Record Breaking Crowd Set for USA vs. Portugal in Philadelphia


USA vs. Portugal

Date: Aug. 29, 2019
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Broadcast: FS1

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET


Starting XI vs. Portugal: 21-Adrianna Franch; 14-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 12-Tierna Davidson;8-Julie Ertz, 6-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan; 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 23-Christen Press


Subs: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 2-Mallory Pugh 3-Samantha Mewis, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Crystal Dunn 20-Allie Long, 22-Jessica McDonald, 25-Kristen Hamilton, 26-Casey Short

Not available: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Rose Lavelle



Starting Lineup:

  • Adrianna Franch will earn her second cap for the U.S. WNT. She made her debut vs. England on March 4 at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

  • Emily Sonnett will earn her 36th cap tonight in what will be her fourth start of 2019. She has two assists so far this year.

  • Abby Dahlkemper earns cap No. 49 today in what will be her 19th appearance, and 18th start, this year. She has played the most minutes of anybody on the team with 1,517.

  • Becky Sauerbrunnwill earn cap No. 166today and makes her 17th appearance of the year.

  • Tierna Davidson, who turns 21 on Sept. 19, will enter double digits for caps this year, making her 10th appearance of 2019. It will be her 22nd international appearance. She has three assists this year, two coming at the World Cup against Chile, both off corner kicks.

  • Julie Ertzwill reach 90 caps today. She currently has 19 international goals, the most recent coming against Chile on June 16, which was her first World Cup goal. It will be the first time she will play in her adopted hometown of Philadelphia proper and at Lincoln Financial Field, home stadium to her husband’s Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Morgan Brian will make her third start of 2019. She earns cap No. 84 today. She has scored six international goals.

  • Lindsey Horan will make her 11th start of 2019 and earn cap No. 76. She has scored 11 international goals, with her most recent coming against the Republic of Ireland on Aug. 3 in Pasadena. She has scored four goals so far this year.

  • Tobin Heath has 31 career international goals and a total of 13 goals in her last 25 matches and 11 in her last 20. The 13 goals are 42% of her career total. She will earn cap No. 158 today.

  • Carli Lloyd will captain the USA today playing in front of a hometown crowd in Philadelphia. She makes her fourth start this year and has scored nine goals in 2019, tied for most on the team with Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.

  • Christen Press makes her 19th appearance this year and her seventh start. She has scored 49 international goals, most recently vs. England in the World Cup semifinal on July 2. She leads the team with eight assists in 2019.

  • Four players -- Kelley O’Hara, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle are not available due to injuries and Ali Krieger will miss this match due to a personal commitment.

  • There are two players on the roster who were not a part of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions in defender Casey Short and forward Kristen Hamilton, both of whom were added to the roster on Monday due to the injuries.