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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Women FA Cup quarterfinal: game time, lineups, and how to watch online

Spurs are ready for their most important game of last season.

Tottenham Hotspur Women Training Session Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

American football superstar Alex Morgan may or may not feature for Tottenham Hotspur Women in today’s 2019-20 FA Cup quarterfinal match against Arsenal. (Yes, this is last year’s FA Cup. It’s complicated.) Morgan playing would certainly add some spice to what is already an anticipated matchup between two top flight sides, but it’s not necessary to add importance to this game.

Tottenham Hotspur have never beaten Arsenal as long as I’ve been a fan of Spurs. I’m not sure they ever have. Last season they lost 6-0 and 2-0 to the Gunners in the WSL. The gap between the two sides has closed significantly over the past two seasons, but it’s still very much there — Arsenal are one of the best women’s clubs in the world, while Tottenham are trying to finish in the top half of the league.

But this is a cup match. Spurs really want a win over the so-called “Big Three” to show that they belong in the conversation of clubs that can make some noise in the WSL. And they have Alex Morgan on their side, a two-time World Cup winner and one of the most celebrated women’s football players ever.

Morgan hasn’t played a competitive football match in nearly a year, but would anyone doubt that she’s the kind of player who can make a difference in any match in which she features?



Alex Morgan starts the match on the bench.

How to Watch

Today’s match is not televised in the United States, but will be streamed for free on The FA Player. Registration is required.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham (FA Cup Quarterfinal)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
12:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. BST
Meadow Park, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, UK
TV: not televised (USA), BBC 2 (UK)
Streaming: The FA Player (free, registration required)

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