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WNT and Germany Play to 2-2 Draw at Rentschler Field

  • Abby Wambach Scores 148th Career Goal in 44th Minute; Tobin Heath Adds 67th-Minute Tally
  • Alex Morgan Sets Up Both Goals to Up 2012 Total to a Team-Leading 18 Assists, Tied for Fourth-Most in Calendar Year in U.S. WNT History
  • Fan Tribute Tour Resumes When U.S. WNT Hosts Republic of Ireland on Nov. 28 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., and Dec. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 23, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team tied Germany for the second time in four days, playing to a 2-2 draw in front of 18,870 rain-soaked spectators at Rentschler Field in the Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic. It was the largest crowd ever to watch the U.S. Women in the state of Connecticut.

Abby Wambach moved to within 10 goals of the U.S. WNT all-time scoring record held by Mia Hamm when she notched her 148th career goal late in the first half and second-half sub Tobin Heath tallied a 67th-minute goal, but Germany was able to create an equalizer both times to hold the U.S. to back-to-back draws for the first time this year. The USA moved to 3-0-2 in the Fan Tribute Tour, a celebration of the team’s run to a fourth gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Fan Tribute Tour resumes with two matches against the Republic of Ireland at 7 p.m. PT on Nov. 28 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., and at 7:30 p.m. MT on Dec. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Fans can follow the matches via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

With slick conditions on the field, it appeared the first half would be scoreless between the top two teams in the current FIFA Women’s World Rankings, but the U.S. was able to find the back of the net in the 44th minute. The buildup started with a combination between Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe setting up Morgan on the edge of the left side of the penalty box. Morgan’s cross took a slight deflection off of Germany defender Annike Krahn and lopped to the far right post. Wambach dashed in front of Germany defender Babett Peter and headed the ball into the back of the net on the dive for a 1-0 lead just before halftime.

Germany took advantage of a defensive miscue in the 48th minute when U.S. captain and center back Christie Rampone slipped while trying to send the ball up-field near the edge of the center circle. Second-half sub Dzenifer Marozsan, the MVP of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, took advantage almost half field one-on-one against USA goalkeeper Hope Solo and slipped the ball underneath her to tie the score at 1-1.

The USA had a golden chance to take the lead in the 58th minute after Wambach got in on a breakaway after the ball had skipped off the wet turf and past the Germany defense. With only German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer to beat, she tried a chip, but it wasn’t high enough and the Angerer snagged it.

In the 64th minute, Wambach crashed through a pack of players to get her head on a corner kick from the left side, and even though she beat Angerer to the service, the ball skidded off her head and just wide right.

After Solo came up with tremendous back-to-back saves in the 65th and 67th minutes, the U.S. responded on the offensive end when Morgan dribbled all the way to the left end line before made a sliding pass back into the middle toward Lloyd. The pass was a bit behind Lloyd, but then rolled through to Heath who slotted it into the right side of the net for a 2-1 lead in the 67th minute.

Solo pulled off a fantastic double-save in the 71st minute as she first knocked down a flicked shot from Marozsan, who met a cross from the right with a perfectly timed slide, and then as the young German attacking swung at the ball from the crowd, the U.S. keeper smothered it away for a corner kick.

The USA held strong despite Germany’s bevvy of shots for nearly a 20-minute stretch, but Marozsan once again had an answer as she blasted a left-footed shot from distance just inside the left post past Solo in the 85th minute to tie the score at 2-2.

Additional Notes:

  • Alex Morgan’s 17th and 18th assists move her into a tie for fourth all-time for a U.S. WNT player in a calendar year. Mia Hamm twice had 18 assists (1995 and 1996). Hamm has the record with 22 assists in 2004, followed by Carin Gabarra’s 21 assists in 1991 and Hamm’s 20 assists in 1998.
  • Christie Rampone played in her 271st career match. She now sits one cap behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list and could potentially tie that mark when the U.S. faces the Republic of Ireland on Nov. 28 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore.
  • Forward Abby Wambach moved into sole possession of eighth place on the U.S. WNT all-time caps list with her 193rd appearance, passing Brandi Chastain (192).
  • U.S. WNT interim head coach Jill Ellis made four changes to her starting lineup from the team’s 1-1 draw against Germany last Saturday in front of 19,522 spectators Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Defenders Amy LePeilbet and Becky Sauerbrunn started over Rachel Buehler and Heather Mitts and midfielders Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly started instead of Lauren Cheney and Tobin Heath.
  • Heath had started in the previous seven matches dating back to the USA’s 1-0 quarterfinal victory against New Zealand on Aug. 3 in the 2012 London Olympics.
  • O’Reilly and Shannon Boxx both played in their 175th career game on Tuesday. They are one appearance away from matching the career total of Shannon MacMillan (176), who is 10th on the all-time list.
  • Sydney Leroux, who has scored a USA record 10 goals off the bench this year, entered the match late in the second half to play right back after Heather Mitts took a hard fall in a collision with a German player.
  • Germany made four starting lineup changes from Saturday’s game, with Alexandra Popp, Lena Goessling, Luisa Wensing and Verena Faisst each getting the start on Tuesday.
  • The U.S. moved to 23-1-3 this year and 6-0-4 all-time in games pitting the No. 1 and No. 2 FIFA-ranked teams.
  • The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 18 games.
  • The USA is now 17-4-6 all-time against Germany.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date:
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff:
7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance:
18,870
Weather:
56 degrees, rain

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

USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)                      44th minute
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan                                         48
USA – Tobin Heath (Alex Morgan)                            67
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan (Linda Bresonik)                85

Lineups:
USA:
1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 57) (11-Sydney Leroux, 84), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 5-Kelley O’Hara (16-Rachel Buehler, 57); 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 63), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe (12-Lauren Cheney, 46); 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Jill Loyden, 8-Amy Rodriguez
Head coach: Jill Ellis

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn, 15-Verena Faisst, 22-Luisa Wensing; 6-Simone Laudehr (17-Viola Odebrecht, 46), 10-Linda Bresonik, 20-Lena Goessling; 9-Alexandra Popp (14-Dzenifer Marozsan, 46), 11-Anja Mittag (24-Lena Lotzen, 78)
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 12-Almuth Schult, 16-Martina Muller, 18-Svenja Huth, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Leonie Maier
Head coach: Silvia Neid

Stats Summary: USA / GER

Shots: 14 / 25
Shots on Goal: 5 / 9
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Lena Goessling (caution)        55th minute
USA – Heather Mitts (caution)           74

Officials:
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Marie Charbonneau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd


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WNT Oct 23, 2012

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date:
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff:
7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance:
18,870
Weather:
56 degrees, rain

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

USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)                      44th minute
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan                                         48
USA – Tobin Heath (Alex Morgan)                            67
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan (Linda Bresonik)                85

Lineups:
USA:
1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 57) (11-Sydney Leroux, 84), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 5-Kelley O’Hara (16-Rachel Buehler, 57); 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 63), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe (12-Lauren Cheney, 46); 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Jill Loyden, 8-Amy Rodriguez
Head coach: Jill Ellis

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn, 15-Verena Faisst, 22-Luisa Wensing; 6-Simone Laudehr (17-Viola Odebrecht, 46), 10-Linda Bresonik, 20-Lena Goessling; 9-Alexandra Popp (14-Dzenifer Marozsan, 46), 11-Anja Mittag (24-Lena Lotzen, 78)
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 12-Almuth Schult, 16-Martina Muller, 18-Svenja Huth, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Leonie Maier
Head coach: Silvia Neid

Stats Summary: USA / GER

Shots: 14 / 25
Shots on Goal: 5 / 9
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Lena Goessling (caution)        55th minute
USA – Heather Mitts (caution)           74

Officials:
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Marie Charbonneau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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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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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
US Soccer

Lineup Notes: A New Challenge, USA Faces Spain in Alicante

USA vs. SPAIN Date: Jan. 22, 2019 Venue: Estadio José Rico Pérez Broadcast: ESPN2, UDN Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET Starting XI vs. Spain: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-Rose Lavelle; 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Mallo Read more
WNT Jan 22, 2019

Familiar Faces: Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris Stop by January Camp

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
MNT Jan 21, 2019
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