The United States women’s national team will play against Spain in the knockout stage of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France today June 24, 2019 in Reims. The encounter promises to be tough as each team will be fighting hard to qualify for the quarterfinals. The United States women’s team will return to Reims the site of its first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The encounter will be the second meeting between USA and Spain in women’s soccer. The first was in January with the United States winning 1-0 in Alicante. During the first group games, the United States women’s team set a record for most goals scored in the group stage with 18 goal difference while beating all three opponents. The USA needed just a draw against Sweden in the final group stage but they were able to go through with a 2-0 win. The USA, which finished group play on June 20, will be playing on three days less rest than Spain, which finished group play on June 17. Spain’s World Cup roster is very similar to the one that faced the USA last January as 22 of the 25 players that roster made the World Cup squad, including all 15 who played against the USA in Alicante. Of the 17 U.S. players who featured against Spain earlier this year, 16 made the World Cup roster. In its final Group B match, Spain needed a draw to ensure advancement and got just that, tying China 0-0 despite totally dominating the match in all facets, piling up a 24-1 shot margin. Spain, which is producing some fantastic young players, won the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup which was held in Uruguay under a female coach in Antonia Is. While Spain is a growing country for women’s football, they have a young yet experienced roster that is full of skillful and savvy players.