USA Eagles—Canada: Why Can't We Watch Live?

Wendy YoungCorrespondent IJune 23, 2009

EDMONTON, AB - SEPTEMBER 17:   Dani?le Irazu (R) of France pushes past Julia Suguwara of Canada in the Bronze medal match during day six of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2006 at the Commonwealth Stadium on September 17, 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

THIS JUST IN ... via the Canadian Women's Rugby website, the audio feed should be available at http://budurl.com/txmu for the USA "A" vs Canada "A" match.

With less than four days until the International match between the USA Eagles and Canada, the buzz in rugby land (Jeanie the Greek posted about it, and Liz started a Facebook campaign) is, "where can we watch it?"

As of tonight (the day of the USA "A" match), neither game will be available to rugby fans, other than the lucky fans who can travel to Glendale this weekend to watch live.

Many female rugby players want to know why; why are the best women players in the nation not being put on display for the thousands of high school, college, and club players who aspire to be them? We are lucky to have this test match here on U.S. soil, but not everyone is lucky enough to be there in person.

USA Rugby needs to find a way to get these games to the viewers.

There's still time, and USA Rugby is still trying.

Sara John, the Director of Communications for USA Rugby, responded directly to YSC assuring us that, "they are working to get the USA "A" game posted within a few days, and she is hoping to have the Eagle match available live."

Thank you for all your emails, questions, and support for the USA team. YSC will be there and posting live to give rugby fans as much information as possible. Stay tuned for more details.

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