The U.S. women’s soccer team will attempt to win its third straight Olympic gold medal and fourth in the five-tournament history of women’s Olympic soccer. They will play three group games and (hopefully) three knockout stage games, all of which will be shown at Rattle N Hum.
The U.S. returns with the largely the same roster it had in the 2011 World Cup, with just one new player (22-year-old striker Sydney Leroux) added to a roster that includes fan favorites Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
The U.S. is grouped with France, Colombia and North Korea, three teams it met in the World Cup. The Americans eased past Colombia and North Korea in the group stage, and scored two late goals to beat the French in the semi-final.
The team opens with its toughest group game, France, on Wednesday at noon EDT, knowing a win would put them in position to win the group. They play Colombia on Saturday at 11:50 a.m and North Korea on Monday at 12:15 p.m.
The Americans should have no problem advancing out of the group, but the knockout stage will provide challenges. World Cup champions Japan, host Great Britain and traditional powers Sweden and Brazil are all possible opponents in the quarterfinal.
The quarterfinals will be played on Friday, August 3rd, the semis will be played on Monday the 6th and the final will be played in Wembley Stadium on Thursday the 9th at 2:45 p.m.
Rattle N Hum, the best beer bar in NYC bar, attracts energetic crowds for all major soccer matches. No other bar can match Rattle N Hum’s 40 taps of craft beer (except of course our sister bar, Beer Authority, the best sports bar in Times Square). While we have solid crowds, we also usually have a seat for everyone, unlike some smaller places where you stand five-deep at the bar and fight for a glimpse of the screen. That’s not our idea of a fun day of sports and beer. So come claim your own stool, order a pint of your favorite craft beer, and may the best team win!
On Sundays, we offer our bottomless craft beer brunch, which includes a brunch or regular menu entree and 90 minutes of all the draft craft beer you can drink for a mere $39.95. We also offer “Kick the Keg” on Sundays, comprised of 5-10 lines of beer that we sell for a mere $5 per pint.