USWNT Finishes 2019 in Jacksonville vs. Costa Rica

Andonovski has made four changes from the lineup that started against Sweden.

USA vs. Costa Rica

Date: Nov. 10, 2019
Venue:TIAA Bank Field; Jacksonville, Fla.

Broadcast: ESPN2; TUDN

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET


Starting XI vs. Costa Rica:
18-Ashlyn Harris; 30-Margaret Purce, 28-Alana Cook, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 14-Emily Sonnett; 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle, 6-Morgan Brian; 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 23-Christen Press

Available Subs: 2-Mal Pugh, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Jessica McDonald, 25-Andi Sullivan, 26-Casey Short, 27-Lynn Williams


Not dressing: Alyssa Naeher, Aubrey Bledsoe, Abby Dahlkemper, Lindsey Horan, Imani Dorsey

Left camp due to family commitment: Samantha Mewis

Starting Lineup:

  • Andonovski has made four changes from the lineup that started against Sweden.

  • Ashlyn Harris will earn her 24th cap tonight. Her most recent one came vs. Korea on Oct. 3 as she played 90 minutes to earn her eighth career shutout.

  • Margaret “Midge” Purce will play as a right back tonight in what it will be her first cap with the USWNT. She scored eight goals this year for the Portland Thorns, second on the team, and was a key factor for the team while the World Cup players were in France. The Harvard grad and USYNT veteran was last in with the USA during the summer of 2018 but injured her ankle during training and had not been back until this camp.

  • Alana Cook will start at center back alongside Becky Sauerbrunn tonight in what will be her first international appearance for the USA at the senior level. Cook went directly to Europe after an excellent career at Stanford and currently plays with Paris Saint-Germain in France. She was the Pac-12 Defender of the Year in 2012. She has played with the USA at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels and played with the U.S. U-23 WNT earlier this year. She has five career U-23 caps.

  • Becky Sauerbrunnwill earn cap No. 171today, surpassing her childhood hero Carla Overbeck, and makes her 22nd appearance of the year. Becky has 131 more caps than the rest of the back line combined.

  • Emily Sonnett makes her 40th international appearance and her eighth start of 2019.

  • Julie Ertzwill earn her 95th cap. She currently has 19 international goals, the most recent coming against Chile on June 16, which was her first World Cup goal.

  • Rose Lavelle will earn her 38th career cap today and her 31st start. She has 10 international goals.

  • Morgan Brian will play in her sixth game of 2019. She has scored one goal this year, a header on Aug. 29 vs. Portugal for her seventh career goal. It was her first goal for the U.S. since November of 2016 when she scored in a win over Romania. She will earn cap No. 87 tonight.

  • Carli Lloyd will captain the USA today and will be making her ninth start this year. She has scored 15 goals in 2019, most on the team. Her most recent two goals came vs. Sweden on Nov. 7, upping her international total to 120. She has 22 multi-goal games in her career.

  • Tobin Heath has 32 career international goals, including 14 goals in her last 29 matches and 12 in her last 24. She is making her 19 appearances this year and it will be her 162nd international cap.

  • Christen Press has 129 caps, 50 career goals and 35 career assists. She has four multi-assist games in 2019. With her 50th goal, which came vs. Sweden on Nov. 7, Press became the 12th player in USWNT history to reach that mark. She also leads the USA in assists this year with 12, a career high (her previous high was 11 assists in 2014). Press is also the only player on the team to play in all 24 games this year for the USWNT.

  • Six players from the training camp roster – Alyssa Naeher, Aubrey Bledsoe, Abby Dahlkemper, Lindsey Horan, Imani Dorsey – will not dress for tonight’s game.

  • Five players from the 2019 World Cup championship team – Megan Rapinoe, Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Tierna Davidson and Kelley O’Hara – were not available for selection to training camp due to injury while Alex Morgan is pregnant with her first child.