U.S. Soccer

WNT Punches Ticket to Rio With 5-0 Win Against Trinidad & Tobago

HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a berth to its sixth consecutive Olympic Games with a 5-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago in the semifinal of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Canada earned CONCACAF’s other spot with a 3-1 victory against Costa Rica in the other semifinal and will meet the United States in the tournament’s championship game on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. CT live on NBC Universo and NBC Live Extra, and on replay at 10 p.m. CT on NBCSN.

Alex Morgan’s third career hat trick led the way for the USA as she scored once in the first half and twice in the second while Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd also tallied. Lloyd increased her goals in Olympic Qualifying to 12 and is two goals away from tying Abby Wambach’s record of 14 goals career goals in this tournament.

Hope Solo earned her 94th shutout and recorded her 143rd win, further extending her U.S. records.

On the other end, T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes made more than a few excellent saves to keep the score down.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Tobin Heath (Mallory Pugh), 12th minute:
Mallory Pugh sprinted past a defender down the left flank and cut a pass on the ground back into the middle. Heath made a hard run into the box and beat her defender to the ball to send a powerful spinning left-footed strike into the right side of the net. The goal was Heath’s first since the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final against Japan, USA1, TRI 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Alex Morgan (Lindsey Horan), 30th minute: Kelley O’Hara sent a fantastic cross from the right side that Lindsey Horan got under near the far post and headed the ball back into the middle where Alex Morgan was waiting. Morgan used the inside of her left foot to tap it home for her 60th international goal. USA 2, TRI 0. (SEE GOAL)

USA – Carli Lloyd (Morgan Brian), 43rd minute: Morgan Brian took a USA corner kick from the right and Carli Lloyd met the cross in the middle of the box to send a powerful header that slipped through the arms and legs of kneeling T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, who up until then had a fantastic game. USA 3, TRI 0 (SEE GOAL).

USA – Alex Morgan, 71st minute: Samantha Mewis headed the ball on goal but T&T defender Jennelle Cunningham was able to clear the ball off the goal line. Alex Morgan jumped on the clearance inside the six-yard box and again headed it on goal but Cunningham once again cleared it out, this time with her head. Morgan then pounced on the second rebound and this time to blasted home a left-footed shot for her second goal of the match. USA 4, TRI 0. (SEE GOAL)

USA – Alex Morgan (Morgan Brian), 72nd minute: Julie Johnston passed the ball to Morgan Brian who was just outside the penalty area. Brian the crossed it to the middle of the area where Alex Morgan volleyed it inside of the right post to complete her third career hat trick. USA 5, TRI 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL.

Key Saves and Defensive Stops
TRI – Kimika Forbes, 3rd minute:
Meghan Klingenberg slipped a pass into the penalty area for Alex Morgan on the left side. Morgan fired hard and low, but Kimika Forbes did a great job to put her body in front of the ball and blocked the attempt with her legs to keep the game scoreless early on.

TRI – Kimika Forbes, 22nd minute: Carli Lloyd outran a pair of defenders into the box and blasted a powerful attempt to the middle of the net but Kimika Forbes was once again alert batted the ball away.

TRI – Kimika Forbes, 29th minute: Carli Lloyd fed Alex Morgan into the left side of the penalty area, but Forbes once again used her body well to block the shot with her legs.

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. WNT will face Canada in the title game of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. CT. The U.S. has qualified for its sixth consecutive Olympics and will attempt to win the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship for the fourth consecutive time. The championship final will match can be viewed live NBC Universo and NBC Live Extra, and on replay at 10 p.m. CT on NBCSN.

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Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT extended its streak to nine consecutive games in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying without allowing a goal, dating back to the Final of the 2008 Qualifying tournament when the U.S. tied Canada 1-1 on April 12, 2008 and went on to win in penalty kicks 6-5.
  • The USA has never lost a match in Olympic Qualifying, but did tie Canada 1-1 in the title game of the 2008 tournament before prevailing in penalty kicks. It remains unbeaten in all-time CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying with a 17-0-1 record.
  • Tonight’s match was the second consecutive start for Kelley O’Hara and Mallory Pugh after both were in the starting XI against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15. It was also Pugh’s second career start.
    • Johnston and Horan played in their third Olympic qualifier. They both made their Olympic Qualifying debut against Costa Rica on Feb. 10. Samantha Mewis played in her second Olympic Qualifying match when she came in for Horan in the 60th minute.
    • With tonight’s start, five players in the lineup have now seen action in every game so far in the tournament: Lloyd, Morgan, Brian, Klingenberg and Pugh. Lloyd is the only one to have started every match so far in the tournament. Dunn and Press, who came in as subs in the second half in the 66th and 59th, have also played in all four matches.
    • Lloyd and Brian, who play for the NWSL’s Houston Dash, played in their home venue, BBVA Compass Stadium and combined for the USA’s third goal.
    • Lloyd is the only player at this year’s Olympic Qualifying tournament to have scored in all four games.
    • Morgan’s hat trick was her first since Nov. 28, 2012, against Ireland.
    • Seven players on the roster have scored a goal in an Olympic Qualifying match for the USA: Lloyd (12), Morgan (9), Dunn (6), Heath (4), Press (3), O’Hara (1) and Mewis (1).
    • Heath’s goal marked her 13th international score.
    • Dunn, Morgan and Lloyd lead the scoring in this year’s tournament with six, five and four goals, respectively.
    • Sauerbrunn made her 99th appearance for the WNT, and could hit the century mark if she plays on Sunday’s championship match.
    • Pugh is the youngest player ever named to a U.S. Olympic Qualifying roster. She also became the youngest female player in WNT history to play in an Olympic qualifier match at 17 years, 9 months and 12 days old when she came on for Dunn in the 68th minute against Costa Rica on Feb. 10. She recorded her first career assist against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15. She assisted on another goal in tonight’s match.

Milestone Watch:

  • Carli Lloyd leads the team with 13 all-time Olympic Qualifying appearances. With 12 Olympic Qualifying goals scored, Lloyd is two goals behind Abby Wambach’s U.S. record of 14 goals in Olympic Qualifying. Alex Morgan has nine tallies and Crystal Dunn has six.
  • Lloyd earned her 216th cap tonight while Hope Solo recorded her 189th, extending her own record for a U.S. goalkeeper.
  • Lloyd has now scored 86 international goals and remains in sixth place on the WNT’s all-time scoring list. Lloyd has scored 23 goals in the USA’s last 18 matches starting with the Round of 16 game vs. Colombia at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
  • With her tally in the 30th minute, Morgan tied Shannon MacMillan for eighth on the USA’s all-time scoring list. She then scored two more and with 62 goals now has sole possession of eighth place.
  • Solo played in her 11th Olympic Qualifying match, earning her 94th shutout tonight and 143rd wins.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying – Semifinals
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 5,561
Weather: 69 degrees, clear

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

USA – Tobin Heath (Mallory Pugh)                            12th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Lindsay Horan)                         30
USA – Carli Lloyd (Morgan Brian)                              43
USA – Alex Morgan                                                    71
USA – Alex Morgan (Morgan Brian)                          73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan (3-Samantha Mewis, 60), 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.) (16-Crystal Dunn, 66), 2-Mallory Pugh (12-Christen Press, 59); 13-Alex Morgan
Subs Not Used: 6-Emily Sonnett, 11-Ali Krieger, 15-Stephanie McCaffrey, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Jaelene Hinkle, 20-Alyssa Naeher
Head coach: Jill Ellis

TRI: 1-Kimika Forbes; 2-Jenelle Cunningham, 4-Danielle Blair, 5-Arin King, 6-Khadidra Debesette, 8-Victoria Swift (11-Janine Francois, 68), 9-Maylee Attin-Johnson (capt.), 10-Tasha St. Louis (3-Mariah Shade, 72), 12-Ahkeela Mollon, 14-Karyn Forbes, 19-Kennya Cordner
Subs Not Used: 7-Kayla Taylor, 13-Naomie Guerra, 15-Lian Hinds, 16-Jo Marie Lewis, 17-Anastasia Prescott, 18-Shalette Alexander, 20-Saundra Baron
Head coach: Richard Hood

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 27 / 1
Shots on Goal: 15 / 0
Saves:  0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 10 / 0
Fouls: 10 / 9
Offside: 7 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
TRI – Tasha St. Louis (caution)                27th minute

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (NCA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mayling Chavarria (NCA)
Assistant Referee 2: Princess Brown (JAM)
4th Official: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

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. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying – Semifinals
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 5,561
Weather: 69 degrees, clear

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

USA – Tobin Heath (Mallory Pugh)                                  12th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Lindsay Horan)                                30
USA – Carli Lloyd (Morgan Brian)                                    43
USA – Alex Morgan                                                       71
USA – Alex Morgan (Morgan Brian)                                 73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan (3-Samantha Mewis, 60), 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.) (16-Crystal Dunn, 66), 2-Mallory Pugh (12-Christen Press, 59); 13-Alex Morgan
Subs Not Used: 6-Emily Sonnett, 11-Ali Krieger, 15-Stephanie McCaffrey, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Jaelene Hinkle, 20-Alyssa Naeher
Head coach: Jill Ellis

TRI: 1-Kimika Forbes; 2-Jenelle Cunningham, 4-Danielle Blair, 5-Arin King, 6-Khadidra Debesette, 8-Victoria Swift (11-Janine Francois, 68), 9-Maylee Attin-Johnson (capt.), 10-Tasha St. Louis (3-Mariah Shade, 72), 12-Ahkeela Mollon, 14-Karyn Forbes, 19-Kennya Cordner
Subs Not Used: 7-Kayla Taylor, 13-Naomie Guerra, 15-Lian Hinds, 16-Jo Marie Lewis, 17-Anastasia Prescott, 18-Shalette Alexander, 20-Saundra Baron
Head coach: Richard Hood

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 27 / 1
Shots on Goal: 15 / 0
Saves:  0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 10 / 0
Fouls: 10 / 9
Offside: 7 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
TRI – Tasha St. Louis (caution)                     27th minute

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (NCA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mayling Chavarria (NCA)
Assistant Referee 2: Princess Brown (JAM)
4th Official: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

U.S. WNT Cae Contra Australia en Primer Partido del Torneo de Naciones

SEATTLE, Washington (27 de julio, 2017) – El arranque de la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos en el Torneo de las Naciones terminó con una dolorosa derrota de 1-0 ante Australia.

“Las Matildas” consiguieron un triunfo histórico para ellas, ya que es la primera vez que logran vencer a la U.S. WNT tras un historial de 27 partidos en los cuales apenas habían podido arrebatarle dos empates a la actual campeona del mundo.

La sorpresiva victoria australiana se dio gracias a un gol de Tameka Butt en la parte complementaria y a por lo menos tres intervenciones de gran valía de su portera Lydia Williams.

Las australianas plantearon un encuentro en el cual priorizaron cerrar los espacios y escatimar ofensivamente. U.S. WNT no pudo descifrar por largos periodos como llegar con peligro al área australiana, y cuando lo hicieron se toparon con Williams y con errores propios de definición.

Para la recta final, Jill Ellis mandó al campo de juego a la artillería pesada en busca del empate, el caso de Alex Morgan y Carli Lloyd. Y aunque ambas tuvieron ocasiones de gol de la mano de Megan Rapinoe, ninguna pudo mandar el balón al fondo del arco.

La victoria de ‘Las Matildas’ sobre las norteamericanas significo también la tercera derrota de la Selección Femenina de EE.UUU. en el año en suelo estadounidense, y coloca a Australia en el primer lugar del torneo cuadrangular, ya que Brasil y Japón empataron en su duelo.

Próximamente: La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos jugará su segundo partido del torneo el domingo, 30 de julio ante Brasil. El partido se jugará en el Qualcomm Stadium en San Diego a las 5 p.m. PT y será transmitido por la señal de ESPN2.

Resumen de Goles:

AUS – Tameka Butt, minuto 67: La defensa estadounidense no pudo despejar el balón lejos de su área y en una pelota dividida en los linderos del área, la atacante australiana llegó primero tocando el esférico hacia el espacio abierto en el área. Butt, con tiempo y paciencia, dejó botar el balón y luego lo prendió cruzado para anotar el gol.

Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:

USA – Megan Rapinoe, minuto 11: Jugada de Press por el centro dejándole un pase a Rapinoe dentro del área cargada hacia la izquierda. La jugadora del Seattle Reign cortó hacia al centro y metió un derechazo buscando anidarse a primer poste. Lydia Williams atajó tendiéndose a la base del poste.

AUS – Tameka Butt, minuto 17: Pase filtrado para Butt entrando por derecha, el cual busco rematar directamente con un derechazo casi barriéndose, pero el cual se fue elevado y desviado.

USA – Megan Rapinoe, minuto 22: Samantha Mewis muy cerca de la banda derecha, metió un cambio de juego templado para Rapinoe que entraba por izquierda. La dorsal 15 prendió el esférico de volea, pero su intento se fue desviado.

USA - Christen Press, minuto 41: Lindsey Horan desde la derecha sacó un pase con efecto al espacio para Press. La portera Williams salió a achicar, Press llegó forzada al remate y apenas atinó a rebanar el esférico.

USA – Carli Lloyd, minuto 70: Desborde de Rapinoe por izquierda quien envió un centro raso al centro de los linderos del área grande. Lloyd le pegó de primera y Williams voló para atajar.

USA – Alex Morgan, minuto 82: Pase filtrado de Rapinoe por izquierda al movimiento de Morgan. La campeona de Europa forcejeó con Steph Catley y ganó. Morgan buscó definir con un zurdazo al primer poste, pero su remate fue a la parte de afuera de la red.

USA – Crystal Dunn, minuto 85: Servicio al área de Kelley O’Hara para que Dunn bajara el balón de pecho y sola intentara definir ante la salida de Williams, pero la guardameta del Houston Dash volvió a desviar otro embate norteamericano.

- Resumen del Partido el Torneo de Naciones -

Encuentro: Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos vs. Australia
Fecha:
27 de julio, 2017
Torneo:
Torneo de Naciones
Sede: CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
Inicio:
7:05 p.m. PT
Asistencia:
15,748
Clima:
68 grados; parcialmente soleado

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

AUS - Tameka Butt (Elise Kellond-Knight) minuto 67

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 16-Taylor Smith (5-Kelley O’Hara, 76), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Casey Short; 22-Mallory Pugh (19-Crystal Dunn, 58), 20-Allie Long (6-Morgan Brian, 77), 3-Samantha Mewis, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 9-Lindsey Horan (10-Carli Lloyd, 64), 23-Christen Press (13-Alex Morgan, 64)
Suplentes No Utilizadas: 2-Sydney Leroux, 8-Julie Ertz, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Lynn Williams, 17-Margaret Purce, 18-Jane Campbell, 21-Abby Smith
Directora Técnica: Jill Ellis

AUS: 1-Lydia Williams (capt.); 7-Steph Catley, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 21-Ellie Carpenter; 8-Elise Kellond-Knight, 9-Caitlin Foord (15-Emily Gielnik, 81), 10-Emily Van Egmond, 13-Tameka Butt (6-Chole Logarzo, 73) 19-Katrina Gorry; 11-Lisa De Vanna (16-Hayley Raso, 53) 20-Sam Kerr (17-Princess Ibini, 90+2)
Suplentes No Utilizadas: 18-Mackenzie Arnold; 2-Gema Simon, 3-Caitlin Cooper, 4-Clare Polkinghorn, 5-Laura Alleway
Director Técnico: Alen Stajcic

Resumen estadístico: USA / AUS
Tiros: 12 / 11
Tiros al arco: 3 / 4
Atajadas: 3 / 3
Tiros de esquina: 6 / 5
Faltas: 11 / 14
Fueras de lugar: 4 / 2

Resumen de penalidades:
AUS - Katrina Gorry (amonestación)       minuto 89
AUS - Lydia Williams (amonestación)     90+1

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Chantal Boudeau (CAN)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Marie-Han Gagnon-Chretien (CAN)
Cuarto Oficial: Maurees Skeete (CAN)

Jugadora del Partido Budweiser: Megan Rapinoe

Tabla de Posiciones del Torneo de Naciones 2017

Equipos

PJ

V

D

E

GF

GC

DG

Pts.

Australia

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

+1

Brasil

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Japón

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Estados Unidos

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

-1

 

 

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U.S. WNT Drops Tight 1-0 Result to Australia in Teams' #ToN2017 Opener

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 27, 2017) – In a tightly contested match, the U.S. Women’s National Team couldn’t find the final touch despite generating goal-scoring chances throughout the game in a narrow 1-0 loss to Australia in the teams’ Tournament of Nations opener in front of 15,748 at CenturyLink Field.

The U.S. WNT opened the game with a strong effort, which almost brought the game’s first goal in the 11th minute after some nice footwork from forward Christen Press outside the box found Megan Rapinoe on the left side. Rapinoe’s shot went to the near post but Australia and Houston Dash ‘keeper Lydia Williams did well to push it out for a corner kick.

Australia found its stride in the second frame, applying offensive pressure on the USA in its defensive third. The effort paid off for The Matildas in the 67th minute when Tameka Butt finished from close-range after a scramble in the box to give Australia the 1-0 lead and eventual victory.

The USA’s best chance to equalize came a few minutes later as Carli Lloyd, who had come into the game in the 64th minute, ripped a shot from 20-yards out that Williams excellently parried out.

In the day’s earlier match, a late equalizer from Camila in the 87 th minute helped Brazil earn a 1-1 tied with Japan after Yuka Momiki had given them a second half lead.

2017 Tournament of Nations Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Brazil

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Japan

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Australia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

United States

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Up Next: The U.S. WNT will travel to San Diego, California, for its second match of the 2017 Tournament of Nations against Brazil on July 30 at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN2.

Goal Scoring Rundown
AUS – Tameka Butt (Elise Kellond-Knight), 67th minute: An Australia corner kick led to a scramble in the box and while several U.S. players tried to clear the ball, it unfortunately bounced to Elise Kellond-Knight’s, who then flicked it to Tameka Butt in front of the goal, allowing her to smash home the game-winning goal from close range. USA 0, AUS 1 FINAL 

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Additional Notes:

  • Becky Sauerbrunn captained the USA in her 127th cap and eight start of the year. Sauerbrunn is the only player to have played all 720 minutes for the WNT so far in 2017.
  • North Carolina Courage defender Taylor Smith earned her first cap and first start for the USA. The Tournament of Nations marks Smith’s second call-up after participating in the 2017 January Camp earlier this year, and her first game roster.
  • Kelley O’Hara earned her 97th cap tonight, inching closer to the century mark.
  • Abby Dahlkemper earned her fifth cap for the WNT in her second career start. She made her debut for the U.S. on Oct. 19, 2016 against Switzerland in Utah, and her first start against Norway on June 11, playing all 90 minutes.
  • Alyssa Naeher made her 17th appearance for the USA and 15th start. It was her third consecutive start.
  • Casey Short made her 11th start in her 11th cap. She has played 90 minutes in in all but one game.
  • Megan Rapinoe played 90 minutes in her fourth appearance of 2017 and first start since Aug. 9, 2016 against Colombia during the 2016 Olympics.
  • Samantha Mewis made her 14th career start and earned her 25th cap. Alongside Sauerbrunn, she is the only other player to be in the starting lineup of every game the WNT has played in 2017. She has played 687 minutes in 2017, trailing only Sauerbrunn.
  • U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis used all six allotted substitutions in the game. 

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

Match: Women’s National Team vs. Australia
Date: July 27, 2017
Competition: Tournament of Nations
Venue: CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
Kickoff: 7:05 p.m. PT
Attendance: 15,748
Weather: 68 degrees; Partly sunny

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

AUS – Tameka Butt (Elise Kellond-Knight) 67th minute

Lineups:
USA : 1-Alyssa Naeher; 16-Taylor Smith (5-Kelley O’Hara, 76), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Casey Short; 22-Mallory Pugh (19-Crystal Dunn, 58), 20-Allie Long (6-Morgan Brian, 77), 3-Samantha Mewis, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 9-Lindsey Horan (10-Carli Lloyd, 64), 23-Christen Press (13-Alex Morgan, 64)
Subs not used : 2-Sydney Leroux, 8-Julie Ertz, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Lynn Williams, 17-Margaret Purce, 18-Jane Campbell, 21-Abby Smith
Head coach: Jill Ellis

AUS : 1-Lydia Williams (capt.); 7-Steph Catley, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 21-Ellie Carpenter; 8-Elise Kellond-Knight, 9-Caitlin Foord (15-Emily Gielnik, 81), 10-Emily Van Egmond, 13-Tameka Butt (6-Chole Logarzo, 73) 19-Katrina Gorry; 11-Lisa De Vanna (16-Hayley Raso, 53) 20-Sam Kerr (17-Princess Ibini, 90+2)
Subs not used: 18-Mackenzie Arnold; 2-Gema Simon, 3-Caitlin Cooper, 4-Clare Polkinghorn, 5-Laura Alleway
Head coach: Alen Stajcic

Stats Summary: USA / AUS
Shots: 12 / 11
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 11 / 14
Offside: 4 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
AUS – Katrina Gorry (caution) 89th minute
AUS – Lydia Williams (caution) 90+1

Officials:
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Chantal Boudeau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Marie-Han Gagnon-Chretien (CAN)
4th Official: Maurees Skeete (CAN)

Budweiser Women of the Match: Megan Rapinoe

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Lineup Notes: U.S. WNT vs. Australia - 2017 Tournament of Nations

U.S. WNT vs. Australia lineup

USA vs. Australia

July 27, 2017
CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
Broadcast: ESPN; UDN
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT 

Tonight’s Starting XI vs. Australia: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 16-Taylor Smith, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Casey Short; 22-Mallory Pugh, 20-Allie Long, 3-Samantha Mewis, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 9-Lindsey Horan, 23-Christen Press

Subs: 2-Sydney Leroux, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Morgan Brian, 8-Julie Ertz, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Lynn Williams, 13-Alex Morgan, 17-Margaret Purce, 18-Jane Campbell, 19-Crystal Dunn, 21-Abby Smith

  • The most recent meeting between the USA and Australia came at the 2015 Women's World Cup in opening game of the tournament for both teams. Megan Rapinoe scored early before Lisa De Vanna equalized in the 27th minute. Christen Press got the game-winner off an assist from Sydney Leroux in the 61st minute before Rapinoe scored a dagger in the 78th to clinch the match.
  • Only three players who played against Australia during the last meeting are part of the USA’s starting XI tonight. It includes both goal scorers from that game, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe, as well as center back Becky Sauerbrunn.
  • Captaining the USA today in her 127th cap is Becky Sauerbrunn, who will make her eighth start this year. She is the only player to have played all 630 minutes for the WNT so far in 2017. She notched her sixth career assist on Christen Press's goal against Norway on June 11.
  • Alyssa Naeher makes her 16th appearance for the USA and 14th start. It will be her third consecutive start. She has 10 career shutouts, most recently earning a clean sheet on June 11 against Norway in Sandefjord.
  • North Carolina Courage defender Taylor Smith earns her first cap and first start for the USA. The Tournament of Nations marks Smith’s second call-up after participating in the 2017 January Camp earlier this year, and her first game roster.
  • Abby Dahlkemper earns her fifth cap for the WNT in what will be her second career start. She made her debut for the U.S. on Oct. 19, 2016 against Switzerland in Utah, and her first start against Norway on June 11, playing all 90 minutes to help the U.S. defense claim a shutout in Sandefjord.
  • Casey Short makes her 11th start in her 11th cap. She has played 90 minutes in nine of her caps and 45 in one.
  • Allie Long scored her first three career goals (all on headers) in 2016. She went on to score two more (also with her head) on April 6 against Russia. She will make her 28th international appearance today.
  • Mallory Pugh will earn her fifth start of 2017 today in her 25th cap. She earned her first assist of the year against Russia on April 6, and notched two more on April 9 to up her total to 10 career assists. It was the first multi-assist game of her career.
  • Christen Press will make her fifth start and eighth appearance of the year. With 42 international goals in 87 caps, Press has moved past April Heinrichs and Sydney Leroux into 14th place on the all-time WNT goals list. She averages just under a goal every two games she plays for the WNT (0.48 goals per game). Press scored the game-winning goal against Australia the last time these teams met each other in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Megan Rapinoe came off the bench against Sweden on June 8 and now has 121 caps and 31 goals, good for 18th on the all-time goals list. Her most recent WNT goals came in the 2015 WWC when she scored twice in the opening game against Australia. She will make her fourth appearance of 2017 and first start since Aug. 9, 2016 against Colombia in Manaus during the 2016 Olympics.
  • Samantha Mewis makes her 14th career start and will earn her 25th cap. Alongside Sauerbrunn, she is the only other player to be in the starting lineup of every game the WNT has played in 2017. She has played 597 minutes so far in 2017, the most besides Sauerbrunn.
  • Against Sweden on June 8, Lindsey Horan saw her first action at forward since early in her WNT career, coming on at halftime for Carli Lloyd. Horan will earn her 36th cap tonight. It will be her sixth appearance and her second start of the year.
  • The USA has an all-time record of 25-0-2 against Australia dating back to 1987 and has outscored Australia 95-22, only allowing more than one goal against the Matildas on four occasions.
  • Each team is allowed six substitutes in each Tournament of Nations match.
  • The USA has a deep bench with seven 2016 Olympians who total 725 caps.
  • If Julie Ertz gets on the field tonight, it will be her 50th cap. She would be the 54th American player to earn 50 or more caps.
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WNT Jul 27, 2017
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