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USWNT Olympic Qualifying kicks off this week with two Red Stars

Julie Ertz and Alyssa Naeher are representing Chicago

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Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying starts Tuesday, and we finally have a clue as to where we can actually watch the games. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reports Fox Sports will have the rights to the tournament.

Here’s what Red Stars fans need to know:


What – Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Top 2 teams make 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo later this year

When – January 28th through February 9th

Where -

USWNT vs. Haiti – Tuesday, January 28th at 8.30pm BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

USWNT vs. Panama – Friday, January 31st at 8.30pm, BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

USWNT vs. Costa Rica – Monday, February 3rd at 8.30pm, BBVA Stadium, Houston, TX

Semi Finals – Friday, February 7th TBD, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA

Final – Sunday, February 9th, 5pm, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson CA

How to watch – Fox Sports, apparently.

Only two Chicago Red Stars are featuring in the tournament on rosters shortened to 20—USWNT team mainstays Julie Ertz and Alyssa Naeher. Tierna Davidson was held off the roster due to injury. She won’t be ready until mid-February, per new head coach Vlatko Andonovski. The U.S. Women are huge favorites to become 5-time champions and be one of the two Olympic representatives from Concacaf. They should breeze through their group stage, setting up meetings with either Canada or Mexico in the semi-finals.