USWNT vs. Republic of Ireland: How to Watch, Live Stream, Team News

For the first time since lifting the World Cup in France, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) gets to play on home soil.

The four-time world champions embark on a five-game victory tour, beginning in Pasadena, California, where they face the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

The next five games will also serve as a farewell for Jill Ellis, who announced earlier this week that in October she will step down from the role she has held since 2014.

The 52-year-old became the first coach in 81 years to win back-to-back World Cup but declined an option that would have kept her in charge through to next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"When I accepted the head coaching position this was the timeframe I envisioned," Ellis said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The timing is right to move on and the program is positioned to remain at the pinnacle of women's soccer. Change is something I have always embraced in my life and for me and my family this is the right moment."

Following the game against the Republic of Ireland, the USWNT will play two games against Portugal on August 29 and September 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Two further games, against opponents yet to be announced, are scheduled for October 3 and October 7.

The Republic of Ireland has played just four games this year, all of them friendlies. A three-game tour in Spain returned a 1-0 defeat against Belgium, followed by a 0-0 draw and a 1-0 win against Wales, before the Irish lost 2-1 away to Italy.

The meeting with the USWNT in Pasadena will be the last warm-up game before the qualifiers for the European Championships begin next month. The Republic of Ireland faces Montenegro and Ukraine at home in September and October, respectively, before traveling to Greece in November.

Greece will be The Girls in Green's opponents in Dublin in March, followed by away games in Montenegro, Germany and Ukraine. The Republic of Ireland ends its qualifying campaign at home to Germany in September next year.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the trophy as USA celebrate victory during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United State of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7 in Lyon, France. Richard Heathcote/Getty

When and where is the game?

The USWNT takes on the Republic of Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) on Saturday, August 3.

It's the fifth time USWNT has played at the Rose Bowl, but a first appearance in 17 years. In 1999, the venue was the stage of USWNT's second World Cup triumph, as the Americans beat China 5-4 after a penalty shootout.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via the ESPN App and WatchESPN as well as via fuboTV.

Team news

U.S. Soccer said the roster for the Victory Tour matches will feature the 23-player 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup champions.

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