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U.S. WNT Equalizes Twice as Morgan's Brace Earns 2-2 Draw with France

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut (June 19, 2014) – U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan scored her first international goals in seven months as she helped FIFA’s No. 1-ranked USA overcome two deficits to earn a 2-2 draw against No. 4 France in front of 14,695 fans at Rentschler Field.

The U.S. WNT also extended its record home unbeaten streak to 84 games having posted a 74-0-10 record since Nov. 6, 2004.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
FRA – Louisa Necib (penalty), 27th minute: In the sequence leading up to a penalty kick call, France’s Elodie Thomis chipped the ball over the USA defense toward the left side of the box. France playmaker Louisa Necib and USA goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris made a dash toward the corner of the six-yard box. Harris slid to deflect the ball away, but she was ruled to have made contact with Necib’s leg, resulting in a penalty. Necib shot down the middle as Harris guessed to her right to give France the lead. USA 0, FRA 1

USA – Alex Morgan (Allie Long), 56th minute: Alex Morgan, playing in just her second match this year, found her scoring touch and looked to be fully recovered from an ankle injury that kept her out for seventh months. Midfielder Allie Long, making just her second start, played threaded a pass to Morgan in the middle of the field. Morgan made space at the top of the penalty area and drilled a left-footed strike from 25 yards out that deflected off the inside of the left post and past France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. Morgan then jumped over the signboards behind the goal to celebrate the equalizer with the fans. It was Morgan’s first goal of the year and first goal since she recorded a brace against Canada on June 2, 2013. USA 1, FRA 1

FRA – Amandine Henry (unassisted), 68th minute: France dispossessed the USA in midfield and launched a lightning-quick attack up the middle. Ali Krieger broke things up, but her clearance wound up at the foot of Amandine Henry, who ran onto the ball a yard inside the box on the right side and fired just inside the right post past a diving Ashlyn Harris to retake the lead. The ball took a nasty deflection off a U.S. defender to wrong-foot Harris. USA 1, FRA 2

USA – Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath), 85th minute: Second-half sub Tobin Heath took the quick throw-in from the left side to Alex Morgan and the energetic forward weaved her way through two France defenders for a right-footed shot. France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi got a foot on it, but did not do enough to prevent the ball from bouncing into the net. USA 2, FRA 2

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
FRA – Laura Georges, 7th minute: France defender Laura Georges was called upon several times in the early moments to break up the USA attack. She had an important clearance when U.S. right back Ali Krieger sprinted up the right side and crossed toward Carli Lloyd. Her redirect was trickling toward the net, but Georges got to the ball in the six-yard box to keep the USA off the score sheet.

FRA – Sarah Bouhaddi, 12th minute: Though it was a fairly routine save, France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi was sure-handed on Sydney Leroux’s strike from the left side. The USA’s first shot on frame had some pace on it, and Bouhaddi secured it en route to a pair of saves in the first 45 minutes.

USA – Ashlyn Harris, 75th minute: With the lead, France was in no hurry to take its set pieces, and shortly after a Necib corner kick, she got the ball back and crossed from the left side. Eugenie Le Sommer was in the area, but U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris alertly left her line and dove in front of Le Sommer for an important catch.

USA – Ashlyn Harris, 88th minute: Louisa Necib played a perfect lead pass toward Gaetane Thiney in the middle of the box giving her a one-on-one chance. Ashlyn Harris made an aggressive rush to stop Thiney’s shot but initiated a hard, yet brave collision. It took some time for Harris to recover, but the sacrifice preserved the U.S. draw.

Milestone Watch:

  • Alex Morgan scored her 45th and 46th goals, passing Julie Foudy (45 goals) for 10th on the all-time goal scoring list.
  • Heather O’Reilly moved into sole possession of seventh on the all-time caps list with her 205th appearance, passing Tiffeny Milbrett (204 caps from 1991-2005).
  • Carli Lloyd moved into a 13th-place tie in all-time caps with former U.S. WNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry with her 173rd cap.
  • With her second-half appearance, defender Christie Rampone reaches 294 caps. She is second all-time behind Kristine Lilly (352 caps from 1987-2010).

Next on the Schedule:
No future international friendly matches have been announced at this time. The USA will be looking forward to CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying, which will take place in the United States in October.
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Additional Notes:

  • The USA is 14-0-2 in the all-time series against France.
  • The U.S. WNT is now 8-2-2 in 2014.
  • U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis went with a starting lineup that featured Ashlyn Harris in goal as she made her first appearance of 2014 and third appearance of her career. Regular starting goalkeeper Hope Solo was unavailable due to a family commitment.
  • The back line featured two changes from the previous game against France, with Meghan Klingenberg at left back and Whitney Engen at center back. Right back Ali Krieger and center back Becky Sauerbrunn retained their starting roles.
  • The midfield trio in the 4-3-3 formation remained unchanged with Allie Long, Carli Lloyd and Lauren Holiday.
  • Carli Lloyd wore the captain’s armband.
  • The starting front three included one lineup change from the last game with Heather O’Reilly getting the nod. Sydney Leroux and Christen Press returned to the starting lineup.
  • All-time goal scoring leader Abby Wambach (167 goals) was once again unavailable for selection Thursday as she returns from a knee injury that occurred during a June 1 match in National Women’s Soccer League play.
  • At the start of the second half, Ellis made her first two substitutions as Christie Rampone entered for Engen and Alex Morgan replaced O’Reilly.
  • Tobin Heath replaced Long in the 60th minute.
  • In the 79th minute, Kelley O’Hara replaced Klingenberg and Amy Rodriguez joined the attack in place of Leroux.
  • O’Reilly, Press and Sauerbrunn are the only WNT players to have appeared in all 12 matches in 2014.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. France
Date: June 19, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 14,695
Weather: 78 degrees, humid

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          2          2
FRA                             1          1          2           

FRA- Louisa Necib (penalty)              27th minute
USA- Alex Morgan (Allie Long)          56
FRA- Amandine Henry                       68
USA- Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath)      85

Lineups:
USA: 24-Ashlyn Harris; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 46), 25-Meghan Klingenberg (5-Kelley O’Hara, 79); 15-Allie Long (17-Tobin Heath, 60), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O’Reilly (13-Alex Morgan, 46), 2-Sydney Leroux (8-Amy Rodriguez, 79), 23-Christen Press
Subs Not Used: 7-Morgan Brian, 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

FRA: 16-Sarah Bouhaddi; 8-Jessica Houara, 2-Wendy Renard, 4-Laura Goerges, 24-Julie Soyer; 6-Amandine Henry, 15-Elise Bussaglia, 14-Louisa Necib, 12- Elodie Thomis; 9-Eugenie Le Sommer (10-Camille Abily, 84), 17-Gaetane Thiney (18-Marie Laure Delie, 89)
Subs Not Used: 1-Celine Deville, 3-Laure Boulleau, 5-Sabrina Delannoy,  7-Viviane Asseyi, 11-Laetitia Tonazzi, 13-Pauline Crammer, 19-Marina Makanza, 20-Anaig Butel, 21-Laetitia Phiippe, 22-Amel Hamraoui, 23-Kheria Hamraoui, 25-Ines Jurena
Head Coach: Philippe Bergeroo

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 11 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 14
Offside: 1 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Kristen Salazar (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. France
Date: June 19, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 14,695
Weather: 78 degrees, humid

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            0          2          2
FRA                             1          1          2           

FRA- Louisa Necib (penalty)              27th minute
USA- Alex Morgan (Allie Long)          56
FRA- Amandine Henry                       68
USA- Alex Morgan (Tobin Heath)      85

Lineups:
USA: 24-Ashlyn Harris; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 46), 25-Meghan Klingenberg (5-Kelley O’Hara, 79); 15-Allie Long (17-Tobin Heath, 60), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O’Reilly (13-Alex Morgan, 46), 2-Sydney Leroux (8-Amy Rodriguez, 79), 23-Christen Press
Subs Not Used: 7-Morgan Brian, 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

FRA: 16-Sarah Bouhaddi; 8-Jessica Houara, 2-Wendy Renard, 4-Laura Goerges, 24-Julie Soyer; 6-Amandine Henry, 15-Elise Bussaglia, 14-Louisa Necib, 12- Elodie Thomis; 9-Eugenie Le Sommer (10-Camille Abily, 84), 17-Gaetane Thiney (18-Marie Laure Delie, 89)
Subs Not Used: 1-Celine Deville, 3-Laure Boulleau, 5-Sabrina Delannoy,  7-Viviane Asseyi, 11-Laetitia Tonazzi, 13-Pauline Crammer, 19-Marina Makanza, 20-Anaig Butel, 21-Laetitia Phiippe, 22-Amel Hamraoui, 23-Kheria Hamraoui, 25-Ines Jurena
Head Coach: Philippe Bergeroo

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 11 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 14
Offside: 1 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Kristen Salazar (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

Gonzalez Contributes Second Goal in as Many Matches for USA in 2017 Gold Cup

It’s not always the amount of goals a player scores that defines their value – sometimes it’s the occasion. With his game-winner last night, U.S. defender Omar Gonzalez now has three international goals to his credit, and all have come in the Gold Cup. This was his second of this tournament, and the second time he has scored in a quarterfinal.

The center back is tied with striker Jordan Morris for the team scoring lead in the event, but as a defender he was prouder to help the team keep its second clean sheet of the tournament.

“I’m obviously happy to score another goal, but to be honest I’m really happy about the zero on the scoresheet,” he said. “I think we could have been better in the back, and I just want to do anything possible to help the team meet our goals, so whether it’s scoring, whether it’s keeping the zero, I’m just really happy about that.”

U.S. MNT vs. El Salvador - Omar Gonzalez

Gonzalez broke the deadlock when Michael Bradley delivered a perfectly placed free kick, allowing the towering center the chance at a flick-on header for the game’s first goal in the 41st minute.

“I made a near post run, Michael put in a great ball and I was able to stay up there for quite a while and just get the slightest flick on,” Gonzalez said about the opening goal. “That’s all it really needed. It threw the ‘keeper off and went right past him.”

After a tense 40 minutes, the goal broke the ice according to Gonzalez.

“Definitely. It was leading up to the 40th minute and Gyasi’s goal – maybe he was onside – didn’t count and we didn’t really have that many other opportunities other than set pieces.”

The U.S. then settled into the game leading to Eric Lichaj’s strike in first-half stoppage time. Though El Salvador threatened some in the second half, their chances mostly evaded Tim Howard’s goal.

U.S. MNT vs. El Salvador - Omar Gonzalez, Tim Howard

Wednesday’s win sets up a Saturday Semifinal showdown with a Costa Rica side that handed the MNT a 4-0 defeat in their last meeting, a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier last November. The loss eventually led to the hiring of Arena, who has guided the U.S. MNT to a 12-match unbeaten run since.

Gonzalez is one of five players on the current roster that appeared in that game, but as he returns to his hometown of Dallas for Saturday’s match he’s put that night in San Jose behind him.

“Some people on this team can use that as motivation. That’s in the past for me, and I don’t think about that game ever. For me it’s just another game, another opportunity for us to see what we’re made of. I’m excited to step on the field to hopefully get the result we need to get to the Final.”

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U.S. MNT Avanza a las Semifinales de la Copa Oro derrotando 2-0 a El Salvador

FILADELFIA, Pennsylvania (19 de julio, 2017) – Estados Unidos derrotó 2-0 a El Salvador en los cuartos de final de la Copa Oro 2017 y consiguió su boleto a las semifinales.

Omar González abrió el camino a la victoria en jugada a balón parado con su segundo tanto en el certamen mediante un cabezazo a servicio del refuerzo Michael Bradley.

Los salvadoreños apenas asimilaban el primer gol de un partido al que se pudieron ir empatados al medio tiempo, cuando en el agregado del primer episodio recibieron un desmoralizador segundo gol cortesía de Eric Lichaj, y que le dio a Estados Unidos la tranquilidad para manejar el resto del duelo.

Bruce Arena alineó a cinco de los refuerzos que convocó para la parte definitoria del torneo continental, incluyendo a las figuras como Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey y Bradley, quienes puntualmente le dieron forma al marcador final con sus intervenciones. Howard rescatando algunas fallas defensivas, mientras que Dempsey y Bradley registraron una asistencia cada uno.

EE.UU. terminará una vez más entre los primeros cuatro lugares de la Copa Oro, algo que han logrado en todas las ediciones desde que se disputa el torneo en 1991, excepto por la edición del 2000.

Próximamente: Estados Unidos jugara la semifinal ante la selección de Costa Rica el próximo sábado, 22 de julio en el AT&T Stadium en los suburbios de Dallas a las 10 p.m. ET. El encuentro será trasmitido por la señal de FS1, Univision, y UDN.

Resumen de Goles:

USA – Omar González, minuto 41: Tiro libre en tres cuartos de cancha pegado a la banda izquierda que Michael Bradley puso en el corazón del área. Omar González le ganó la posición a su marcador y de cabeza venció a Derby Carrillo que se quedó a medio camino.  

USA – Eric Lichaj, minuto 45 + 2: Clint Dempsey le filtró un balón por el costado izquierdo del área a Lichaj, quien controló con un marcador encima y remató de zurda para mandar el balón a la red por entre las piernas de Carrillo.  

Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:

SLV– Rodolfo Zelaya, minuto 3: Error defensivo que permitió a Zelaya escaparse solo para quedar mano a mano con Tim Howard. El experimentado arquero había anticipado la jugada y salido a velocidad, y cuando el habilidoso salvadoreño busco recortarlo, Howard le robó el balón.  

USA – Matt Hedges, minuto 7: Tiro de esquina cobrado al área, y entre rebotes el balón le quedo primero a Clint Dempsey y posteriormente a Matt Hedges, pero ninguno pudo empujar el balón al fondo del arco por las intervenciones del portero y la zagua centroamericana.

SLV – Alexander Larín, minuto 9: Zelaya consiguió una falta en los linderos del área grande por el costado izquierdo cometida por Hedges. En jugada prefabricada, le sirvieron un balón retrasado a Larín quien remato con dirección al arco, pero uno de sus propios compañeros término bloqueando su intento.

USA – Gyasi Zardes, minuto 17: Dempsey le filtró el balón al delantero del Galaxy, que sin marca alguna remató al fondo del arco. Sin embargo el tanto no contó por un dudoso fuera de juego señalado por el abanderado.

USA – Clint Dempsey, minuto 19: Desbordé de Paul Arriola por derecha. El jugador de Xolos de Tijuana envió un servicio raso que Dempsey remató, pero justo a la ubicación de Carrillo que se quedó con la redonda.

SLV – Dennis Pineda, minuto 52: El mediocampista salvadoreño arranco en medio campo, se quitó a un rival de encima y avanzo por el centro sin que nadie le saliera. Pineda llegó a los linderos del área y sacó un zapatazo raso que se fue apenas desviado.

SLV – Oscar Ceren, minuto 73: Recargado a la derecha, Ceren intentó un disparo al arco con peligro que fue bloqueado.

USA – Clint Dempsey, minuto 75: En las afueras del área, Dempsey recibió de espaldas, giró y metió un zurdazo cruzado el cual Carrillo atajó tendiéndose a su izquierda.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de EE.UU. vs. El Salvador
Fecha: 19 de julio, 2017
Torneo: Copa Oro CONCACAF 2017; Cuartos de Final
Sede: Lincoln Financial Field; Filadelfia, Pa.
Inicio: 9 p.m. ET
Asistencia: 31,615
Clima: 85 grados, parcialmente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones:                1          2          F
USA                                                     2          0          2
SLV                                                      0          0          0

USA – Omar Gonzalez (Michael Bradley)            minute 41
USA – Eric Lichaj (Clint Dempsey)                     45+2 

Alineaciones:
USA: 24-Tim Howard; 15-Eric Lichaj, 21-Matt Hedges, 3-Omar González, 16-Justin Morrow; 25-Darlington Nagbe (7-Chris Pontius, 87), 26-Michael Bradley (capt.); 20-Paul Arriola (8-Jordan Morris, 66), 9-Gyasi Zardes (23-Kelly Acosta, 71); 28-Clint Dempsey, 27-Jozy Altidore
Suplentes No Utilizados: 18-Juan Agudelo, 5-Matt Besler, 10-Joe Corona, 29-Jesse González, 12-Bill Hamid, 13-Dax McCarty, 4-Matt Miazga, 2-Jorge Villafaña, 19-Graham Zusi
Director Técnico: Bruce Arena

SLV: 18-Derby Carrillo; 4-Henry Romero, 5-Iván Mancia, 21-Bryan Tamacas; 7-Darwin Cerén (capt)., 8-Denis Pineda (19-Edwin Sánchez, 78), 10-Gerson Mayen (16-Óscar Cerén, 57), 12-Narciso Orellana, 13-Alexander Larín; 9-Nelson Bonilla (20-Harold Alas, 83), 11-Rodolfo Zelaya
Suplentes No Utilizados: 1-Oscar Arroyo, 22-Benji Villalobos; 23-Ruben Marroquín, 2-Milton Molina, 15-Efraín Burgos, 3-Roberto Domínguez, 14-Andrés Flores, 17-Victor García, 6-Richard Menjivar
Director Técnico: Eduardo Lara 

Resumen estadístico: USA / SLV
Tiros: 14 / 8
Tiros al arco: 8 / 1
Atajadas: 1 / 6
Tiros de esquina: 5 / 1
Faltas: 19 / 26
Fueras de lugar: 1 / 2 

Resumen de penalidades:
SLV – Iván Mancia (amonestación)              minute 18
USA – Darlington Nagbe (amonestación)      21
SLV – Alexander Larín (amonestación)         59
SLV – Henry Romero (amonestación)           81 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Ainsley Rochard (TRI)
Cuarto Oficial: Fernando Guerrero (MEX) 

Jugador del Partido Budweiser: Omar González

 

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