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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
Shannon Boxx M 5-8 6/29/77 Redondo Beach, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 191/27
Morgan Brian M 5-7 2/26/93 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 35/4
Lori Chalupny D 5-4 1/29/84 St. Louis, Mo. Chicago Red Stars 103/10
Whitney Engen D 5-8 11/28/87 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Western New York Flash 26/3
Ashlyn Harris GK 5-9 10/19/85 Satellite Beach, Fla. Washington Spirit 6/0
Tobin Heath M 5-6 5/29/88 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 98/12
Lauren Holiday M 5-8 9/30/87 Indianapolis, Ind. FC Kansas City 130/24
Julie Johnston D 5-7 4/6/92 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 19/3
Meghan Klingenberg D 5-2 8/2/88 Gibsonia, Pa. Houston Dash 41/2
Ali Krieger D 5-6 7/28/84 Dumfries, Va. Washington Spirit 73/1
Sydney Leroux F 5-7 5/7/90 Scottsdale, Ariz. Western New York Flash 75/35
Carli Lloyd M 5-8 7/16/82 Delran, N.J. Houston Dash 202/69
Alex Morgan F 5-7 7/2/89 Diamond Bar, Calif. Portland Thorns FC 91/52
Alyssa Naeher GK 5-9 4/20/88 Bridgeport, Conn. Boston Breakers 1/0
Kelley O'Hara D 5-5 8/4/88 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 63/1
Heather O'Reilly M 5-5 1/2/85 East Brunswick, N.J. FC Kansas City 220/41
Christen Press F 5-7 12/29/88 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 49/21
Christie Rampone D 5-6 6/24/75 Point Pleasant, N.J. Sky Blue FC 308/4
Megan Rapinoe M 5-7 7/5/85 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 108/31
Amy Rodriguez F 5-4 2/17/87 Lake Forest, Calif. FC Kansas City 125/29
Becky Sauerbrunn D 5-7 6/6/85 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 88/0
Hope Solo GK 5-9 7/30/81 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 177/0
Abby Wambach F 5-11 6/2/80 Rochester, N.Y. Unattached 249/183

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Shannon Boxx

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
6/29/1977

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
2/26/1993

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Lori Chalupny

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
1/29/1984

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Whitney Engen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
11/28/1987

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
10/19/1985

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Tobin Heath

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
5/29/1988

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Lauren Holiday

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
9/30/1987

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Julie Johnston

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
4/6/1992

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Meghan Klingenberg

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:
8/2/1988

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

Club:
Houston Dash

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
7/28/1984

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Sydney Leroux

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
5/7/1990

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
7/16/1982

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Houston Dash

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
7/2/1989

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
4/20/1988

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
8/4/1988

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Heather O'Reilly

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
1/2/1985

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
12/29/1988

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Christie Rampone

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
6/24/1975

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Point Pleasant, N.J.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Megan Rapinoe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
7/5/1985

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Amy Rodriguez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
2/17/1987

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Calif.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
6/6/1985

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Hope Solo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
7/30/1981

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Abby Wambach

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:
6/2/1980

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

Club:
Unattached

More than 20,000 Tickets Sold for WNT Matches Against Australia in Detroit and Birmingham

CHICAGO (July 31, 2015) – On the first day that tickets went on sale to the public for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s September matches in Detroit and Birmingham, Ala., more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for each venue. 

The USA will face Women’s World Cup quarterfinalist Australia on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Ford Field in Detroit (7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) followed by a match on Sunday, Sept. 20, at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama (1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2). 

The games are part of a 10-match Victory Tour to celebrate the USA’s third World Cup title. 

Tickets for the September games are available at ussoccer.com. For the Detroit contest, tickets are also available by phone at 1-877-212-8898 and at the Ford Field ticket office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For the event in Birmingham, tickets are also available by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Publix and Walmart locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Legion Field except on the day of the event.] 

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. 

The USA’s tour begins on Aug. 16 against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More than 38,500 tickets have been sold for that match. [TICKETS] The USA will then play Costa Rica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Aug. 19. That match is sold out with over 20,000 fans expected to attend. 

The dates, venues and opponents for the USA’s final six matches of the Victory Tour will be announced when they are confirmed. 

2015 U.S. WNT VICTORY TOUR SCHEDULE (six more matches to be confirmed):

Date

Opponent

TV

Venue

Aug. 16

Costa Rica

FOX Sports 1

Heinz Field; Pittsburgh

Aug. 19

Costa Rica

ESPN2

Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sept. 17

Australia

FOX Sports 1

Ford Field; Detroit

Sept. 20

Australia

ESPN 2

Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.

Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday to Finish International Careers at End of 2015

CHICAGO (July 27, 2015) – The 10-game fall tour to celebrate the USA’s championship run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday. 

Holiday, 27, made public her decision to retire for club and country in early July, two days after the Women’s World Cup Final. Boxx, 38, recently confirmed her plans to finish her international career at the end of the year as well, but will also immediately retire from professional club soccer and will not be returning to the Chicago Red Stars for the remainder of the season. 

Both players have been vitally important contributors to the success of the U.S. Women’s National Team team over their careers and both finish with multiple Olympic gold medals, a Women’s World Cup title and a professional club championship. 

Boxx, who grew up in Torrance, California, and attended Notre Dame, played in all three incarnations of U.S. professional women’s soccer leagues. She was drafted by the San Diego Spirit into the WUSA and also played for the New York Power. In the WPS, she played for the Los Angeles Sol, the St. Louis Athletica, magicJack and FC Gold Pride, with whom she won a league title in 2010. She ends her career with the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. 

“I’ve been blessed to play soccer professionally for 15 years,” said Boxx. “Much of my success at the international level — three gold medals and a World Cup victory — is owed to the professional women’s soccer leagues in which I’ve played. I’m excited to see the NWSL grow and inspire a new generation of girls who may, one day, have their dreams come true just as mine did.” 

Boxx was famously named to the 2003 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team before ever earning a cap. She scored in her first three WNT matches, including the opening game of that tournament, and grew into a fixture at center midfield for years. Known for her tremendous ball-winning in the air and on the ground, as well as sophistication with the ball at her feet in the attack, she currently has 191 caps and 27 goals. 

Boxx was on the short list for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year in 2008, 2005 (when she finished third) and 2004, and captained the FIFA Women’s World All-Star Team against Germany in Paris in May of 2005. She was named MVP of the prestigious Algarve Cup in 2004 and 2006. Boxx has struggled with injuries and illness over the past few years, and gave birth to her first daughter, Zoe, in February of 2014. She embarked on a remarkable comeback to make her final Women’s World Cup Team. 

Even more impressive, Boxx has been dealing with Sjogren’s syndrome and Lupus for years and been outspoken about her struggles to cope with the diseases while becoming a role model for many who are similarly afflicted. 

“This is the right decision for me right now,” said Boxx. “And though I’ll continue on with the U.S. team and our victory tour, I look forward to the next chapter in my career. Having the time to focus more on my family, whose support has made everything possible, is something I will cherish as much as the game.” 

Holiday grew up in Indianapolis and attended UCLA (where she finished as the Bruins all-time leading scorer). She played for the USA at the 2006 Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia and debuted for the full team in January of 2007 against Germany. 

She displayed tremendous versatility throughout her career, playing forward, flank midfield and several roles in the center of the midfield as well. One of the team’s smoothest passers and the USA’s best players with her back to the net, she has scored a bushel of world-class goals during her time in a U.S. jersey. 

The former Lauren Cheney was one of the youngest players on the 2008 Olympic Team. She currently has 130 caps and 24 goals, including her epic volley in the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final that would turn out to be the game-winner. 

“I prayed about it for a couple years and really over the last year, I’ve had a lot of clarity that I was ready to move on,” said Holiday. “It is a bit bittersweet as I have a lot of emotion invested in the Women’s National Team, but I’m also excited to start the next chapter of my life. I’ve accomplished and fulfilled all my dreams in soccer and now there are other things I want to do. I want to serve other people and focus on my family.” 

Holiday played two seasons for the Boston Breakers in WPS and will finish her professional career at the end of this NWSL season with FC Kansas City, with whom she was the league MVP in 2013, leading the league in goals and assists. Last year she helped the Blues to the league title in 2014 and was MVP of the championship game. 

“I have so much respect for FC Kansas City and when I made my decision to retire, I knew I wanted to come back and finish out the season, not only for the club, but for the fans,” said Holiday. “Hopefully we can win another title and really go out on top.” 

Four games of the 10-game tour have been confirmed with the first match coming on Aug. 16 against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The USA will then play Costa Rica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Aug. 19. The USA will face Women’s World Cup quarterfinalist Australia on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Ford Field in Detroit followed by a second match against the Matildas on Sunday, Sept. 20, at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. 

“It’s been an incredible honor and privilege to play so many games for the National Team, but I’m at peace with my decision,” added Holiday. “The tour will be a lot of fun over the next few months to celebrate not only a great World Cup win, but also my career and spending time with my teammates.”

World Champion USWNT to Play September Games in Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama

CHICAGO (July 21, 2015) – The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team will play its third and fourth matches on its post-Women’s World Cup tour in Detroit and Birmingham, Alabama, this September. 

The games are part of a 10-match tour to celebrate the USA’s third World Cup title. The remaining six match dates, venues and opponents will be announced as they are confirmed. 

The USA will face Women’s World Cup quarterfinalist Australia on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Ford Field in Detroit (7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) followed by a match on Sunday, Sept. 20, at historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama (1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2). 

Tickets for the September games go on sale to the public Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. local time at ussoccer.com. For the Detroit contest, tickets are also available by phone at 1-877-212-8898 and at the Ford Field ticket office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). For the event in Birmingham, tickets are also available by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Publix and Walmart locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Legion Field except on the day of the event.] 

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

The press credential application for media planning to cover the post-Women's World Cup tour matches is available online by clicking here. The deadline to submit the U.S. Soccer press credential application for the matches against Australia will be Friday, September 11. 

The USA and Australia met in the opening Group D game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a 3-1 U.S. victory on two goals from Megan Rapinoe and a game-winner from Christen Press that kick-started the USA’s run to the championship. 

The USA’s tour begins on Aug. 16 against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More than 37,000 tickets have been sold for that match. [TICKETS] The USA will then play Costa Rica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Aug. 19. That match is sold out with over 20,000 fans expected to attend.

Additional Notes:

  • The Sept. 17 clash with Australia will mark the USA’s fourth match in the Detroit area and third at Ford Field, home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions.
  • The USA played indoors at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1993 on grass in a test match for the 1994 World Cup, and then played at Ford Field in December 2008 and 2012 at the end of victory tours to celebrate the Olympic gold medals in Beijing and London, respectively.
  • The USA returns to Alabama for the first time in more than seven years. The U.S. Women played at Legion Field in 2003 against England, in 2004 against Brazil and in 2008 against Australia, a wild 5-4 victory that saw the Americans race out to a 4-1 lead only for the Matildas to roar back and tie the match. The U.S., which scored not one but two own goals in the game, won the match on a goal from Angela Hucles in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time.
  • In Canada this summer, Australia finished second in Group D and defeated Brazil 1-0 in their Round of 16 match on a goal from Boston Breakers forward Kyah Simon, before falling in the quarterfinal to eventual Women’s World Cup finalist Japan, 1-0, on an 87th minute score.

Behind The Crest. Ep. 8 - #USWNT in Canada

The U.S. WNT wins the World Cup and celebrates with fans in this final episode of Behind the Crest from Canada. After a great win against Japan in Vancouver, the team goes on set at FOX, heads back to the USA to present the trophy to fans in Los Angeles and caps it off with a historic ticker tape parade in New York City.

Alex Morgan to Appear on Cover of FIFA16

U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan will appear on the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 cover, becoming one of the first two women to do so in the video game’s history. Canada’s Christine Sinclair has also been selected to feature on the cover. This is the first edition in which women will take the pitch in the video game. 

Morgan will share the FIFA 16 cover with Argentina forward and four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in the United States, while Canada National Team captain Sinclair will share it with Messi in Canada.

“It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA,” said Morgan. “I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer.  And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.”

FIFA 16 arrives in stores this September 22 on Origin™ on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 entertainment systems.

For more information about EA SPORTS FIFA 16 visit www.easports.com/fifa or join the EA SPORTS community at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa or Twitter @easportsfifa and use the hashtag #FIFA16.  The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. 

WNT Forward Alex Morgan Undergoes Minor Knee Surgery

CHICAGO (July 17, 2015) – U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her right knee this morning in Los Angeles to remove a plica, which is a small fold in the lining of the knee joint, that was causing her irritation.

The surgery was minor and Morgan should return to action for Portland Thorns FC in 3-4 weeks. She may be available for the start of USA’s post-Women’s World Cup tour that will span 10 matches across the country to celebrate the WNT’s 2015 Women’s World Cup title. The opening match of the tour will take place on Sunday, Aug. 16, against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More than 36,000 tickets have already been sold, surpassing the largest attendance for a WNT game in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which was set at a FIFA Women’s World Cup first round match in Philadelphia on Sept. 25, 2003 before a crowd of 31,553. Fans can still purchase tickets to see the world champions live. [TICKETS]

A bone bruise in Morgan’s left knee caused issues leading into the Women’s World Cup, but the injury was successfully managed and resolved over the course of the tournament. Morgan played in all seven games for the USA, logging 434 minutes and started the final five matches.

Morgan now has 91 caps and has scored 52 goals, which puts her in 10th place on the USA’s all-time scoring list, one goal behind Carin Gabarra.

WNT Forward Sydney Leroux to Undergo Ankle Surgery

CHICAGO (July 17, 2015) – U.S. Women’s National Team forward Sydney Leroux will undergo surgery on her right ankle in Kansas City, Missouri, early next week and will be sidelined for up to three months.

She will miss the remainder of the NWSL season and several matches of the USA’s 10-game post-Women’s World Cup tour. The opening match of the tour will take place on Sunday, Aug. 16, against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More than 36,000 tickets have already been sold, surpassing the largest attendance for a WNT game in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which was set at a FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage match in Philadelphia on Sept. 25, 2003 before a crowd of 31,553. Fans can still purchase tickets to see the world champions live. [TICKETS]

Leroux has an accessory bone in her right ankle that has been causing pain over the last six months and began to get increasingly irritated during the recent Women’s World Cup tournament.  The offending piece of bone will be removed to resolve the issue.

Leroux, who has 75 caps and 35 goals for the USA, played in four games at the Women’s World Cup, starting two, and picked up a key assist on Christen Press’ game-winner against Australia in the first group match. 

Gallery: USWNT Players Grace Covers of Sports Illustrated

In an unprecedented event in the history of Sports Illustrated, all 23 members of the U.S. Women's National Team will grace covers of the latest issue of the widely popular sports magazine. This is the first time every member of a team has had a dedicated solo cover.

After finishing atop the 'Group of Death' at this summer's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, the USWNT went on to beat Colombia, China PR and Germany on its run to the final where it defeated Japan in the highest scoring Women's final in World Cup history. 

The team's first stop back in the U.S. was in LA where a crowd of more than 10,000 celebrated with the players at LA LIVE. From there, it was off to the Big Apple for a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan. Between all the interviews, the rally and the parade in NYC, the USWNT found time to shoot their covers for Sports Illustrated. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the shoot in video below. 

Quotes: Ellis, Holiday, Heath, Lloyd, O'Reilly, Rapinoe and Rampone Exuberant About Fans at NYC Parade

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach JILL ELLIS

On the Ticker Tape Parade:
“I actually googled a ticker tape because I had never really seen one but today was unbelievable. I mean, I thought winning a World Cup was special but this was, it was mind-blowing today.”

On the experience of this week - winning a World Cup and going to New York:
“I’d say it’s top right now. I mean this and the World Cup together, hand-in-hand, what a week. It’s unbelievable. I can’t even say I’ve dreamed about it because there’s nothing like this I could have ever imagined.”

On being the first female team honored with a Ticker Tape Parade:
“I think it’s huge. I know that not many teams get honored this way and to be the first female team is very significant and very important for us and for females in sport.”

On her favorite part of the day:
“Just being on the float and actually looking into people’s faces and seeing how happy they were. It was unbelievable.”

#USWNT Thanks Fans in Ticker Tape Parade in New York

The City of New York threw a Ticker Tape Parade for the U.S. Women’s National Team to honor their victory at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Fans lined the streets in Manhattan to show their appreciation for the team with the players riding across 12 floats during the historic event.
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