The U.S. women celebrate winning the SheBelieves Cup. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
ESPN2 will help commemorate Women’s History Month with an eight-hour programming marathon dedicated to the U.S. women’s national team on Monday.
The four classic match re-airs will celebrate the most successful national soccer team of this generation.
It begins at 6 p.m. ET with a 1-0 victory over Canada from July 19, 2009 when all-time USWNT goal-scorer Abby Wambach netted her 100th national team goal in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y.
The night of USWNT classic games will also feature USA vs. Mexico from December 2004 (8 p.m.), the retirement match for three pioneering women’s soccer stars – longtime captain Julie Foudy, two-time FIFA Women’s Player of Year Mia Hamm, and defender Joy Fawcett. During their remarkable careers, the trio helped lead the USWNT to a pair of World Cup championships (1991 and 1999) and the Olympic gold medal.
Other featured matches include a come-from-behind win against Brazil in the 2017 Tournament of Nations (10 p.m.) and an encore presentation of the March 11 match against Japan (12 a.m.) when the U.S. captured the 2020 SheBelieves Cup with a 3-1 victory in Frisco, Texas.
The USWNT marathon is part of ESPN’s month-long celebration of Women’s History Month this March, highlighted by the all-day International Women’s Day takeover on March 8, and the day-long programming on ESPN2 today dedicated to historic performances by female athletes.
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