After a 1-0 win against China PR on June 7 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, the U.S. Women’s National Team will now face China on June 12 in Cleveland, Ohio. Here are Five Things to Know about China PR.
China Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Peng Shimeng (Jiangsu FC), 24-Yang Yan (Henan FC), 31-Zhou Li (Shandong FC)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Liu Shanshan (Beijing FC), 4-Li Danyang (Dalian FC), 5-Wu Haiyan (Wuhan FC), 6-Lin Yuping (Wuhan FC), 26-Wang Yan (Dalian FC), 27-Yao Wei (Wuhan FC), 29-Li Tingting (Shandong FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 13-Lyu Yueyun (Wuhan FC), 14-Xu Yanlu (Jiangsu FC), 16-Yan Jinjin (Shanghai FC), 19-Tan Ruyin (Guangdong FC), 20-Zhang Rui (Changchun FC), 23-Ren Guixin (Changchun FC)
FORWARDS (9): 7-Wang Shuang (Wuhan FC), 9-Tang Jiali (Jiangsu FC), 10-Li Ying (Shandong FC), 11-Wang Shanshan (Dalian FC), 18-Han Peng (Changchun FC), 21-Xiao Yuyi (Shanghai FC), 25-Lou Jiahui (Henan FC), 28-Miao Siwen (Shanghai FC), 30-Yang Li (Jiangsu FC)
A RICH HISTORY
China has been the second-most frequent opponent in U.S. history. The U.S. has played China 57 times, behind only Canada (58). Since 1991 – a span of 27 years – the U.S. and China have failed to play a match in a calendar year only seven times, but two of those were 2016 and 2017. China’s nine all-time wins against the USA are the most of any team besides Norway (19).
The USA has only allowed China to score more than two goals once. The game was a 3-3 tie in Gavle, Sweden, during the 1995 Women’s World Cup. The USA has scored two or more goals in 30 of their 57 meetings with China.