WSL Preview: Tottenham v. Man United could feature American showdown

Christen Press of Manchester United WSL
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The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) may be based in England, but one of this weekend’s matches could feature a fresh American rivalry.

On Saturday, Manchester United (the new club of Christen Press and Tobin Heath) will take on Tottenham Hotspur (the current team of Alex Morgan).

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It is currently unknown what role Press, Heath, and Morgan will play in Saturday’s match. Press and Heath both made their WSL debuts last weekend, subbing in midway through the second half of Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Morgan, who signed with Tottenham last month, hasn’t yet made her debut for the club. The two-time World Cup champion didn’t play in last weekend’s match against Manchester City, or in her team’s Continental Club match on Wednesday. In a tweet last weekend, she wrote that the “hardest part about coming back after pregnancy is being patient with myself” and that she is feeling “fitter & faster every day.”

Regardless of the final lineup, it still should be a tight match. Manchester United is currently ranked fourth in the league (2-1-0), while Tottenham is eighth (0-1-2).

In addition to Saturday’s Tottenham v. Manchester United match, two other WSL matches will also air live on NBCSN this weekend. Sunday’s coverage starts with top-ranked Arsenal taking on Brighton, followed by Chelsea v. Manchester City (home to Americans Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis).

Full coverage details below:

Date Time (EDT) Match Platform
Saturday, Oct. 10 7:30am Tottenham v. Manchester United NBCSN
Sunday, Oct. 11 7:00am Brighton v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sunday, Oct. 11 9:30am Chelsea v. Manchester City NBCSN

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