How to Watch: USWNT vs. Denmark in San Diego January 21

The USWNT starts the 2018 campaign by taking on a successful and strong Denmark national team in San Diego on January 21.

The Denmark National Team will test the rock-solid defense of the USWNT. It’ll be a great test for the Americans to start the year going up against Denmark’s strong two-striker formation will deploy.

Meanwhile, the U.S. will fly three attacking forwards into a formidable Denmark midfield, hoping to outrun them to their net.

Whichever of the two entirely different offensive schemes win out will sound an alarm to the women’s soccer world. Yes, it’s an international friendly. But future opponents will be watching with World Cup qualifying looming on the horizon.

U.S. Women’s National Team

Last Time Out: 3-1 over Canada on November 12, 2017.

Player to Watch For: As mentioned in the last post, watch when M Carli Lloyd goes on the attack. That’ll help free up some space for the strikers while getting her closer to her 100th career goal. She’s just two goals shy of the century mark. Get ready to celebrate.

Why They Win: A steady midfield serves up to a trio of proficient strikers in a 4-3-3 formation.

Why They Won’t: This opponent poses a deadly defensive threat and equally strong midfield line.

Predicted Starting XI:

 

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – OCTOBER 18: Nadia Nadim (L – 2nd) and her team mates of the Danish national women’s football team train prior to the planned World Cup qualifying match in Gothenburg, Sweden, even though the The Danish Football Association (DBU) cancelled the match at noon on October 18, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen – Corbis/Getty Images)

Denmark Women’s National Team

Last Time out: 4-0 over Croatia on October 24, 2017

Player to Watch For: F Pernille Mosegaard-Harder serves as the squad’s goal machine. Expect to see her to consistently look to threaten the backline. Guaranteed you won’t have to wait long.

Why They Win: The 4-4-1-1 never served a team better for attacking while enjoying equally solid midfield and back lines.

Why They Won’t: The US causes midfield chaos, shuts down Nadim with solid-rock defense, and allows the top three to stay forward.

Predicted Starting XI:

Score Prediction:

How to Watch:

Where: SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

When: 6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 21

TV: ESPN