Two teams that failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Republic of Ireland and the U.S. Men’s National Team, will attempt to ease the pain of that failure as well as build for the future, according to ESPN. Each team will field a side of mostly youthful players, when they meet in an international friendly match that will live stream from Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Republic of Ireland vs. United States Men’s National Team international friendly match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Irish Standard Time on Saturday, June 2, at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. In the United States, that start time will be 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, noon Pacific.
The U.S. team is on its third coach in less than three years, perhaps an indication of the U.S. soccer program’s current instability, after Bruce Arena stepped down from his second stint at the helm last November, and Jurgen Klinsmann was given the axe about a year before that. Arena discusses his frustrations with coaching the U.S. side in a new book, an advance copy go which was obtained by the Washington Post.
In the book, Arena claims that the U.S. Soccer Federation planned to sack the former Germany superstar and replace him with Arena a full six months before they sent Klinsmann his pink slip. But the federation’s CEO, Dan Flynn, required an immediate heart transplant, putting the negotiations to hire Arena on hold.
Current Coach Dave Sarachan, who is considered only an “interim” boss for the time being, plans to reshuffle his young roster again, even after a team with four teenagers drubbed Bolivia 3-0 on Monday. Sarachen will drop seven players from that side, according to MLS Soccer, and add 10 new players to the lineup.
To watch the Republic of Ireland vs. United States international friendly match live stream, use the stream provided by WatchESPN, or download the ESPN app to watch the crucial match on mobile devices.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can still watch the match stream live for free without a cable subscription. Fans may sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” streaming TV package such as Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Both services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Ireland vs. USA friendly match live stream for free.
In Ireland, the Ireland vs. United States friendly will be televised by eir Sport 1, which will also provide a live stream of the match available at this link.