Alex Morgan and the USWNT take on China as Fan Tribute Tour winds down

Fans will get one last chance to see Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo in action this year. Well, three last chances. The U.S. women’s national team ends its 2012 schedule with a three-game exhibition series against China, beginning Saturday, Dec. 8 in Houston.

The matches are part of the team’s Fan Tribute Tour, their post-Olympics victory lap of games around the United States. The ladies are unbeaten in the tour, having already taken on Costa Rica, Australia, Germany and Ireland at various venues across the country.

While the team is more than two years away from their next truly competitive tournament, these last friendlies are helping to ease the transition between exiting head coach Pia Sundhage, who resigned in September, and incoming coach, Tom Sermanni. Sermanni, who coached the Australian national team from 2005 to 2012, begins his new position on Jan. 1, 2013.
U.S. Soccer's 2012 Female Player of the Year, Alex Morgan
Players and staff will be playing this week with the knowledge that their new boss is watching every move. One player who doesn’t need to worry about losing her starting position is 23-year old Alex Morgan.

After a tremendous year, the forward was named U.S. Soccer’s 2012 Female Athlete of the Year. Her 28 goals and 19 assists place her among the most decorated American soccer stars. Morgan is poised to break Mia Hamm’s record for most assists in a single season, 22 in 2004. And she is third-best for goals scored, behind Abby Wambach (31 in 2004, 23 in 2012) and Michelle Akers (39 in 1991). And, again, she is only 23 years old.

With this phenom, and the surging performance of youngster Sydney Leroux, the future of U.S. women’s soccer looks very, very bright.

Where to watch United States vs China

• Saturday, Dec. 8 – 1:30pm (not televised)
• Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 8:30pm (FOX Soccer)
• Friday, Dec. 15 – 7pm – (NBC Sports Network, Univision Deportes)

Soccer on TV this week

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a UEFA Europa League Sporting CP vs. Videoton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00a English Championship Blackburn vs. Cardiff City beIN SPORT Replay
12:00a Spanish La Liga RCD Espanyol vs. Sevilla beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
1:00a College Soccer: NCAA Cup Georgetown vs. Maryland ESPNU Replay
1:30a Australian A-League Melbourne Heart vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Live
3:00a UEFA Europa League NK Maribor vs. SS Lazio Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga Hamburg SV vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim GolTV Replay
6:00a French Ligue 1 Toulouse FC vs. SC Bastia beIN SPORT Replay
6:00a Spanish La Liga RCD Espanyol vs. Sevilla beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
7:00a UEFA Champions League Olympiacos FC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Replay
7:25a Scottish Premier League Kilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FC Fox Soccer Plus Live
8:00a English Championship Blackburn vs. Cardiff City beIN SPORT Replay
9:30a German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Live
9:53a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Plus Live
9:55a English Premier League Sunderland vs. Chelsea ESPN2, Deportes Live
9:55a Spanish La Liga Real Sociedad vs. Getafe beIN SPORT Espanol Live
10:00a English Premier League Arsenal vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Live
10:55a French Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard beIN SPORT Live
11:30a German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Same-day Tape
11:55a Italian Serie A Atalanta vs. Parma beIN SPORT Espanol Live
12:00p English Premier League Swansea vs. Norwich City Fox Soccer Same-day Tape
1:55p Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Live
2:00p English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Reading Fox Soccer Same-day Tape
2:00p English Premier League Wigan vs. QPR Fox Soccer Plus Same-day Tape
3:00p Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Live
3:55p Spanish La Liga Osasuna vs. Valencia beIN SPORT Espanol Live
4:00p English Premier League: 2011/12 Manchester United vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
4:00p Italian Serie A AS Roma vs. Fiorentina beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
5:00p German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
6:00p FA Cup Archives: 5th Round Manchester United vs. Manchester City Fox Soccer Replay
6:00p Spanish La Liga Malaga vs. Granada beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
6:00p Italian Serie A AS Roma vs. Fiorentina beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
7:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Arsenal vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:30p French Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard beIN SPORT Replay
8:30p Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
9:00p UEFA Europa League SSC Napoli vs. PSV Eindhoven ESPN Deportes Taped
9:00p Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Replay
11:00p English Premier League Swansea vs. Norwich City Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
11:00p Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Replay
11:00p Italian Serie A AS Roma vs. Fiorentina beIN SPORT Espanol Replay

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a Scottish Premier League Kilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00a German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
1:30a Italian Serie A AS Roma vs. ACF Fiorentina beIN SPORT Replay
1:30a Spanish La Liga Malaga vs. Granada beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
2:00a FIFA Club World Cup: Quarterfinal Ulsan Hyundai vs. CF Monterrey Fox Soccer Live
3:00a English Premier League Wigan vs. QPR Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
4:00a Spanish La Liga Malaga vs. Granada beIN SPORT Replay
4:00a Spanish La Liga Real Sociedad vs. Getafe beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
5:30a FIFA Club World Cup: Quarterfinal TBA vs. Al-Ahy SC Fox Soccer Live
6:30a Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
6:55a French Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard beIN SPORT Replay
7:40a Scottish Premier League Dundee FC vs. Dundee United FC Fox Soccer Plus Live
8:00a English Premier League Manchester City vs. Manchester United Fox Soccer Live
8:30a Dutch Eredivisie AFC Ajax vs. FC Groningen ESPN Deportes Taped
8:55a Italian Serie A Palermo vs. Juventus beIN SPORT Live
8:55a Italian Serie A Torino FC vs. AC Milan beIN SPORT Espanol Live
9:30a German Bundesliga Borussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. Mainz GolTV Live
9:53a English Premier League Everton vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Plus Live
10:25a Dutch Eredivisie PSV Eindhoven vs. FC Twente ESPN Deportes Live
10:30a English Premier League West Ham vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Live
10:55a French Ligue 1 Olympique de Marseille vs. FC Lorient beIN SPORT Live
10:55a Spanish La Liga Athletic Bilbao vs. Celta beIN SPORT Espanol Live
11:30a German Bundesliga Hannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen GolTV Live
12:55p Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna beIN SPORT Live
1:30p German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
2:00p FIFA Club World Cup: Quarterfinal Ulsan Hyundai vs. CF Monterrey Fox Soccer Replay
2:00p UEFA Europa League Tottenham vs. Panathinaikos FC ESPN Deportes Replay
2:55p Spanish La Liga Real Betis vs. FC Barcelona beIN SPORT Live
4:00p Australian A-League Melbourne Heart vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Plus Taped
4:00p Uruguayan Primera Division Club Nacional vs. Montevideo GolTV Live
5:00p Italian Serie A Inter Milan vs. SSC Napoli beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
5:00p Italian Serie A Palermo vs. Juventus beIN SPORT Espanol Taped
6:00p English Premier League Manchester City vs. Manchester United Fox Soccer Replay
6:00p Scottish Premier League Dundee FC vs. Dundee United FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
7:00p Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Replay
8:00p English Premier League Everton vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:30p Italian Serie A Torino FC vs. AC Milan beIN SPORT Replay
8:30p Italian Serie A Inter Milan vs. SSC Napoli beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
9:00p The FA Classic Collection Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p UEFA Europa League Levante UD vs. Hannover 96 ESPN Deportes Taped
10:00p Uruguayan Primera Division Club Nacional vs. Montevideo GolTV Replay
11:00p English Premier League West Ham vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay
11:00p Italian Serie A Palermo vs. Juventus beIN SPORT Replay
11:00p Spanish La Liga Real Betis vs. FC Barcelona beIN SPORT Espanol Replay

 

MONDAY, DEC. 10

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a Scottish Premier League Dundee FC vs. Dundee United FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00a Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Replay
1:30a French Ligue 1 Olympique de Marseille vs. FC Lorient beIN SPORT Replay
1:30a Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
3:00a English Premier League Southampton FC vs. Reading Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Uruguayan Primera Division Club Nacional vs. Montevideo GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Europa League Inter Milan vs. Neftci PFK Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN Deportes Replay
4:00a Spanish La Liga Real Betis Balompie vs. FC Barcelona beIN SPORT Replay
4:00a Italian Serie A Torino FC vs. AC Milan beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League Real Madrid vs. AFC Ajax Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League Wigan vs. QPR Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:55p Italian Serie A UC Sampdoria vs. Udinese Calcio beIN SPORT Live
1:00p Australian A-League Melbourne Heart vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Replay
1:00p German Bundesliga Borussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. Mainz GolTV Replay
2:55p English Premier League Fulham FC vs. Newcastle ESPN Deportes Live
2:55p Italian Serie A Bologna FC 1909 vs. SS Lazio beIN SPORT Live
3:00p FIFA Club World Cup Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Auckland City FC Fox Soccer Replay
3:00p Scottish Premier League Dundee FC vs. Dundee United FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
5:00p FIFA Club World Cup: Quarterfinal Ulsan Hyundai vs. CF Monterrey Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League FC Viktoria Plzen vs. Atletico Madrid Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:30p Uruguayan Primera Division Penarol vs. Liverpool GolTV Live
6:00p Spanish La Liga Real Betis vs. FC Barcelona beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
8:00p English Premier League Manchester City vs. Manchester United Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p Spanish La Liga Real Betis Balompie vs. FC Barcelona beIN SPORT Replay
9:00p Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
11:00p English Premier League Arsenal vs. West Brom Fox Soccer Replay

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00a Italian Serie A Bologna FC 1909 vs. SS Lazio beIN SPORT Replay
12:00a Italian Serie A UC Sampdoria vs. Udinese Calcio beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
3:00a UEFA Champions League FC Barcelona vs. SL Benfica Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Replay
3:00a Italian Serie A UC Sampdoria vs. Udinese Calcio beIN SPORT Replay
3:00a Italian Serie A Bologna FC 1909 vs. SS Lazio beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
4:00a UEFA Europa League Fenerbahce SK vs. Borussia M’gladbach Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00a UEFA Champions League Olympiacos FC vs. Arsenal Fox Soccer Plus Replay
10:00a UEFA Champions League Celtic FC vs. FC Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a Scottish Premier League Kilmarnock FC vs. Celtic FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:30p Spanish La Liga Malaga vs. Granada beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
1:00p English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:00p UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs. FC Nordsjaelland Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:30p English Premier League Sunderland vs. Reading Fox Soccer Live
2:40p FA Cup Soccer Bradford City vs. Arsenal beIN SPORT Live
2:55p Coppa Italia AS Roma vs. Atalanta BC beIN SPORT Espanol Live
3:00p German Bundesliga Hannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen GolTV Replay
4:45p French Ligue 1 Valenciennes FC vs. Paris Saint-Germain beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
5:00p FIFA Club World Cup: Quarterfinal TBA vs. Al-Ahy SC Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League Inter Milan vs. Neftci PFK Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
5:00p Spanish Copa del Rey Osasuna vs. Valencia beIN SPORT Espanol Taped
8:00p English Premier League Sunderland vs. Reading Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p Coppa Italia AS Roma vs. Atalanta BC beIN SPORT Replay
9:00p FA Cup Soccer Bradford City vs. Arsenal beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
11:00p English Premier League West Ham vs. Liverpool Fox Soccer Replay

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 – USWNT vs China

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
12:00a English Premier League Everton vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Plus Replay
12:00a FA Cup Soccer Bradford City vs. Arsenal beIN SPORT Replay
12:00a Spanish La Liga Real Valladolid vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
3:00a Uruguayan Primera Division Penarol vs. Liverpool GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Juventus Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:30a FIFA Club World Cup: Semifinal TBA vs. SC Corinthians Paulista Fox Soccer Live
8:00a UEFA Champions League Paris Saint-Germain vs. FC Porto Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a English Premier League Aston Villa vs. Stoke City FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p The FA Classic Collection Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:55p Spanish Copa del Rey FC Barcelona vs. Cordoba CF beIN SPORT Live
2:00p German Bundesliga Borussia M’gladbach vs. F.S.V. Mainz GolTV Replay
2:30p FA Cup Soccer: 2nd Round Mansfield Town vs. Lincoln City Fox Soccer Live
3:00p Australian A-League Melbourne Heart vs. Perth Glory Fox Soccer Plus Replay
3:55p Spanish Copa del Rey Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Live
4:00p Uruguayan Primera Division Club Nacional vs. Montevideo GolTV Replay
5:00p FIFA Club World Cup: Semifinal TBA vs. SC Corinthians Paulista Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League Sporting CP vs. Videoton FC Fox Soccer Plus Replay
6:00p FA Cup Soccer Swansea vs. Middlesbrough FC beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
6:00p Coppa Italia Juventus vs. TBA beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
7:00p The FA Classic Collection Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Replay
8:00p The FA Classic Collection Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Plus Replay
8:00p German Bundesliga Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich GolTV Replay
8:30p Women’s International Friendly United States vs. China Fox Soccer Live
9:00p Coppa Italia Juventus vs. TBA beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
9:00p Spanish Copa del Rey Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe beIN SPORT Espanol Taped
11:00p German Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund vs. VfL Wolfsburg GolTV Replay
11:00p French Ligue 1 SC Bastia vs. Olympique de Marseille beIN SPORT Live
11:00p Spanish Copa del Rey FC Barcelona vs. Cordoba beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
11:30p Women’s International Friendly United States vs. China Fox Soccer Replay

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Time League or Competition Teams Network Live or Replay?
1:00a English Premier League Wigan vs. QPR Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00a Spanish Copa del Rey Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe beIN SPORT Replay
1:30a Spanish Copa del Rey Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
3:00a English Premier League Sunderland vs. Reading Fox Soccer Replay
3:00a German Bundesliga Hannover 96 vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen GolTV Replay
4:00a UEFA Champions League Manchester United vs. CFR Cluj Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:30a FIFA Club World Cup: Semifinal TBA vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Live
8:00a UEFA Champions League Celtic FC vs. FC Spartak Moscow Fox Soccer Plus Replay
11:00a Women’s International Friendly United States vs. China Fox Soccer Replay
11:00a English Premier League Everton vs. Tottenham Fox Soccer Plus Replay
1:00p Uruguayan Primera Division Penarol vs. Liverpool GolTV Replay
1:55p Spanish Copa del Rey Levante UD vs. Real Zaragoza beIN SPORT Espanol Live
2:00p The FA Classic Collection Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur Fox Soccer Plus Replay
2:30p FA Cup Soccer: 2nd Round Hastings United vs. Harrogate Town Fox Soccer Live
2:55p Coppa Italia AC Milan vs. Reggina Calcio beIN SPORT Live
3:00p Uruguayan Primera Division Club Nacional vs. Montevideo GolTV Replay
3:55p Spanish Copa del Rey Las Palmas vs. Real Betis beIN SPORT Espanol Live
5:00p FA Cup Soccer: 2nd Round Mansfield Town vs. Lincoln City Fox Soccer Replay
5:00p UEFA Europa League NK Maribor vs. SS Lazio Fox Soccer Plus Replay
5:00p Argentine Primera Division Boca Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz GolTV Replay
5:00p French Ligue 1 FC Girondins de Bordeaux vs. AS Saint-Etienne beIN SPORT Same-day Tape
8:00p FIFA Club World Cup: Semifinal TBA vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Replay
9:00p Spanish Copa del Rey FC Barcelona vs. Cordoba beIN SPORT Replay
9:00p Coppa Italia AC Milan vs. Reggina Calcio beIN SPORT Espanol Replay
11:00p FA Cup Soccer: 2nd Round Hastings United vs. Harrogate Town Fox Soccer Replay

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