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Alex Morgan Scores as the U.S. Women’s National Team Draws 1-1 with Japan in Front of 15,159 Fans in Sendai

  • Japan's Yukari Kinga Scores First in 32nd Minute, Morgan Equalizes in the 73rd
  • U.S. WNT Will Now Travel to Chiba to Face Brazil on April 3 Live on ESPN2 and ESPN3 at 7 a.m. ET

SENDAI, Japan (April 1, 2012) “ U.S. forward Alex Morgan equalized for the U.S. Women's National Team with 17 minutes remaining in the match to earn a 1-1 draw with Japan in the first game of the Kirin Challenge Cup.

"It was an important game for us and excellent environment," said U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. "I am so grateful that we got this kind of game. We can learn from how we played in the first half and how we changed it in the second half. It is great when you have such a big crowd watching and cheering when it really matters, and today it did." (POST-GAME QUOTES)

The USA will now have a quick turnaround, traveling south to Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, to face Brazil on Tuesday, April 3, at Fukuda Denshi Arena. Kickoff is at 7 a.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN3. Fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker or via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Morgan's goal came with a bit of controversy as it was initially nullified for offside. Chinese referee Li Juan then sprinted over to the assistant referee who had put her flag up, conferred briefly, and then correctly signaled for a U.S. goal.

Replays showed that not only did the pass to Morgan come off the foot of a Japanese defender, but she was also in an onside position when U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd was dispossessed in a dangerous position in the center of the penalty area. Morgan took her chance expertly, darting behind two Japanese defenders to collect before slotting her left-footed shot across the face of the goal into the lower right corner from about eight yards out.

It was Morgan's team-leading 12th goal of 2012 and 10th since she earned a spot in the starting lineup at the end of January for the championship game of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Canada. The USA defeated the hosts 4-0 with Morgan scoring twice. The goal also upped Morgan's career total to 22 in 37 caps.

Like the meeting 27 days ago in group play at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, the USA started slowly, playing a choppy first half that saw the superbly technical Japan side control possession and take the game to the Americans.

The U.S. team found a rhythm for a short time about 13 minutes into the game on the cold night with the ball moving quickly on the slick field. The Americans earned three corner kicks in four minutes, but they were all well defended by Japan. The best chance came in the 14th minute when a short corner kick was played from Lauren Cheney to Heather O'Reilly on the right wing. O'Reilly chipped her cross into the pack of players and Rachel Buehler got her head on the ball, but it bounced right to Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori.

Buehler, who played a fine match in the middle of the U.S. defense with captain Christie Rampone against the wonderfully crafty and deceptive Japan, had to stretch to clear a ball in the 22nd minute when Japan captain Aya Miayama got into a dangerous position off a counter attack down the left side and crossed. One minute later, Nahomi Kawasumi latched onto the ball just outside the penalty area on the left side and unleashed a sizzling drive that went wide right of the diving Hope Solo’s net.

Japan’s pressure paid off in the 32nd minute after a deft series of touches got Japan in behind the U.S. defense. The ball was lifted over the back line and into the penalty area for Yukari Kinga, who timed her run perfectly and found herself squared up with Solo at the right post. She cut the ball back into the middle and Solo made a spectacular save on the first shot, but the ball rebounded right back to Kinga, who plowed her chance into the right side of the net from two yards out past the sliding Amy LePeilbet.

Morgan almost tied the score four minutes before halftime. She broke free down the left side, but took the ball a bit too deep into the penalty area and had a sharp angle for her left-footed shot. Nevertheless, she almost sneaked her attempt inside the right post but it skipped just inches wide.

The Americans played a much better second half and managed to out-shoot Japan 5-4 in the second half (for the entire match, Japan had a 10-8 advantage). The first of those shots after the break came in the 49th minute when Lloyd struck a free kick that sailed just over the goal from 25 yards out and struck the top of the net.

Japan’s counter-attacks were dangerous in the second half and in the 62nd minute the ball was tackled hard off of Lloyd’s foot in the midfield. In a matter of moments, several quick touches put Kawasumi behind the U.S. defense, but she struck her hard and low shot just wide left from 12 yards out on a chance that likely would have sealed the match.

Morgan’s speed stretched Japan all night and she had another nice look at the goal in the 67th minute when she ran onto a long ball up the middle, collected and cut inside to her left foot at the top of the penalty area. Unfortunately, Morgan slipped as she was shooting and sent the ball high over the goal from 20 yards out.

Solo came up huge for the USA in the 69th minute as Kawasumi once again got behind the U.S. defense in the right side of the penalty area. Solo came out hard and made herself big on the slide as she swept the shot away with her body for a corner kick.

The Japan defense seemed to be cracking in the 72nd minute when Wambach picked off another pass deep into the USA’s attacking third and played a square pass to Lloyd. Her first touch took her into the penalty area, but her sliding shot from 10 yards out went right at Kaihori as Lloyd appeared to be tugged down by a defender.

That set the stage for another dramatic score from Morgan, but after the tying goal, the Americans did not create another really good chance before the final whistle.

It was not due to lack of trying, as Sundhage sent on Tobin Heath for Shannon Boxx right after the equalizer, moving Cheney from wide left into the center midfield, and then sent on speedsters Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux for the last nine minutes of regulation time plus stoppage.

The USA did have to fend off a Japan push at the end that earned two corner kicks, one of which produced a shot from Mizuho Sakaguchi that she skied over the crossbar after the ball dropped to her at the top of the penalty box.

Additional Match Notes:

  • This was the first draw of 2012 for the U.S. team which is now 9-1-1 on the year with the loss and tie coming against Japan. 
  • The USA has now failed to beat Japan in three consecutive games, a rare feat for a U.S. opponent, but one Japan accomplished in three consecutive meetings with the USA between 2000-2004 when the teams tied three times. 
  • The meeting with Brazil on April 3 will be the first between the teams since the historic quarterfinal at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in which Abby Wambach scored the latest goal in World Cup history to tie the score, and the Americans went on to win in a dramatic penalty kick shootout. 
  • Sydney Leroux’s nine-minute appearance was just her ninth career cap. 
  • The USA has been shut out just once in the past 60 matches, that coming in the 1-0 loss to Japan at the 2012 Algarve Cup in Portugal. 
  • Alex Morgan has scored in six out of the last eight matches for the USA. 
  • Wambach moved into sole possession of ninth on the USA’s all-time caps list, passing Shannon MacMillan with her 177th appearance for the USA.

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

Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: April 1, 2012
Competition: Kirin Challenge Cup
Venue: Yurtec Stadium; Sendai, Japan
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Local / 6:30 a.m. ET
Attendance: 15,159
Weather: 46 degrees, cold and clear

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

JPN - Yukari Kinga 32nd minute
USA - Alex Morgan 73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O'Hara; 12-Lauren Cheney, 7-Shannon Boxx (17-Tobin Heath, 73), 10-Carli Lloyd, 9-Heather O'Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 82), 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 82), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Lindsey, 14-Stephanie Cox, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Ashlyn Harris, 22-Whitney Engen, 23-Meghan Klingenberg
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

JPN: 1-Ayumi Kaihori; 2-Yukari Kinga, 4-Saki Kumagai, 5-Aya Sameshima (15-Saori Ariyoshi, 67), 14-Asuna Tanaka; 16-Kyoko Yano, 6-Mizuho Sakaguchi (20-Yuika Sugasawa, 86), 8-Aya Miyama (capt.), 9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 11-Shinobu Ohno (13-Rumi Utsugi, 86), 17-Yuki Nagasato (7-Kozue Ando, 61)
Subs not used: 3-Chiaki Minamiyama, 12-Miho Fukumoto, 18-Megumi Kamionobe, 19-Megumi Takase, 21-Manami Nakano, 22-Yuri Kawamura, 23-Kana Osafune, 24-Yumi Uetsuji
Head coach: Norio Sasaki

Statistical Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 8 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 5
Fouls: 14 / 5
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Li Juan (CHN)
Assistant Referee: Shiho Ayukai (JPN)
Assistant Referee: Kumi Sunaga (JPN)
4th Official: Mariko Iwaki (JPN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match : Rachel Buehler

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WNT Apr 1, 2012

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

Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: April 1, 2012
Competition: Kirin Challenge Cup
Venue: Yurtec Stadium; Sendai, Japan
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Local / 6:30 a.m. ET
Attendance: 15,159
Weather: 46 degrees, cold and clear

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

JPN - Yukari Kinga 32nd minute
USA - Alex Morgan 73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O'Hara; 12-Lauren Cheney, 7-Shannon Boxx (17-Tobin Heath, 73), 10-Carli Lloyd, 9-Heather O'Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 82), 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 82), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Lori Lindsey, 14-Stephanie Cox, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Ashlyn Harris, 22-Whitney Engen, 23-Meghan Klingenberg
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

JPN: 1-Ayumi Kaihori; 2-Yukari Kinga, 4-Saki Kumagai, 5-Aya Sameshima (15-Saori Ariyoshi, 67), 14-Asuna Tanaka; 16-Kyoko Yano, 6-Mizuho Sakaguchi (20-Yuika Sugasawa, 86), 8-Aya Miyama (capt.), 9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 11-Shinobu Ohno (13-Rumi Utsugi, 86), 17-Yuki Nagasato (7-Kozue Ando, 61)
Subs not used: 3-Chiaki Minamiyama, 12-Miho Fukumoto, 18-Megumi Kamionobe, 19-Megumi Takase, 21-Manami Nakano, 22-Yuri Kawamura, 23-Kana Osafune, 24-Yumi Uetsuji
Head coach: Norio Sasaki

Statistical Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 8 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 5
Fouls: 14 / 5
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials
Referee: Li Juan (CHN)
Assistant Referee: Shiho Ayukai (JPN)
Assistant Referee: Kumi Sunaga (JPN)
4th Official: Mariko Iwaki (JPN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match : Rachel Buehler 

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US Soccer

Beach Soccer National Team Opens Important 2019 with Domestic Training Camp

CHICAGO (Jan 23, 2019)—The U.S. Beach Soccer National Team will gather for its first training camp of 2019 in Huntington Beach, Calif. from Jan. 24-27. The camp kicks off an important year for the Beach NT, as it will aim to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a top-two finish at the 2019 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship. The USA is seeking its first qualification to the biennial World Cup since 2013.

U.S. Beach NT head coach Eddie Soto has called 16 players to the Beach NT for its year-opening camp.

U.S. Beach Soccer National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Aldo Balsano (Miami, Fla.), Juan Cervantes (Los Angeles, Calif.) 
DEFENDERS (10): Tanner Akol (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Christian Blandon (Hollywood, Fla.), Fredo Dilbert (Miami, Fla.), Ryan Futagaki (Gahanna, Ohio), Irvin Garcia (Mesa, Ariz.), Bryce Kaminski (San Clemente, Calif.), Jason Leopoldo (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), David Mandragon (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Oscar Reyes (Santa Ana, Calif.), Jason Santos (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.)      
FORWARDS (4): Alessandro Canale (Venice, Calif.), Cory Keitz (Armada, Mich.), Nick Perera (Carlsbad, Calif.), Gabriel Silveira (San Francisco, Calif.)                                                         

 It’s the first event for the Beach NT since last fall’s Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the USA won the consolation bracket with a come-from-behind victory over Spain. Ten players return from that tournament roster, while eight return from the USA’s 2017 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship campaign.


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Beach Jan 23, 2019
US Soccer

WNT Defeats Spain 1-0 in First Match Between Nations

ALICANTE, Spain (Jan. 22, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Spain 1-0 in the first international meeting between the two teams thanks to a second half goal created by a strong individual effort from halftime substitute Christen Press.

The first 45 minutes began with both teams wrestling to impose their style on the match, but after a hard-charging opening 10 minutes from Spain, the U.S. began flexing its muscles, nearly taking the lead in the 14th minute. A corner kick from the right wing was misjudged by Spain goalkeeper Sandra Paños and reached Megan Rapinoe on back left post. Her bicycle-kick attempt was pushed away by a recovering Paños as Julie Ertz crashed in looking to get her head on the ball, which slipped just past Rose Lavelle, who couldn’t react in time to stab home the loose ball at the right post.

The U.S. held the upper hand for the remainder of the half, carving out its best chances via crosses into the box, but the breakthrough did not come until the second half, when U.S. head coach introduced a trio of substitutes, including Press who fashioned the opening goal. Receiving the ball at midfield, Press turned one defender and headed directly for goal, sprinting past another before sending a shot from wide left of the goal toward the right post before it was knocked in by Spain defender Irene Paredes in the 54th minute.

From there, the U.S. looked the dominant team, creating numerous opportunities to extend its lead through Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh and Ertz, but needed only the single goal to secure the victory after a stout defensive performance buttressed by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher’s fine day in net when called upon.

Up Next: The WNT returns to the USA for the beginning of the eight-game, home portion of Countdown to the Cup. The opening match of the 2019 SheBelieves Cup vs. Japan at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. on Feb. 27 (7 p.m. ET; FS1). The U.S. will also face England on March 2 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. (4:30 p.m. ET; FOX) and Brazil on March 5 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (8 p.m. ET; FS1) during the SheBelieves Cup.

Social: Follow the #USWNT on Facebook; Twitter and Instagram.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Christen Press (Rose Lavelle), 54th:
The USA broke up a Spain attack at midfield and Rose Lavelle played the ball to Press near the center circle. She turned a defender and headed directly toward goal, then sprinted past a second defender and clipping a low shot from wide left of the goal toward the right post. Before the ball could reach the line, Spain defender Irene Paredes attempted to clear it but ended up putting it into her own goal. USA 1, ESP 0 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

  • Since the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA has failed to score in just one game (vs. Australia at the 2017 ToN); a 34-game span. Tonight’s goal marked the USA’s 30th consecutive match scoring a goal.
  • Alyssa Naeher earned her 41st career cap tonight. She has 22 career shutouts and is the fifth goalkeeper in U.S. history to earn 30 or more caps.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn earned her 151st cap tonight. She is now the 20th player – and only the third who has played exclusively as a defender – to feature 150 times for the U.S. WNT.
  • Julie Ertz, who did not dress for the match vs. France, made her 74th international appearance tonight. She has scored 18 international goals.
  • Rose Lavelle, who also did not dress for the game vs. France, made her first start and appearance of this year. It was cap No. 21 for Lavelle, who has scored six international goals.
  • Tobin Heath is another player who did not dress vs. France but took the field vs. Spain to make her 143rd international appearance for the USA. In 2018, Heath scored seven goals in only 10 appearances.
  • Megan Rapinoe captained the USA tonight. Rapinoe, who did not suit up vs. France, earned her 146th cap for the U.S WNT. She was the team-leader in assist last year with 12.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Spain
Date: January 22, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Estadio José Rico Pérez; Alicante, Spain
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. local)
Attendance: 9,182
Weather: 52 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Christen Press (Rose Lavelle)          54th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett (12-Tierna Davidson, 46), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz (25-McCall Zerboni, 69), 9-Lindsey Horan (11-Mallory Pugh, 46), 16-Rose Lavelle (3-Sam Mewis, 76); 17-Tobin Heath (20-Jessica McDonald, 60), 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 46)
Substitutes not used: 10-Carli Lloyd, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 27-Andi Sullivan
Head Coach: Jill Ellis 

ESP: 13-Sandra Paños; 8-Marta Torrejón (capt.) (7-Marta Corredera, 65), 4-Irene Paredes, 20-Andrea Pereira, 16-Mapi León; 6-Vicky Losada (21-Andrea Sánchez Falcón, 60), 15-Silvia Meseguer, 11-Alexia Putellas; 9-Mariona Caldentey (18-Aitana Bonmatí, 73), 10-Jennifer Hermoso (22-Nahikari García, 79), 19-Amanda Sampedro (17-Lucía García, 73)
Substitutes not used: 1-Lola Gallardo, 23-Sun Quiñones, 5-Ivana Andrés, 3-Leila Ouahabi, 2-Celia Jiménez, 12-Marta Carro, 25-Ángela Sosa, 24-Alba Redondo
Head Coach: Jorge Vilda

Stats Summary: USA / ESP
Shots: 9 / 4
Shots on Goal: 3 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 17 / 8
Offside: 6 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
ESP – Silvia Meseguer (caution)  74th minute

Officials:
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Solenne Bartnik (FRA)
Fourth official: Victoria Beyer (FRA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Christen Press

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WNT Jan 22, 2019
US Soccer

Berhalter Selects Final 23-Player Travel Roster for U.S. MNT Matches Against Panama and Costa Rica

CHICAGO (Jan. 22, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter has selected the final 23-player travel roster that will prepare to face regional foes Panama and Costa Rica in the team’s opening matches of 2019.

The MNT hosts Panama on Jan. 27 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás, UDN). The USA then closes its annual January Camp with a match against Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. (3:30 p.m. ET; FOX, UniMás, UDN). Fans can follow both matches on U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@ussoccer_mnt) and Instagram (@ussoccer_mnt) accounts.

A total of 28 players gathered on Jan. 7 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for the annual January Camp. The delegation travels to the Phoenix area this afternoon to begin final preparations ahead of the Panama match.

“We’ve had a great two weeks in Chula Vista focusing on building team culture, style of play and competing every day,” Berhalter said. “The entire group has worked hard and brought an excellent mindset, and we thank them for the consistent effort thus far. We look forward to continuing to build on these ideas in Phoenix and measure our progress in the game against Panama.”

DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)

DEFENDERS (8): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 2/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 0/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids; 0/0), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 4/1)  

MIDFIELDERS (10): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 17/2), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 142/17), Russell Canouse (D.C. United; 0/0), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 6/0), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 5/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 5/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 11/0)

FORWARDS (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers, 0/0), Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 0/0), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 40/6)

Four players were released back to their clubs: goalkeepers Alex Bono and Tyler Miller, defender Justen Glad and midfielder Kellyn Acosta.

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MNT Jan 22, 2019

BTC: MNT Fosters Team Cohesion During January Camp

Do you have 24-down? One of the key pillars for the U.S. Men's National Team in 2019 January Camp is team building. Go Behind the Crest as MNT players bond over crossword puzzles, a team barbecue and FIFA while continuing to train and learn a new style of play under head coach Gregg Berhalter. Read more
MNT Jan 22, 2019
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As the 2019 U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp progresses, the group welcomed two familiar faces to Chula Vista during the weekend. Veteran forwards Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris were invited to visit the Elite Athlete Training Center to get their first taste of this new era of the National Team. “I was invited by Gregg Berhalter to come observe the group and kind of be a fly Read more
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PREVIEW: WNT & Spain Face Each Other for First Time in History | Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 & UDN

The USA is coming off a 3-1 loss to 2019 Women’s World Cup hosts France on January 19 in Le Havre and will now look to get back to its winning ways when it faces Spain on Jan. 22 at Estadio José Rico Perez in Alicante (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 & UDN). Spain will also be in France this summer after qualifying for its second Women’s World Cup. A less than full-strength U.S. Read more
WNT Jan 21, 2019
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