Charlotte Plays Host to the U.S. WNT vs. Korea Republic on 2019 Victory Tour

If the USA wins tonight, Jill Ellis will surpass the late great Tony DiCicco for most wins all-time in U.S. WNT history at 106.

USA vs. Korea Republic
Date: Oct. 3, 2019
Venue:Bank of American Stadium; Charlotte, N.C.

Broadcast: FS1, TUDN

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET


Starting XI vs. Korea Republic: 18-Ashlyn Harris; 14-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 20-Allie Long, 16-Rose Lavelle; 2-Mallory Pugh, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe

Subs: 1-Alyssa Naeher,
12-Tierna Davidson, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Jessica McDonald, 23-Christen Press, 25-Andi Sullivan


Not available: 3- Samantha Mewis, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Morgan Brian, 11-Ali Krieger, 13-Alex Morgan, 17-Tobin Heath


Starting Lineup:

  • If the USA wins tonight, Jill Ellis will surpass the late great Tony DiCicco for most wins all-time in U.S. WNT history at 106.

  • Ashlyn Harris will earn cap No. 23 tonight. Her most recent one came vs. Ireland on Aug. 3 as she came off the bench at halftime.

  • Emily Sonnett will earn her 38th cap tonight in what will be her sixth start of 2019.

  • Abby Dahlkemper earns cap No. 51 today in what will be her 21st appearance and 20th start this year. She has played the most minutes of anybody on the U.S. team and is the 59th player to play 50 or more times for the U.S. WNT.

  • Becky Sauerbrunnwill earn cap No. 168today and makes her 19th appearance of the year.

  • Crystal Dunn has 24 international goals but has not scored this year since she has played primarily as an outside back. Tonight, she will earn cap No. 95.

  • Julie Ertzwill earn her 92nd cap today. She currently has 19 international goals, the most recent coming against Chile on June 16, which was her first World Cup goal.

  • Allie Long will earn her 49th cap tonight. She has 7 career goals.

  • Rose Lavelle will earn her 35th career cap tonight – her 28th start. She has 10 international goals. She played in the first Victory Tour match against Ireland but missed the matches against Portugal due to injury.

  • Mallory Pugh has 5 goals in 2019 and 17 international goals. Tonight, she earns cap No. 59.

  • Carli Lloyd will captain the USA today and will be making her sixth start this year. She has scored 12 goals in 2019, the most on the team.

  • Megan Rapinoe who missed the first three Victory Tour games due to injury, has 50 career goals, which has moved her into sole possession of 11th place on the all-time U.S. scoring list. This is her first WNT match since the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, where she scored on a penalty kick. She the Golden Ball the top player and the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the World Cup. She was recently named The FIFA Best Women’s Player of 2019.

  • Seven players – Sam Mewis, Kelley O’Hara, Morgan Brian, Ali Krieger, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan -- are not available due to injuries.

  • There is one player on the roster who was not a part of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions in midfielder Andi Sullivan. She was added to the roster on Sept. 30 due to the injuries to World Cup players.

  • With one more goal, Christen Press will become 12th American female player to score 50 or more international goals. Megan Rapinoe was the 11th, getting her 50th in the 2019 WWC Final.