U.S. Soccer

WNT Defeats Haiti 5-0 at Ford Field in Detroit

DETROIT (Sept. 17, 2015) – The World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team continued its Victory Tour with a 5-0 win against Haiti in front of a record crowd of 34,538 at Ford Field. The crowd was the largest to attend a soccer game in the history of the Detroit stadium.

Carli Lloyd struck first for the U.S. in the sixth minute. The 2015 World Cup Golden Ball winner was set up by a Crystal Dunn cross in a prelude of what would come over the next 84 minutes. In the 33rd minute, Dunn again had the assist, finding Christen Press with a near-post cross and she volleyed home for her 25th WNT score. Four minutes later, Lloyd added her second, and would complete her hat trick in the second half.

In the final minutes of the match, Dunn rose up for a header off a cross from Heather O’Reilly to earn her first international goal in her first start of the year and just her second cap of 2015. The teams will travel south for another match-up as the Victory Tour continues in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 20. For more information on tickets, click here. 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn) 6th minute:
Crystal Dunn picked up the ball on the right and beat her defender down the line Just before reaching the end line, Dunn whipped a cross into the box. Lloyd out-jumped her defender and for a spectacular header, bouncing it in for first goal of the game. USA 1, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn), 33rd minute: Similar to the first goal, Crystal Dunn played creator. She worked a give-and-go with Tobin Heath before moving down the right-hand edge of the box and again curled in a cross that found Christen Press in front of the goal. Press shielded her defender and with re-directed the cross into the net at the near post. USA 2, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick) 37th minute: After Christen Press was taken down in the box, the U.S. was awarded a penalty kick. Lloyd powered a perfectly placed shot past the diving ‘keeper and into the right corner for a 3-0 halftime lead. USA 3, HAI 0 

USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday) 69th minute: Lauren Holiday drove a perfect ball across the box on the corner kick. Lloyd rose above the pack and sent her header back across the goal, over the Haiti ‘keeper and into the net to complete her hat trick. USA 4, HAI 0 SEE GOAL 

USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly) 90+3 minute: In the game’s final seconds Crystal Dunn scored her first career international goal. It came on a cross from Heather O’Reilly. Dunn cut through the box, sliced in front of Abby Wambach and jumped high to power her header home. USA 5, HAI 0 FINAL 

Next on the Schedule: The WNT continues the 2015 Victory Tour with a stop in Birmingham, Alabama on Sept. 20 where it will face Haiti at Legion Field. 
Broadcast information: ESPN2, WatchESPN (1:30 p.m. CT; Sept. 20) 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram 

Milestone Watch:
  • In addition to tallying two assists for her first international points, Crystal Dunn scored on a header in stoppage time for her first international goal.
  • With their appearances tonight, Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 90th cap, while Ali Krieger earned her 75th cap. Hope Solo earned her 180th cap.
  • With her goal tonight, Christen Press became the 22nd player in U.S. WNT history to score 25 goals.
  • Carli Lloyd’s trio of scores pushed her career total to 74 and she is now just one goal away from tying Cindy Parlow for sixth on the all-time list. The U.S. captain has scored 10 times in her last seven games and tonight marked her 10th multi-goal game for the WNT.
  • Lloyd became the sixth WNT player with four career hat tricks.
  • The WNT extended its record unbeaten streak to 99-consecutive home games (87-0-12). The last loss at home came to Denmark on Nov. 6, 2004.

  • Additional Notes:
    • Crystal Dunn’s start was her first of 2015 and her first appearance since coming on as a substitute against England in February. Dunn was the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 goals.
    • Prior to the Sept. 20 match in Birmingham, midfielder Tobin Heath will be honored for earning her 100th cap. Against Costa Rica on Aug. 19, Heath became the 33rd American female to play 100 times for her country. She debuted for the USA in January of 2008 and has scored 12 goals over her first 101 games, including famously tallying the fifth goal in the 2015 Women's World Cup Final.
    • With the win tonight, the WNT remained unbeaten indoors, improving to 16-0-1.
    • The USA improves to 5-0-0 all-time against Haiti with 34 goals scored and none conceded.
    • Ashlyn Harris played the second half in goal to earn her eighth cap.
    • Carli Lloyd leads the USWNT in scoring in 2015 with 13 goals. The third time she has reached double-digits in goals scored in a calendar year. Her career high is 15, which she achieved in 2014 and 2012.

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

    Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Haiti
    Date: Sept. 17, 2015
    Competition: International Friendly – Victory Tour
    Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
    Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
    Attendance: 34,538
    Weather: Indoors 

    Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
    USA                                3          2          5
    HAI                                 0          0          0 

    USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)            6th minute
    USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn)        33
    USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)              37
    USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday)         69
    USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly)    90+3

    Lineups:
    USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Ashlyn Harris, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Ali Krieger, 46), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 25-Crystal Dunn, 14-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 63), 23-Christen Press (9-Heather O’Reilly, 63), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 13-Alex Morgan (20-Abby Wambach, 63) 
    Subs Not Used: 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Chalupny, 21-Alyssa Naeher
    Head coach: Jill Ellis 

    HAI: 12-Edny Limage (capt.) (1- Jonie Gabriel, 87); 2-Soveline Beaubrun, 4-Clorene Rateau, 6-Kimberly Boulos, 7-Roselord Borgella, 8-Sherly Jeudy (5-Sabine Chandler, 46), 9-Nerilia Mondesir, 10-Betcheba Louis (3-Jennifer Limage, 82), 13-Zila Lafleur (18-Kensia Destinvil, 86), 17-Yvrose Gervil, 20-Phisline Michel (16-Darline Radamaker, 46)
    Subs Not Used: 19-Bencia Erleus, 21-Emeline Charles
    Head coach: Shek Borkowski 

    Stats Summary: USA / HAI
    Shots: 36 / 1
    Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
    Saves: 1 / 8
    Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
    Fouls: 2 / 9
    Offside: 5 / 0 

    Misconduct Summary:
    HAI – Kimberly Boulos (caution)             85th minute 

    Officials:
    Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)  
    Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stacy-Ann Greyson (JAM)
    4th Official: Tori Penso (USA) 

    Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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

    Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Haiti
    Date: Sept. 17, 2015
    Competition: International Friendly – Victory Tour
    Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
    Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
    Attendance: 34,538
    Weather: Indoors

    Scoring Summary:      1          2          F
    USA                            3          2          5
    HAI                             0          0          0

    USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)                    6th minute
    USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn)               33
    USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty kick)                      37
    USA – Carli Lloyd (Lauren Holiday)                 69
    USA – Crystal Dunn (Heather O’Reilly)            90+3

    Lineups:
    USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Ashlyn Harris, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Ali Krieger, 46), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 25-Crystal Dunn, 14-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 63), 23-Christen Press (9-Heather O’Reilly, 63), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 13-Alex Morgan (20-Abby Wambach, 63)
    Subs Not Used: 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Chalupny, 21-Alyssa Naeher
    Head coach: Jill Ellis

    HAI: 12-Edny Limage (capt.) (1- Jonie Gabriel, 87); 2-Soveline Beaubrun, 4-Clorene Rateau, 6-Kimberly Boulos, 7-Roselord Borgella, 8-Sherly Jeudy (5-Sabine Chandler, 46), 9-Nerilia Mondesir, 10-Betcheba Louis (3-Jennifer Limage, 82), 13-Zila Lafleur (18-Kensia Destinvil, 86), 17-Yvrose Gervil, 20-Phisline Michel (16-Darline Radamaker, 46)
    Subs Not Used: 19-Bencia Erleus, 21-Emeline Charles
    Head coach: Shek Borkowski

    Stats Summary: USA / HAI
    Shots: 36 / 1
    Shots on Goal: 13 / 1
    Saves: 1 / 8
    Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
    Fouls: 2 / 9
    Offside: 5 / 0

    Misconduct Summary:
    HAI – Kimberly Boulos (caution)          85th minute

    Officials:
    Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)  
    Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stacy-Ann Greyson (JAM)
    4th Official: Tori Penso (USA)

    Budweiser Woman of the Match: TBD

    Impressed By Their Gold Cup Performance, U.S. MNT Not Taking Jamaica Lightly in Final

    As the U.S. Men’s National Team arrived in the Bay Area for Wednesday’s Gold Cup Final, it returned to the place that in many ways helped spark the team’s resurgence after two difficult defeats to Mexico and Costa Rica in the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

    “Four months ago we were rebuilding our program – a program that was in desperate shape for being in position to qualify for the World Cup and all other things,” U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena said following Monday’s training session.

    Facing Honduras at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on March 24, the U.S. made an emphatic statement against Los Catrachos, using a hat trick from Clint Dempsey and single strikes from Sebastian Lletget, Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley to earn a resounding 6-0 win. 

    Since that night, the U.S. has gone on to gain eight points in Final Round World Cup Qualifying, placing the team third going into its September fixtures. It has continued that progression by going on a record-setting 13-game unbeaten run since Arena returned to the post, winding all the way to Wednesday’s Final at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

    “I think we’ve made great strides over the last four months, and this is a great opportunity for us to continue to make progress,” Arena continued.

    When it takes the field on Wednesday in Santa Clara, it won’t meet the Mexico or Costa Rica sides that gave the USA its early blows in the Hex.  Instead it will take on a Jamaica team that has been on a recent tear in the Gold Cup, going unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 games in the tournament and reaching its second-straight confederation Final on Wednesday.

    And let’s not forget they arrived in the 2015 championship game thanks to a 2-1 Semifinal win against the USA. Just like two years ago, the Reggae Boyz deserve their place in the Final, combining a tournament-best two goals conceded with a strong ability to take advantage of special moments, with the latest being Kemar Lawrence’s 88th minute free kick to defeat Mexico 1-0 in the Semifinal. 

    That win came two weeks after Jamaica played the tournament co-favorites to a 0-0 draw in the Group Stage, a point Bruce Arena made to reporters on Monday.   

    “I think in the tournament they’ve done very well,” he said. “I think they’re a different type of Jamaica team than we’ve seen in the past. They have a lot of discipline, they’re very strong defensively and they’re hard to play against. That to me is not what you typically see out of a Jamaican team.

    Having featured in two previous Gold Cup Finals, goalkeeper Tim Howard echoed Arena’s comments on Jamaica’s run to the championship match.

    “They’re in the Final based on merit,” he said. “They’ve done very well. They’re a powerful team, very athletic, and they’ve shown they defend very well. They get out on the break and they cause problems with their pace. It’ll be a tough game for us. I think the last two games have been tough for us. This one is no different.”

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    MNT Jul 24, 2017

    Five Things to Know About the U.S. MNT's Run to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

    The U.S. will attempt to claim its sixth confederation championship when it faces Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Wednesday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif (9:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN).

    Here are five things you need to know about the Men’s National Team’s month-long run to the championship match.

    What is the Gold Cup?

    The Gold Cup is North America’s continental championship, contested by the nations of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Twelve teams compete for the title – three from North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States), five who must qualify from Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and four who qualify from the Caribbean (Curaçao, French Guiana, Jamaica and Martinique).

    CONCACAF launched the tournament in its current form in 1991. The U.S. is looking for its sixth title and Wednesday’s match marks a record 10th Gold Cup final appearance for the MNT – more than any other CONCACAF nation. The USA’s last championship came in 2013. In 2015, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Jamaica in the Semifinals.

    Here’s a look at the USA’s five previous Gold Cup Final victories:

    U.S. MNT Gold Cup Final Wins

    Date

    Result

    U.S. Goal Scorers

    Venue

    July 7, 1991

    0-0 D (4-3 PK) vs. Honduras

    --

    Memorial Coliseum;
    Los Angeles, Calif.

    Feb. 2, 2002

    2-0 W vs. Costa Rica

    Wolff, Agoos

    Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif.

    July 24, 2005

    0-0 D (3-1 PK) vs. Panama

    --

    Giants Stadium;
    East Rutherford, N.J.

    June 24, 2007

    2-1 W vs. Mexico

    Donovan, Feilhaber

    Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.

    July 28, 2013

    1-0 W vs. Panama

    Shea

    Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill. 


    New-Look Roster

    The MNT looks a little different in this tournament than it has during the rest of the year. Most players on European club teams aren’t playing in the Gold Cup, instead going straight into preseason with their clubs. The U.S. squad features several young guns as well as some untested veteran players who have gained valuable international experience during the tournament. A strong showing in the Gold Cup could go a long way for these players to get an opportunity as the U.S. closes out World Cup Qualifying in September and October and moving forward with a potential trip to Russia next year for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  

    Tournament regulations state that teams are allowed to make up to six roster changes following the Group Stage. U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena took full advantage of the rule, calling in four of the five most capped players in the current pool in forwards Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard. Arena also summoned new contributor Darlington Nagbe and first-time call up, goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.

    Twenty-seven of the 29 players that have been a part of the USA’s Gold Cup roster have seen time on the field in the tournament. Only one MNT player has appeared in every game: Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris.

    All Hands on Deck

    Not only have 27 players appeared for the MNT, but the team has received contributions on both sides of the ball. Over the course of the tournament, the U.S. has scored 11 goals, coming from nine different players. Defenders Matt Miazga and Eric Lichaj, as well as midfielder Kelyn Rowe, scored their first-ever international goals during the competition. Nine different players also scored for the U.S. in 2013, its last Gold Cup title run.

    On the other end of the pitch, the U.S. became the first team in Gold Cup history to win matches with three different goalkeepers. Brad Guzan (3-2 W vs. Martinique), Bill Hamid (3-0 W vs. Nicaragua) and Tim Howard (2-0 W vs. El Salvador and Costa Rica) all shepherded the MNT to victories during the past month.   

    More History in Santa Clara?

    One of the six changes following the Group Stage, veteran striker Clint Dempsey has played a key part in the USA’s two Knockout Round matches. Dempsey provided the assist on Eric Lichaj’s goal in the 2-0 Quarterfinal win vs. El Salvador and added another on Jozy Altidore’s eventual game-winner that opened the scoring in Saturday’s semifinal contest vs. Costa Rica.

    That set the stage for the Seattle Sounders FC forward to make some history of his own. Leading 1-0 late in the semifinal match, the U.S. earned a free kick about 20 yards from goal that Dempsey curled around the wall and inside the lower, right corner for his 57th international goal, tying Landon Donovan for the U.S. MNT’s all-time lead.

    All eyes will be on Dempsey in Santa Clara as he aims to become the MNT’s all-time leading goal scorer in the Gold Cup Final.

    How to Watch

    The U.S. and Jamaica kick off in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30 PM ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. It’s the MNT’s first final appearance since last lifting the Gold Cup trophy in 2013.

    The game will be broadcast on FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.

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    MNT Jul 24, 2017

    Cinco Cosas Sobre el Torneo de Naciones

    La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos buscará el título del primer Torneo de Naciones este verano, pero ¿qué es el Torneo de Naciones? ¿Quién juega? ¿Dónde y cuándo? Aquí hay cinco cosas que debes saber antes del certamen del verano:

    #ToN2017 ¿QUÉ, QUIÉN, CUANDO Y DÓNDE?

    Del 27 de julio al 3 de agosto, U.S. Soccer será anfitrión de torneo internacional élite de cuatro equipos en lo que Australia, Brasil y Japón viajan a Estados Unidos para el inaugural Torneo de Naciones. El evento se llevará a cabo en tres sedes en la Costa Oeste: CenturyLink Field en Seattle, Qualcomm Stadium en San Diego y StubHub Center en Carson, California. El torneo contará con tres fechas de doble jornada.

    La U.S. WNT actualmente está en el primer lugar del ranking de la FIFA, Japón en sexto, Australia en séptimo y Brasil en octavo. U.S. Soccer será anfitrión del torneo cada verano durante los años que no tienen Copa Mundial Femenina o Juegos Olímpicos. El torneo del próximo año contará con los mismos cuatro equipos.

    Todos los partidos serán transmitidos en las redes de ESPN. Los aficionados también pueden ver por internet en WatchESPN. Los partidos que no son de EE.UU. pueden ser vistos exclusivamente en ESPN3.

    Fecha

    Partidos

    Estadio

    Ciudad

    Inicio

    TV

    27 de julio

    Brasil vs. Japón

    CenturyLink Field

    Seattle, Wash.

    4:15 p.m. PT

     

    27 de julio

    USA vs. Australia

    CenturyLink Field

    Seattle, Wash.

    7 p.m. PT

    ESPN

    30 de julio

    Japón vs. Australia

    Qualcomm Stadium

    San Diego, Calif.

    2:15 p.m. PT

     

    30 de julio

    USA vs. Brasil

    Qualcomm Stadium

    San Diego, Calif.

    5 p.m. PT

    ESPN2

    3 de agosto

    Australia vs. Brasil

    StubHub Center

    Carson, Calif.

    4:15 p.m. PT

     

    3 de agosto

    USA vs. Japón

    StubHub Center

    Carson, Calif.

    7 p.m. PT

    ESPN2


    FORMATO DEL TORNEO

    El formato del torneo será igual que la Copa SheBelieves en marzo. El equipo ganador del torneo será basado en puntos totales (tres por una victoria, uno por un empate). El primer desempate será diferencia de goles, seguido por mayor cantidad de goles anotados en el torneo, después por el resultado entre los equipos en cuestión y, por último, por posición en el ranking de la FIFA si es necesario.

    LA IMPORTANCIA DEL #ToN2017

    Siguiendo los pasos de la Copa SheBelieves, el Torneo de Naciones (ToN, por sus siglas en inglés) une a algunas de las mejores futbolistas y equipos a nivel mundial mientras celebra la naturaleza competitiva del fútbol femenino a nivel mundial que va aumentando consistentemente.

    Mientras que la Copa SheBelieves enfatizó la campaña de la U.S. WNT de inspirar a jóvenes y mujeres a creer en sus sueños, temas que están al frente de cualquier partido estadounidense, el Torneo de Naciones 2017 se concentrará en la habilidad del fútbol internacional de crear conexiones a través de la geografía y cultura. El Torneo de Naciones es una competencia que habla de la diversidad de nuestra afición y el respeto por el juego a nivel internacional, lo cual facilita conexiones globales dentro y fuera de la cancha.

    USA VS. AUSTRALIA, BRASIL Y JAPÓN

    Los Estados Unidos tiene un registro de 25-0-2 contra Australia, quien llegó a los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial Femenina 2015 antes de caer 1-0 ante Japón. Las Matildas también llegaron a cuartos de final del torneo olímpico 2016, pero cayeron ante Brasil en una tanda de penales que ocupó ocho jugadoras. Contra Brasil, EE.UU. tiene un registro de 26-3-5 en una serie que ha visto algunos partidos épicos, incluyendo los partidos por la medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos 2004 y 2008, ambas victorias estadounidenses en tiempo extra, una derrota estadounidense en las semifinales de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2007 y una victoria para los E.E.U.U. en tiros penales en los cuartos de final en la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2011 que vio un golazo excepcional de Abby Wambach de último momento, uno de los goles más famosos en la historia de EE.UU.

    USA y Japón han jugado 33 veces y Estados Unidos controla la serie con un registro de 26-1-7. Las dos selecciones se han enfrentado en unos de los partidos internacionales más emocionantes del fútbol femenino, incluyendo en tres de las últimas cuatro finales de campeonatos mundiales.

    ¿QUE TIENE UN NOMBRE?

    Las tres rivales de EE.UU. en el Torneo de Naciones son reconocidas con nombres únicos e interesantes. La selección brasileña es conocida como las Canarinhas, de canarias en portugués, por el color amarillo de la camiseta tradicional de Brasil que es reconocida en todo el mundo.

    Australia es conocida como las Matildas, un nombre debido a la canción popular "Waltzing Matilda" que ha sido descrita como el himno no oficial del país.

    La selección de Japón es conocida como las Nadeshiko, un término japonés que significa "la personificación de la mujer japonesa idealizada."

     

     

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    World's Best Feature in NWSL and Tournament of Nations

    The NWSL – the USA’s professional women’s soccer league – is widely considered the best, strongest and most competitive in the world. Now in its fifth season, two seasons more than the previous two women‘s pro soccer leagues in the USA lasted, the NWSL continues to grow steadily, both in terms of fan support and viewership, as well as the number of international players who desire to compete against the world’s elite.

    Over the last two seasons, there has been a marked infusion of international zest to the league. Besides the large contingency of U.S. and Canadian players, the league has seen players from France, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and Japan, among others, make the move to play stateside.

    The National Teams of the latter three will be on display in this summer’s Tournament of Nations, which is set to kick off on July 27 in Seattle. The competition will begin with Japan facing Brazil (4:15 p.m. PT; ESPN3) followed by the USA taking on Australia (7 p.m. PT; ESPN).

    The 2017 NWSL season has been a successful for players from the Tournament of Nations participants. Sam Kerr (Australia), has scored seven goals over the past five games and currently has 11, second-best in the league. Marta, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year has played in previous U.S. leagues, but her NWSL debut was not any less exciting, and the Brazilian superstar currently has eight goals.

    Below is a breakdown of the international participation in the league (including Canada), and the players who are set to compete against club teammates in the 2017 Tournament of Nations:

    NWSL Club

    Player Name (Country)

    Boston Breakers

    Emilie Haavi*** (Norway), Natasha Dowie (England), Rosie White (New Zealand), Alysha Chapman (Canada), Adriana Leon (Canada), Amanda Da Costa*** (Portugal)

    Chicago Red Stars

    Yuki Nagasato (Japan)

    FC Kansas City

    Katie Bowen (New Zealand), Desiree Scott (Canada)

    Houston Dash

    Poliana (Brazil), Bruna Benites (Brazil), Andressinha (Brazil), Rachel Daly (England), Denise O’Sullivan (Republic of Ireland), Janine van Wyk (South Africa), Lydia Williams (Australia), Janine Beckie (Canada), Nichelle Prince (Canada)

    North Carolina Courage

    Abby Erceg (New Zealand), Debinha (Brazil), Yuri Kawamura (Japan), Sabrina D’Angelo (Canada)

    Orlando Pride

    Monica (Brazil), Steph Catley (Australia), Alanna Kennedy (Australia), Camila (Brazil), Marta (Brazil)

    Portland Thorns

    Dagny Brynjarsdottir*** (Iceland), Amandine Henry*** (France), Nadia Nadim*** (Denmark), Haley Raso (Australia), Ashleigh Sykes (Australia), Christine Sinclair (Canada)

    Seattle Reign

    Rachel Corsie*** (Scotland), Larissa Crummer (Australia), Nahomi Kawasumi (Japan), Rebekah Stott (New Zealand), Rumi Utsugi (Japan), Diana Matheson (Canada)

    Sky Blue FC

    Leah Galton (England), Sam Kerr (Australia), Raquel Rodriguez (Costa Rica), Kailen Sheridan (Canada)

    Washington Spirit

    Estefania Banini (Argentina), Yanara Aedo (Chile), Line Sigvardsen Jensen*** (Denmark), Francisca Ordega (Nigeria), Stephanie Labbe (Canada), Shelina Zadorsky (Canada)

    Bold indicates part of country’s roster for #ToN2017
    ***Indicates currently competing in Women’s EURO 2017

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    PREVIEW: MNT Looks for Sixth Gold Cup Title in 2017 Final vs. Jamaica

    Fresh off a third straight clean sheet in its 2-0 Semifinal win against Costa Rica, the U.S. Men’s National Team heads to the Bay Area in search of its sixth confederation championship when it faces Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26. Coverage from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.

    U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
    GOALKEEPERS (3): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/0), Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 3/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 117/0)

    DEFENDERS (8): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 43/1), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 44/3), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 5/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 13/10), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 3/1), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna, MEX; 10/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 52/5)

    MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 13/1), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 10/2), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 135/17), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX; 20/3), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 11/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 19/1), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union; 5/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 36/6)

    FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 25/3), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 106/38), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 136/57), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 20/4)

    U.S. MNT EARNS 2-0 SEMIFINAL WIN VS. COSTA RICA ON HISTORIC NIGHT IN DALLAS
    Large spells of possession saw the U.S. MNT dominate its Semifinal clash with Costa Rica, but it took 72 minutes for the side to break through when substitute Clint Dempsey provided a highlight reel pass to Jozy Altidore to give the USA the ice breaker. Just 10 minutes later, Dempsey cleverly curled his free kick around the Costa Rica wall to tally his 57th career goal and tie Landon Donovan for the U.S. MNT’s all-time goal-scoring lead.

    Jordan Morris nearly gave the U.S. a dream start when he smacked his effort off the right post just 12 seconds into the match, while goalkeeper Tim Howard kept the U.S. in the match with two crucial saves on both sides of halftime to aid in the USA’s 2-0 win. The veteran net minder combined with the U.S. back line for its third-straight clean sheet and his 42nd career shutout.

    With the win, the U.S. MNT also became the first team to earn a place in 10 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals.

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