Local soccer fans have a stake in Thursday’s gold-medal match between U.S. women’s soccer team and Japan: Becky Sauerbrunn, a defender for the Boyds-based D.C. United Women, is on the team.
Fans have been living vicariously through her tweets ever since the announcement was made that Sauerbrunn was on the roster.
The match is scheduled to air live at 2:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network channel. Check your local cable listings for further details.
The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Canada 4-3 on Monday, thanks to a last-gasp goal by Alex Morgan. The team is going after its third-straight gold medal against the same team that defeated them in the 2011 World Cup — a match that was also decided by a penalty kick, The Huffington Post reports.