Lineup Notes: USA Takes on England in Nashville

Facts and figures about the USA's Starting XI vs. England.
By: U.S. Soccer

USA vs. England
March 2, 2019
Nissan Stadium
4:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. CT

In connection with the SheBelieves theme, the U.S. Women's National Team will wear the names of iconic and influential women on the back of their Nike jerseys when the USA faces England in the team's second game of the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

Each member of the U.S. WNT – a ground-breaking group of women in their own right – selected the name of a woman who has inspired them in their pursuit of excellence both on and off the field. The women range from historic to contemporary, hail from diverse backgrounds and champion a variety of causes. A complete list of the women chosen by the players is below.

Starting XI vs. England: 21-Adrianna Franch (SCURRY); 5-Kelley O’Hara (HAO), 7-Abby Dahlkemper (LAWRENCE), 12-Tierna Davidson (RIDE), 19-Crystal Dunn (SERENA); 8-Julie Ertz (UNDERWOOD), 11-Mallory Pugh (YONCÉ), 16-Rose Lavelle (ROWLING); 17-Tobin Heath (BURKE), 13-Alex Morgan (WAMBACH), 15-Megan Rapinoe (LORDE) (capt.)

Subs: 1-Alyssa Naeher (ROBERTS), 2-Emily Sonnett (FEY) , 3- Samantha Mewis (HAMM), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (RBG), 6-Andi Sullivan (MENDOZA), 10-Carli Lloyd (MALALA), 14-Casey Short (SOWERS), 20-Jessica McDonald (ANGELOU), 22-Emily Fox (DELLE DONNE), 23-Christen Press (S.TRUTH), 24-Ashlyn Harris (CARDI B), 25-McCall Zerboni (M.TERESA)

Starting Lineup:

  • With starting goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher ruled out today with a minor shoulder injury, Adrianna Franchmakes her first career start in what will be her first career cap for the U.S. WNT. Franch, the two-time reigning NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year and a member of the USA’s 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup Team, has trained at multiple camps over the years and has been a part of the senior National Team pool since 2012.
  • Kelley O’Hara makes her second appearance of 2019. She did not play in either of the January matches vs. France and Spain as she was still recovering from ankle surgery. She will earn her 114th cap tonight. She played 45 minutes against Japan on Feb. 27 and exited in a planned substitution.
  • Abby Dahlkemper will earn her 34th cap tonight in what will be her fourth consecutive start of 2019. She’s played all 90 minutes in all three games so far this year.
  • Tierna Davidson makes her second U.S. WNT start since Sept. 4, 2018. Davidson suffered a broken ankle late in 2018 which caused her to miss WCQ with the WNT and the November friendlies in Europe. She returned to the roster for the 2019 January training camp and played 82 minutes as a substitute over the games vs. France and Spain. She will earn her 16th cap. She played all 90 minutes vs. Japan on Feb. 27.
  • Crystal Dunn will earn her 79th WNT cap tonight and makes her fourth consecutive start of 2019.
  • Julie Ertz makes her 76th international appearance. She has scored 18 career goals and will make her third appearance and start of 2019.
  • Mallory Pugh will earn her 47th cap of her WNT career. It will be her fourth appearance and third start. She scored the USA goal vs. France on Jan. 19 in Le Havre. She has 13 career goals.
  • Rose Lavelle will make her third start and appearance of 2019. It’ll be cap No. 23 for Lavelle. She’s scored six career goals.
  • Tobin Heath will earn her 145th international appearance for the USA. Tonight, will mark her third appearance and start of the year. In 2018, Heath scored 7 goals in only 10 appearances. She has scored 25 goals in her career.
  • Alex Morgan scored 18 goals in 2018 and now has 99 career goals in 156 caps. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal list. Morgan has scored 26 goals over her last 29 WNT matches, a span that runs from the end of 2017. The 26 goals have included six braces and one hat trick. Morgan will earn cap No. 157 tonight surpassing Michelle Akers for 18th all-time in caps.
  • Megan Rapinoe will earn cap No. 148 for the U.S WNT. She was the team-leader in assists last year, earning 12 in 2018. She scored her 42nd career goal vs. Japan on Feb. 27. She will captain the USA today.
  • Since the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA has failed to score in just one game (vs. Australia at the 2017 ToN). That’s a 35-game span.





Abby Dahlkemper

Jennifer Lawrence


Tierna Davidson

Sally Ride


Crystal Dunn

Serena Williams


Julie Ertz

Carrie Underwood


Emily Fox

Elena Delle Donne


Adrianna Franch

Briana Scurry


Ashlyn Harris

Cardi B


Tobin Heath

Doris Burke


Rose Lavelle

J.K. Rowling


Carli Lloyd

Malala Yousafzai


Jessica McDonald

Maya Angelou


Samantha Mewis

Mia Hamm


Alex Morgan

Abby Wambach


Alyssa Naeher

Robin Roberts


Kelley O'Hara

Heather O'Reilly


Christen Press

Sojourner Truth


Mallory Pugh



Megan Rapinoe

Audre Lorde


Becky Sauerbrunn

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Casey Short

Katie Sowers


Emily Sonnett

Tina Fey


Andi Sullivan

Jessica Mendoza


McCall Zerboni

Mother Teresa