Watch USA Vs. Sweden Live Online: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Streaming From Winnipeg

USA women’s soccer fans will want to watch live online as the American FIFA Women’s World Cup team faces Sweden and former USA Coach Pia Sundhage in a key Group D match Friday. Sundhage led the USA to a pair of Olympic gold medals and within a penalty shootout of a World Cup victory. But now she has defected back to her home country — and she doesn’t make any bones about it.

In fact, several recent comments made by the 55-year-old Sundhage about her former players have only fueled the fires for Friday’s showdown — and showed either that Sundhage is a master of mind games, or she simply doesn’t care how many bridges she burns.

To watch all of the drama of USA vs. Sweden live online from the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in Canada, see the instructions at the bottom of this article. The match kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, 5 p.m. Pacific at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In an interview with the New York Times earlier this week, Sundhage — considered the greatest women’s soccer player Sweden ever produced before she became a coach — made cutting remarks directed at USA star Abby Wambach, saying that if she were still coach, the 35-year-old Wambach would sit on the bench.

Sundhage also, perhaps not surprisingly, singled out goalie Hope Solo as one of the most difficult players she has had the task of coaching, “especially when it comes to trouble,” a comment apparently timed to hit a sore spot with Solo as the goalkeeper faces new revelations stemming from her domestic violence arrest last year.

The comments shouldn’t be too surprising coming from Sundhage, however, considering that she freely admits having no interest in her players as human beings.

“You know, I talk to them about their mom, their dad, their boyfriend, their girlfriend or whatever, and you know what? It goes in one ear and out the other,” she told the Times.

A win for USA over Sundhage’s Sweden side should all but seal the top spot in Group D for the Americans, who after one game are the only team in the group sitting on the full three points. If USA beats Sweden, then only two straight wins by Nigeria, over Australia Friday and then against Team USA on June 16, could deprive the Americans of first place.

To watch the USA vs. Sweden FIFA Women’s World Cup match live online from Winnipeg, go to Fox Sports Go at this link, or pay for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. The Spanish-language live online stream will be carried by NBC Sports Live Extra, which may be accessed at this link.

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