When the United States plays Chile on Sunday in the Parc des Princes in its second World Championship match for women, it is the first time the US women's team has ever played in Paris. But the team is definitely not known
In a record breaking breakthrough in Thailand last Tuesday night, the Americans made it clear they were here with one mission: winning the Cup. They offer convincing evidence that they will play every game with everything they have.
If the next few matches go as expected, the United States is heading straight to the quarterfinal match against the host country France – a team that seemed scary in its first game. two games. At a press conference on Saturday, American coach Jill Ellis was asked: Would she ever have told her team to play less than 100% to avoid meeting France so early in the tournament?
That will be no, Ellis pointed out.
"I'm trying to tell my team not to deal with each other before the day [matches]," she said. "At this point, the focus is on you, and you are in the best position to advance in this tournament."
Chile lost in the opening game against Sweden, 0-2. But the match was closer than the outcome suggests. Chile held Sweden without result most of the game – then it slowed down with the remaining 18 minutes of the clock. Sweden decided some things during the delay and twice scored before the final play.
Chile will be hungry for victory – they need a disorder if they want to go on to the next round. One player who can watch is Christiane Endler's goalie. Her father is a German, and her mother is Chilean; she plays football at the University of South Florida and now plays for the French PSG club. La Chile As the Chile team is known, Brazil finished second in the Cup Qualification. They won a 4-0 victory over Argentina to win their seat in the tournament. The US and Chile play twice in the fall of 2018 – they have never met before. These friendly matches played in California saw the US win by 3-0 and 4-0.
The American offense with its skilled assailants and a deep bench would be hard for most of the teams to stop here. However, its protection has not yet been tested. The Sunday match can offer more clues if Chile is able to gain enough possession to tackle a goal in the United States.
Teams will take the pitch to sell a crowd of about 45,000 people.
"The first game has so many fans that it almost feels like a home game," said midfielder Lindsay Horan on Saturday at the stadium. "To be here in Paris, the heart of all this … is absolutely incredible, we are only excited about this next game."
Yankees will have at least one fan looking down. from the top: astronaut Anne McClane published a view of the stadium as seen by the International Space Station. She says the crew will be watching.