Basinger, Chandler and U.S. U-20 WNT Open U-20 World Cup Tonight
Aug. 5, 2014
EDMONTON, Alberta; Aug. 5, 2014 - Sophomore Brittany Basinger (Purcellville, Va.), freshman Rose Chandler (Atlanta, Ga.) and the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team open the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup tonight with a 7 p.m. (ET) match against Germany in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The match will be broadcasted live on ESPNU and WatchESPN. The United States and Germany competed against each other in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup championship, besting the Germans, 1-0, to capture the championship.
The United States faces Germany, Brazil and China PR in Group B, playing Germany and Brazil at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, before flying across the country to Moncton, New Brunswick, to face China PR in the group play finale on Aug. 12.
Fans will be able to see Basinger and Chandler represent the United States live, thanks to the ESPN platforms. In addition to the ESPNU and WatchESPN broadcast of the Germany match, the team's match against Brazil on Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. (ET) will be shown on ESPNU and WatchESPN. The group play finale against China PR at 4 p.m. (ET) will be shown on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.
The United States enters the World Cup with a 9-0-0 record in international play this year. Earlier this year, the U-20 squad won the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship.
The United States has been a mainstay in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup since its inception in 2002. The team won championship in 2002, 2008 and 2012, finishing fifth-or-better in every tournament.
Basinger and Chandler were named to the U.S. U-20 WNT in July by Head Coach Michelle French. Penn State Head Coach Erica Walsh is an assistant coach on the U-20 squad.
For more information on the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, visit http://fifa.com/u20womensworldcup.