Portland Thorns midfielder Olivia Moultrie celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against the Houston Dash in a semifinals matchup of the Women’s International Champions Cup at Providence Park in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. It’s been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women’s Soccer League at just 15 years old. For Moultrie, the lasting lesson of her legal odyssey is that women should have the same opportunities to reach the top tier of U.S. pro soccer as men. Even if they’re still teenagers. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)
The United States under-20 women’s national soccer team begins its FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup competition against Ghana at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Costa Rica on Thursday, August 11. The game will be live streamed on DirecTV Stream (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial).
Team USA will be in group play with Ghana, Japan and the Netherlands.
Keep an eye on Olivia Moultrie, who signed with the Portland Thorns about a year ago, after suing to join the National Women’s Soccer League at just 15 years old.