U.S. Soccer

U.S. WNT Tallies Three Second-Half Goals in 4-1 Rout of Switzerland

CARY, North Carolina (Aug. 20, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team scored three second-half goals and earned a 4-1 victory against Switzerland in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,992 at WakeMed Soccer Park.

A well-rounded scoring effort featured goals from Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Abby Wambach. Lloyd’s 56th-minute penalty kick served as the game-winner, and Wambach’s second-half PK pushed her USA-record goal scoring total to 168.

This was the first meeting between the two countries at the senior team level. Switzerland has already qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, and the USA will prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying in October in the United States.

Wednesday marked the first opportunity for goalkeeper Hope Solo to set a new shutout record (currently tied with Briana Scurry with 71 clean sheets), but a Switzerland penalty kick from Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic put that milestone on hold.

The U.S. goal total could have been far greater if not for Switzerland goalkeeper Gaëlle Thalmann. She made seven first-half saves as the USA pelted the Swiss goal with eight shots – all of them on frame.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Sydney Leroux), 3rd minute: From midfield, Rapinoe started the U.S. attack and dished to Leroux on the left side. Leroux cut to her right and played the ball back to Rapinoe about 10 yards above the box. Rapinoe fired with her left from about 22 yards out. It took a slight deflection off Switzerland’s Rahel Kiwic and squeaked inside the right side of the frame for the early lead. USA 1, SUI 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty), 56th minute: Megan Rapinoe’s cross from the left side of the box hit the hand of Switzerland’s Fabienne Humm and the USA was awarded the penalty kick. Lloyd was called in for the occasion and stepped up confidently with a low right-footed shot into the left of the frame for the two-goal cushion. Switzerland goalkeeper Gaëlle Thalmann had anticipated the shot going the other direction. USA 2, SUI 0

SUI – Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (penalty), 70th minute: In a similar fashion leading to the USA’s penalty kick, Switzerland’s Ramona Bachmann crossed from the left side and the ball struck U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe’s arm. Referee Katja Koroleva pointed to the spot, and Crnogorcevic took the PK. USA goalkeeper Hope Solo, attempting to break the U.S. WNT shutout record, leaned to her right and Crnogorcevic shot in the other direction to cut the USA’s lead to one. USA 2, SUI 1

USA – Christen Press (unassisted), 77th minute: Following a Christie Rampone free kick into the box, the ball fumbled around and Switzerland’s defense weakly cleared. From 25 yards out, Press chest-trapped the short clearance and fired a right-footed shot that ricocheted off the crossbar and over the end line as goalkeeper Thalmann could only watch. USA 3, SUI 1

USA – Abby Wambach (penalty), 87th minute: On a Carli Lloyd cross from the right, Wambach drew a foul against Switzerland second-half sub Nicole Remund, who shoved the USA striker and earned the PK. Wambach took the penalty herself, a right-footed shot that clipped off of Thalmann’s gloves and into the net for her fifth goal this year and 168th of her storied career. USA 4, SUI 1 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
SUI – Gaëlle Thalmann, 20th minute: USA goalkeeper Hope Solo delivered a deep ball toward a darting Christen Press as she had a step on Switzerland’s back line. Thalmann instinctively rushed off her line and outside the box and headed the ball away before Press could converge.

SUI – Gaëlle Thalmann, 39th and 40th minutes: The busy Switzerland goalkeeper made back-to-back diving stops against the USA’s lethal attack. First, it was an Alex Morgan left-footed shot from the left side of the box that was headed toward the inside of the far right post, but Thalmann dove to her left for the save. Then, Lauren Holiday took a crack from just outside the top of the box, and again Thalmann made a diving save at the near right post.

SUI – Stenia Michel, 46th minute: In the first 12 seconds of the second half, the U.S. nearly took advantage of an errant pass in Switzerland’s half. Carli Lloyd fired from outside the box and Michel, who had just entered the game, made a swatting right-handed save on a shot that was bound for the upper right corner.

Milestone Watch:

  • Defender and team captain Christie Rampone made her 295th appearance as she nears the 300-cap milestone. Rampone is second all-time in WNT history to Kristine Lilly in games played. Lilly had 352 caps from 1987-2010.
  • Carli Lloyd moved past Briana Scurry for 13th in career appearances with 174.
  • Hope Solo tied Michelle Akers for 17th all-time in career caps with 153.
  • Lloyd now has 51 goals for her career as she is ninth on the all-time goal scoring list.

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. WNT will host two matches against Mexico, first on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (4:30 p.m. MT), followed by a Sept. 18 match at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York (7 p.m. ET).
Broadcast information: Sept. 13 – TBD; Sept. 18 – ESPN2, WatchESPN
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt | @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. is now 8-2-3 this year.
  • Hope Solo moved to 118-9-18 for her career. She is second only to Briana Scurry for all-time wins (Scurry went 133-12-14 from 1994-2008).
  • Christen Press now has 13 goals in 25 international appearances.
  • The USA improved to 108-2-8 when Abby Wambach scores a goal.
  • Wambach has now scored at least five goals in a calendar year 11 times in her 14 years with the WNT.
  • U.S. head coach Jill Ellis’ starting lineup featured a defensive corps led by Solo in goal, Crystal Dunn at left back, Ali Krieger at right back and the center back duo of Becky Sauerbrunn and team captain Christie Rampone.
  • The midfield of the 4-3-3 featured Carli Lloyd, Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe.
  • The USA’s starting forward trio included Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan and Press.
  • The U.S. rolled out three substitutions to open the second half. Wambach entered for Leroux, Meghan Klingenberg replaced Krieger and Julie Johnston got the call for Sauerbrunn.
  • Heather O’Reilly replaced Morgan in the 66th minute, Morgan Brian entered for Rapinoe in the 78th minute, and Allie Long replaced Holiday in the 85th minute.
  • O’Reilly, Press and Sauerbrunn have played in all 13 games this year.
  • Krieger and Lloyd lead the USA with 12 starts apiece in 2014.
  • Ellis is now 8-0-3 as the U.S. WNT head coach.
  • Ten players on the U.S roster that trained this week in North Carolina return to National Women’s Soccer League play for the semifinal stage of the league’s second season. FC Kansas City hosts Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, Aug. 23 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN2), and Seattle Reign FC takes on the Washington Spirit on Aug. 24 (11 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

-U.S. Women’s National Team Report-

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Switzerland
Date: Aug. 20, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, North Carolina
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 9,992
Weather: 77 degrees, cool

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 3 4
SUI                          0 1 1

USA – Megan Rapinoe (Sydney Leroux)    3rd minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)                         56
SUI – Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (penalty)    71
USA – Christen Press (unassisted)              77
USA – Abby Wambach (penalty)                 87

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (25-Meghan Klingenberg, 46), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (16-Julie Johnston, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Crystal Dunn; 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Holiday (6-Allie Long, 85), 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Morgan Brian, 78); 2-Sydney Leroux (20-Abby Wambach, 46), 13-Alex Morgan (9-Heather O’Reilly, 66), 23-Christen Press
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Alyssa Naeher
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

SUI: 1-Gaëlle Thalmann (12-Stenia Michel, 46); 5-Noëlle Maritz, 14-Rahel Kiwic (8-Sandy Maendly, 82), 15-Caroline Abbé (capt.); 7-Martina Moser (22-Vanessa Bernauerk, 68), 9-Lia Wälti, 16-Fabienne Humm (2-Nicole Remund, 68), 18-Vanessa Bürki (6-Selina Kuster, 56); 10-Ramona Bachmann, 11-Lara Dickenmann, 13-Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (19-Eseosa Aigbogun, 74)
Substitutions Not Used: 23-Fabienne Bangerter
Head coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

Stats Summary: USA / SUI
Shots: 16 / 7
Shots on Goal: 15 / 1
Saves: 0 / 10
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3
Fouls: 8 / 11
Offside: 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
SUI – Rahel Kiwic (caution)           19th minute
SUI – Lia Wälti (caution)               45+1
SUI – Caroline Abbé (caution)      58
USA – Carli Lloyd (caution)          85

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Christopher Spivey (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Lauren Holiday

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WNT Aug 20, 2014

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Switzerland
Date: Aug. 20, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, North Carolina
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 9,992
Weather: 77 degrees, cool

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 3 4
SUI                          0 1 1

USA – Megan Rapinoe (Sydney Leroux)    3rd minute 
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)                         56 
SUI – Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (penalty)    71
USA – Christen Press (unassisted)              77
USA – Abby Wambach (penalty)                 87

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (25-Meghan Klingenberg, 46), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (16-Julie Johnston, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Crystal Dunn; 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Holiday (6-Allie Long, 85), 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Morgan Brian, 78); 2-Sydney Leroux (20-Abby Wambach, 46), 13-Alex Morgan (9-Heather O’Reilly, 66), 23-Christen Press
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Alyssa Naeher
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

SUI: 1-Gaëlle Thalmann (12-Stenia Michel, 46); 5-Noëlle Maritz, 14-Rahel Kiwic (8-Sandy Maendly, 82), 15-Caroline Abbé (capt.); 7-Martina Moser (22-Vanessa Bernauerk, 68), 9-Lia Wälti, 16-Fabienne Humm (2-Nicole Remund, 68), 18-Vanessa Bürki (6-Selina Kuster, 56); 10-Ramona Bachmann, 11-Lara Dickenmann, 13-Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic (19-Eseosa Aigbogun, 74)
Substitutions Not Used: 23-Fabienne Bangerter
Head coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

Stats Summary: USA / SUI
Shots: 16 / 7
Shots on Goal: 15 / 1
Saves: 0 / 10
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3
Fouls: 8 / 11
Offside: 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
SUI – Rahel Kiwic (caution)           19th minute 
SUI – Lia Wälti (caution)               45+1 
SUI – Caroline Abbé (caution)      58 
USA – Carli Lloyd (caution)          85

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Christopher Spivey (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Lauren Holiday

U-20 WNT Ties Japan 2-2 to Finish Two-Game Set at U.S. Soccer NTC

CARSON, Calif. (May 24, 2017) – Both teams scored a goal in each half as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team tied the Japan Under-20 Women’s National Team 2-2 in the second of two matches between the countries at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center.

Japan defeated the USA 2-1 on May 22, scoring in the last minute of second half stoppage time.

For the second game in a row, Japan scored early, this time tallying in the 6th minute as Fuka Kono found some space the left flank, cut inside and hit a right-footed grass cutter that snuck just inside the post.

The USA tied the game in the 25th minute, when Abigail Kim got around her defender on the right flank and sent a cross into the middle that Adrienne Richardson tapped into the net for her first international goal at the U-20 level.

The USA took the lead just a few minutes into the second half. This time Richardson played provider, sending a diagonal ball to Sophia Smith, who dribbled at the net and scored her fifth U-20 goal. She scored her first four during a tournament in La Manga, Spain last March.

Japan equalized in the 62nd minute off a turnover in midfield that led to a 2-on-1 scenario, and Asato Miyagawa finished past U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory for the final score line.

 - U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-20 WNT vs. Japan Under-20 WNT
Date: May 24, 2017  
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
Weather: 70 degrees; sunny, windy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                             1          1          2
JPN                             1          1          2

JPN – Fuka Kono                                                                   6th minute
USA – Adrienne Richardson (Abigail Kim)                              25
USA – Sophia Smith (Adrienne Richardson)                          49
JPN – Asato Miyagawa                                                          62

Lineups:
USA: 12-Laurel Ivory; 14-Isabel Rodriguez (3-Julie Doyle, 63), 4-Tierna Davidson, 21-Naomi Girma (18-Karina Rodriguez, 46), 2-Emily Fox (capt.) (15-Tara McKeown, 33), 19-Adrienne Richardson (10-Viviana Villacorta, 72), 6-Jaelin Howell, 17-Brianna Pinto (8-Savannah DeMelo, 46); 7-Sophia Smith (9-Belle Briede, 63), 16-Civana Kuhlmann (13-Kelsey Turnbow, 63), 11-Abigail Kim (20-Amirah Ali, 72)
Subs not used: 1-Brooke Heinsohn, 5-Sydney Dawson, 22-Amanda McGlynn, 22-Amanda Dennis, 23-Mireya Grey, 24-Taylor Kornieck
Head Coach: Jitka Klimkova

JPN: 21-Mai Fukkuta; 2-Riko Ushijima (7-Mizuka Sato, 59), 13-Hana Takahashi, 12-Reina Nagashima, 23-Miyu Tomit (4-Moeka Minami, 32), 19-Nagisa Sato, 17-Sari Suzuki (5-Asato Miyagawa, 42), 14-Honoka Yonei (22-Mayu Karahashi, 32); 16-Yurina Imai, 6-Mami Muraoka (8-Rina Mehara, 48), 11-Fuka Kono
Subs not used: 1-Aguri Suzuki, 3-Miyu Takahira, 9-Hinata Miyazawa,10-Fuka Nagano, 15-Nana Ono, 18-Hannah Stambough, 20-Niina Yamada
Head Coach: Futoshi Ikeda

Statistical Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 6 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 8
Saves: 6 / 1
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 9 / 3
Offside: 1 / 6

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials:
Referee: Jamie Padilla (USA)
Asst. Referee 1: Karen De Leon (USA)
Asst. Referee 2: Alexis Farmer (USA)

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U-20 WNT May 25, 2017

Ellis Convoca a 21 Jugadoras para Partidos en Suecia y Noruega

CHICAGO (25 mayo, 2017) – La directora técnica de Estados Unidos Jill Ellis convocó a 21 jugadoras para el viaje a Escandinavia que incluye un partido contra Suecia el 8 de junio en Gamla Ullevi Stadium en Gothenburg (1:30 p.m. ET en ESPN2 y UDN) y contra Noruega el 11 de junio en Komplett Arena en Sandefjord (1 p.m. ET en FOX), ubicado en la costa sureste a unas 75 millas al sur de Oslo. Ellis nombrará una nómina de 18 jugadoras para cada partido.

VIEJOS CONOCIDOS
El partido contra Suecia será el primer encuentro entre los dos equipos desde los cuartos de final de los Juegos Olímpicos 2016 en un partido que vio a Suecia avanzar en tiros penales después de un empate de 1-1 en tiempo reglamentario y tiempos extra. Gamla Ullevi alberga a más de 18,000 aficionados y es considerado el estadio nacional de la Selección Femenina de Suecia.

El partido contra Noruega marcará el 50vo encuentro entre las históricas rivales quienes combinaron para ganar los primeros cinco campeonatos femeninos de la FIFA. Komplett Arena tiene una capacidad de 6,500 espectadores.

DIJO ELLIS
"He disfrutado ver los partidos de la liga, pero será magnífico reunir a las jugadoras," dijo Ellis. "Será un viaje corto contra dos equipos muy buenos en su última etapa de preparación para la Euro Copa, así que me emociona ver como respondemos a estos dos rivales de calidad."

USA vs. SUECIA
Estados Unidos ha jugado contra Suecia 37 veces desde 1987 y tiene un registro de 20-6-11 contra las suecas. Solamente RP China (13 empates) ha empatado contra EE.UU. la misma cantidad de veces que Suecia. En los últimos 12 partidos contra Suecia desde 2010, EE.UU. tiene un registro de 4-3-5, haciendo de la rivalidad una de las más competitivas.

USA vs. NORUEGA
Estados Unidos ha jugado contra Noruega en 49 ocasiones – datando desde 1987 – más que ningún otro rival además de Canadá y RP China. EE.UU. tiene un registro de 28-19-2 contra Noruega. Las 19 victorias para Noruega son la mayor cantidad para un rival de EE.UU.; sin embargo, la U.S. WNT tiene una racha de cinco partidos sin perder contra Noruega. La victoria más reciente para Noruega fue en el primer partido de los Juegos Olímpicos 2008, una victoria de 2-0 en Qinhuangdao, China.

AMISTOSOS EN EUROPA
Estos serán los primeros partidos amistosos en Europa para EE.UU. desde febrero del 2015 (EE.UU. ganó la Copa Algarve en marzo de ese año en Portugal), cuando enfrentó a Francia el Lorient (una derrota de 2-0) y a Inglaterra en Milton Keynes (una victoria de 1-0). Anteriormente, EE.UU. había jugado partidos amistosos en Europa contra Alemania (un empate de 3-3) y Países Bajos (una victoria de 3-1) en abril del 2013. La Selección Femenina de EE.UU. hizo una gira similar en el verano del 2008, pero jugó primero contra Noruega, una victoria de 4-0 en Fredrikstad, antes de ir a Skelleftea para la victoria de 1-0.

Nómina de la Selección Femenina de EE.UU. Por Posición - Gira de Escandinavia 2017
ARQUERAS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)
DEFENSAS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)
MEDIOCAMPISTAS (7): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
DELANTERAS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)

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Espanol May 25, 2017

GALLERY: Jill Ellis Calls 21 Players for WNT June Friendlies in Scandinavia

Photos of the 21 U.S. Women's National Team players called to travel to Scandinavia for matches against Sweden on June 8 at Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN) and against Norway on June 11 at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord (1 p.m. ET on FOX), which is located on the southeast coast about 75 miles south of Oslo. Head coach Jill Ellis will name 18 players to the game day roster for each of the matches.

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WNT May 25, 2017

Ellis Ready for Top Competition in Adverse Conditions

In two weeks, the U.S. Women’s National Team will come together for the first time since early April when its two-game tour of Scandinavia gets underway. The USA will square off against two of the best teams in the world when it takes on Sweden on June 8 in Gothenburg and Norway on June 11 in Sandefjord. Today, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis named 21 players for the trip.

In the last six weeks, Ellis has had time to evaluate and observe players both home and abroad and has brought together a group that is performing well and ready to take on the test of playing overseas.

“These are going to be some really good games that will challenge us this year,” Ellis said. “Our goal is to continuously play top-10 teams and the games against Sweden and Norway are just that. It’ll be exciting to see what we face on the road, and for some players this will be their first time going to Europe or going on the road in tough conditions. It will be different but it’s important, and it’s just what we need to face to get better.”

The domestically-based WNT players have all been with their clubs since the start of the NWSL season. The league will enter the seventh of its 20-week schedule this weekend and a few players have already stood out for Ellis, including Samantha Mewis, who has played every minute of every game for North Carolina so far while adding a goal, and Rose Lavelle, who has added an assist and scored two goals while starting every game in her rookie NWSL season.

“Right now, I’m really happy with our young players in the league. Sam [Mewis] and Rose [Lavelle] are looking good. They have scored goals and are playing well. Mallory [Pugh] has obviously just made her NWSL debut which is exciting. Seeing these young players compete every weekend is crucial and now to take them into a hostile environment, it will be invaluable.”

The last time the U.S. women played a pair of friendlies abroad was in 2015 when they faced France (a 2-0 loss) on Feb. 8 in Lorient and England (a 1-0 win) on Feb. 13. Of the 21 players named to Ellis’ roster for this year’s games, 10 were part of the roster for the 2015 matches. Those not part of the squad were Samantha Mewis, Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Abby Dahlkemper, Casey Short, Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle, Abby Smith, Allie Long and Jaelene Hinkle. For Dahlkemper, Short, Lavelle, Smith and Hinkle, this will be their first trip abroad with the senior WNT.

Returning to the roster for the Europe friendlies is Leroux, who was last in with the team in January Camp of 2016 but then missed the entire year due to pregnancy and the birth of her son. She has been back on the field as a starter for FC Kansas City since Week 1 of the 2017 NWSL season. Leroux has 75 caps with the WNT and 35 goals.

Also, back for the first time since 2016 are North Carolina Courage teammates Abby Dahlkemper and Jaelene Hinkle. Dahlkemper and Hinkle have helped the Courage to a 4-2-0 record so far this season, allowing only one goal through the first four weeks of the year. The only other newcomer is Boston Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith who erns her first call-up to the National Team. Smith currently ranks fifth in the NWSL with 22 saves, helping Boston to a 2-2-2 record.

The U.S. will face Sweden on June 8 (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 & UDN), followed by Norway on June 11 (1 p.m. ET on FOX).

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WNT May 25, 2017

Ellis Names 21-Player Roster for Matches in Sweden and Norway

CHICAGO (May 25, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 21 players to travel to Scandinavia for matches against Sweden on June 8 at Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN) and against Norway on June 11 at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord (1 p.m. ET on FOX), which is located on the southeast coast about 75 miles south of Oslo. Ellis will name 18 players to the game day roster for each of the matches.

OLD RIVALS
The match against Sweden will mark the first meeting between the teams since the quarterfinal of the 2016 Olympics, which saw Sweden triumph in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 tie through regulation and overtime. Gamla Ullevi seats just over 18,000 fans and is known as the national stadium for the Sweden Women’s National Team. 

The match against Norway will be the 50th meeting between the historic rivals who combined to win the first five FIFA world championships for women. Komplett Arena seats about 6,500 fans.

SAID ELLIS:
"I have enjoyed watching the league games, but it will be great to get the players back together," Ellis said. "This will be a quick trip against two very good teams in final preparations for the Euros, so I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond to these two quality opponents." 

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position – Scandinavia Tour 2017
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) 

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WNT May 25, 2017
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