0
US Soccer

U.S. Rallies for 1-1 Draw Against Canada

WINNIPEG, Canada (May 8, 2014) - U.S. Women's National Team forward Sydney Leroux scored a clutch 78th-minute equalizer and the USA earned a 1-1 draw against Canada at Investors Group Field, one of six venues for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Leroux scored her team-leading sixth goal of 2014 and the 30th tally of her WNT career. She has scored in three straight matches against Canada.

The USA and Canada played in front of 28,255 spectators, the second-largest crowd for a women's international friendly in Canada.

With the draw, the USA extended its unbeaten streak against Canada to 30 games (25-0-5). The unbeaten streak started in 2001, with the U.S. WNT's last loss to Canada coming in the opener of that year's Algarve Cup on March 11 in Lagos, Portugal.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson), 35th minute:
Diana Matheson patiently waited for Canada to be set for her corner kick from the right side. She delivered a good ball into the center of the box, where 18-year-old center back Kadeisha Buchanan stepped up and delivered. Buchanan fought off USA forward Abby Wambach and defender Ali Krieger, heading the ball into ground toward the left side of the frame for her first international goal. USA 0, CAN 1 (SEE GOAL)

USA - Sydney Leroux (unassisted), 78th minute: In the waning minutes, the USA finally found the score sheet with Vancouver-born Sydney Leroux's strike. Becky Sauerbrunn started the sequence with the dish to second-half sub Crystal Dunn on the right side. Dunn crossed in and Canada defender Rebecca Quinn's attempt to head clear went to the left side of the box. Leroux converged with a right-footed shot that bounced once underneath Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod and into the right side of the frame. Leroux scored her team-leading sixth goal of 2014 and the 30th of her career. USA 1, CAN 1 (SEE GOAL) (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CAN - Erin McLeod, 7th minute:
With the game's first big scoring chance for either side, the USA's Heather O'Reilly cut in on her left, eluding her defender and searching for the upper left corner of the frame. Erin McLeod stretched with her right arm to bat the ball away for a U.S. corner kick. Canada withstood some early pressure in the first 10 minutes and improved its possession as the first half progressed.

CAN - Erin McLeod, 52nd minute: It was not a shot on goal, but Canada's goalkeeper made a clutch interception on a USA set piece. U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday took the free kick from the left side and Abby Wambach rose up from the right side. Wambach tried to head the ball across the six-yard box, but McLeod alertly made the interception to maintain Canada's one-goal lead.

Milestone Watch:

  • Midfielder Lauren Holiday became the 30th U.S. WNT player to earn 100 career caps. Holiday made her WNT debut in 2007. (Watch Lauren Holiday: 100 Caps with the U.S. WNT)
  • With her 30th career goal, Sydney Leroux ties Brandi Chastain for 16th on the all-time scoring list.
  • Heather O'Reilly made her 203rd career appearance and is now one cap away from Tiffeny Milbrett for seventh all-time. Milbrett had 204 caps from 1992-2005.
  • Abby Wambach made her 221st career appearance and is sixth all-time, but she still has a long road to catch Joy Fawcett (239 caps from 1987-2004).
  • Second-half substitute Christie Rampone is the USA's active cap leader, making her 292nd career appearance. She only trails Kristine Lilly, who is the WNT all-time leader with 352 caps from 1987-2010.

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. WNT faces France at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 14, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Broadcast information: ussoccer.com
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt); Facebook;  Instagram

Additional Notes:

  • The USA is 6-2-2 in 2014.
  • The U.S. is now 47-3-6 all-time against Canada. The USA has faced Canada more than any other opponent since the series started in 1986.
  • The USA had shut out its opponents for 305 minutes before Canada's first-half tally on Thursday.
  • The U.S. WNT has outscored Canada 172-37 in the series.
  • Jill Ellis, in her second stint as interim head coach, is 5-0-3 all-time. She was the interim head coach following Pia Sundhage's departure to coach Sweden and is currently leading the team after U.S. Soccer parted ways with former head coach Tom Sermanni on April 6.
  • The WNT starting lineup against Canada featured Hope Solo in goal and a back four of left back Meghan Klingenberg, right back Ali Krieger and center backs Becky Sauerbrunn and Whitney Engen.
  • Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian and Carli Lloyd played in the middle of the 4-3-3 formation.
  • The USA's starting front line included Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly. Wambach wore the captain's armband.
  • Crystal Dunn made her first appearance of 2014, entering the match for Klingenberg in the 58th minute. Dunn, who had been nursing an ankle injury, now has nine career caps with the U.S. WNT.
  • In the 68th minute, Christen Press replaced Wambach and Allie Long made her WNT debut, entering for Brian. Press has 22 career appearances. Long earned her first call-up to the USA since July of 2010, when she was named to a training camp roster under former head coach Sundhage.
  • Veteran defender Christie Rampone replaced Engen in the 82nd minute.
  • O'Reilly, Press and Sauerbrunn are the only three players who have played in all 10 games this year for the WNT.

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

Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Canada
Date: May 8, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Investors Group Field; Winnipeg, Canada
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT
Attendance: 28,255
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy

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

CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson)  35th minute
USA - Sydney Leroux                                    78

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 82), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg (16-Crystal Dunn, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Morgan Brian (17-Allie Long, 68), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O'Reilly, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 68), 2-Sydney Leroux
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Amy Rodriguez , 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Julie Johnston 
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

CAN: 1-Erin McLeod; 7-Rhian Wilkinson (5-Robyn Gayle, 90+6), 20-Kadeisha Buchanan, 3-Rebecca Quinn, 2-Sura Yekka; 8-Diana Matheson, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair (capt.), 13-Sophie Schmidt (10-Jessie Fleming, 86); 9-Josée Bélanger (6-Kaylyn Kyle, 64), 16-Jonelle Filigno (14-Melissa Tancredi, 74)
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Nkem Ezurike, 17-Brittany Baxter, 19-Adriana Leon, 22-Ashley Lawrence, 33-Karina LeBlanc
Head Coach: John Herdman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 14/4
Shots on Goal: 7/2
Saves: 2/6
Corner Kicks: 5/2
Fouls: 10/13
Offside: 2/2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Melissa Pastrana (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Lopez (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Kimberly Rojas (CRC) 
Fourth Official: Sheena Dickson (CAN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

Read more
WNT May 8, 2014

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

Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Canada 
Date: May 8, 2014 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Investors Group Field; Winnipeg, Canada 
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT 
Attendance: 28,255 
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy

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

CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson)  35th minute 
USA - Sydney Leroux                                    78

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 82), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg (16-Crystal Dunn, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Morgan Brian (17-Allie Long, 68), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O'Reilly, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 68), 2-Sydney Leroux 
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Amy Rodriguez , 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Julie Johnston  
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

CAN: 1-Erin McLeod; 7-Rhian Wilkinson (5-Robyn Gayle, 90+6), 20-Kadeisha Buchanan, 3-Rebecca Quinn, 2-Sura Yekka; 8-Diana Matheson, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair (capt.), 13-Sophie Schmidt (10-Jessie Fleming, 86); 9-Josée Bélanger (6-Kaylyn Kyle, 64), 16-Jonelle Filigno (14-Melissa Tancredi, 74) 
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Nkem Ezurike, 17-Brittany Baxter, 19-Adriana Leon, 22-Ashley Lawrence, 33-Karina LeBlanc 
Head Coach: John Herdman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN 
Shots: 14/4 
Shots on Goal: 7/2 
Saves: 2/6 
Corner Kicks: 5/2 
Fouls: 10/13 
Offside: 2/2

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials: 
Referee: Melissa Pastrana (HON) 
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Lopez (HON) 
Assistant Referee 2: Kimberly Rojas (CRC)  
Fourth Official: Sheena Dickson (CAN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

{36D2B58F-FC9C-4C57-9B44-E85846AB8A19}
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.


Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
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-Mallory Pugh, 12-Tierna Davidson, 20-Jessica McDonald, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 25-McCall Zerboni, 27-Andi Sullivan

Starting Lineup

  • Since the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA has failed to score in just one game (vs. Australia at the 2017 ToN). That’s a 34-game span.
  • Several players who were precautionarily unavailable against France on Jan. 19 due to minor injuries are back in the lineup.
  • Alyssa Naeher will earn her 41st career cap tonight. She has 21 career shutouts and is the fifth goalkeeper in U.S. history to earn 30 or more caps.
  • Emily Sonnett will earn cap No. 28 today.
  • Abby Dahlkemper will earn her 32nd cap tonight. She played all 90 minutes in Saturday’s match vs. France in Le Havre on Jan. 19.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn will earn her 151st cap tonight. She is now the 20th player, and just the third player who has played exclusively defender, to play 150 times for the U.S. WNT.
  • Crystal Dunn will earn her 77th WNT cap tonight. After starting in the midfield vs. France on Jan. 19, she will start in the back line tonight.
  • Julie Ertz, who did not dress for the match vs. France, is making her 74th international appearance tonight. She has scored 18 career goals.
  • Lindsey Horan scored three goals in 2018 and had eight assists, second-most on the team. She is making her 64rd international appearance with the WNT tonight after playing 84 minutes vs. France on Jan. 19.
  • Rose Lavelle, who also did not dress for the game vs. France, makes her first start and appearance of this year. It will cap No. 21 for Lavelle, who has scored six career goals.
  • Tobin Heath is another player who did not dress vs. France but will take the field vs. Spain to make her 143rd international appearance for the USA. In 2018, Heath scored 7 goals in only 10 appearances.
  • Alex Morgan scored 18 goals in 2018 and now has 98 career goals in 154 caps. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal list. Morgan has scored 25 goals over her last 27 WNT matches, a span that runs from the end of 2017. The 25 goals have included six braces and one hat trick. Morgan will earn cap No. 155 today tying Michelle Akers for 17th all-time in caps.
  • Captaining the USA tonight is Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe, who did not suit up vs. France, earns her 146th cap for the U.S WNT. She was the team-leader in assist last year, earning 12 in 2018.
Read more
WNT Jan 22, 2019
×