s national soccer teams, at Legends Sports Bar, Lucky Baldwin’s Pub, Q’s Billiard Club, 1739 Public House and Underground Pub & Grill.
The 6 p.m. game from Chicago will air on cable’s FS1 and Univision Deportes Network and the Spanish-language broadcast network Univision.
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