ESPN 2 has kicked off a tremendous initiative by airing 8 hours worth of women-centric content on March 30th. Notably, ESPN is celebrating the women’s history month.
This was signified by the all-day takeover of the channel by women on March 8. This time, the eight-hour programming marathon was dedicated to the US Women’s National Soccer team. Through this, there was a re-air of the four most classic matches in the history of the team.
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Interestingly, the successes of this team make it the most successful soccer unit of the generation. They are the defending world champions and have dominated the women’s soccer scene for decades now. Let’s find out the matches that ESPN broadcasted.
WHICH MATCHES DID ESPN BROADCAST?
The telecast began at 6 PM ET with a famous 1-0 victory of US over Canada from July 19, 2009. This was special because all-time women’s team national goal scorer Abby Wambach netted her 100th goal in this match in her hometown of Rochester, New York.
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The next match at 8 PM was from December 2004 featuring a contest between the US and Mexico. This was the retirement match for three legends of the team including captain Julie Foudy, two time FIFA Women’s player of the year Mia Hamm and defender Joy Fawcett. The trio had helped the team win two FIFA World Cup championships in 1991 and 1999 while also claiming an Olympic gold.
At 10, a come from behind victory against Brazil from the 2017 Tournament Of Nations was aired. Next, an encore presentation of the March 11 match against Japan which saw the US capturing the SheBelieves Cup 2020 with a 3-1 victory. An interesting about this match was that it was the team’s 31st win in their winning streak.