2016 SheBelieves Cup
USA vs. England || March 3, 2016
Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida
Live TV Broadcast: FS1; FOX Sports Go
Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. England: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 15-Emily Sonnett, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 22-Lindsey Horan, 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 2-Mallory Pugh; 13-Alex Morgan
Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Julie Johnston, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Christen Press, 16-Crystal Dunn, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Jaelene Hinkle, 20-Lauren Barnes, 21-Alyssa Naeher
- The USA will play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, as it did throughout CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, with Alex Morgan at striker, Carli Lloyd underneath her and Mallory Pugh and Tobin Heath on the wings. Morgan Brian and Lindsey Horan will roam the center of the midfield.
- U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis will use the same starting lineup that took the field for the final match at Olympic Qualifying against Canada on Feb. 21, with the sole exception of defender Emily Sonnett earning a starting spot at center-back alongside Becky Sauerbrunn.
- There are six players on the roster who have played 100 times or more for the USA. Five of them are starting tonight: Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heath, Morgan and Sauerbrunn. The other player is Heather O’Reilly, who will be on the bench.
- Today’s match will be the fourth consecutive start for O’Hara and Pugh. It will also be Pugh’s fourth career start and seventh cap, all coming in 2016.
- Horan will make her 12th WNT appearance and sixth start of the year. This is her ninth career start.
- Tonight’s start will be the third of the year for Emily Sonnett. She was also in the starting lineup in the USA’s first game of the year against the Republic of Ireland on Jan. 24 and against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15. This is her fourth career start and eighth cap overall.
- Lloyd has a team-leading 86 international goals and Morgan is next with 62.
- Lloyd has scored 23 goals in her last 19 matches, starting with the Round of 16 game at the Women’s World Cup.
- Solo has 95 shutouts and 144 wins. She is the all-time leader in shutouts and wins by a goalkeeper in U.S. history.
- Lloyd will earn her earn her 218th cap tonight while Solo gets her 191st, extending her U.S. record for a goalkeeper.
- Three of tonight’s starters (Heath, Horan and Klingenberg) are members of the Portland Thorns of the NWSL.
- Of the 11 starters, only Horan, Pugh and Sonnett were not part of the 2015 FIFA WWC roster.
- Sauerbrunn earned her 100th cap against Canada on Feb. 21. She will be honored for the achievement before the USA’s second match in the SheBelieves Cup on March 6 against France in Nashville, Tenn., and she will wear the captain’s band that day.