USWNT Continues Road to Tokyo vs. Panama in Group A

Lineup Notes
USWNT Starting IX vs Panama
USWNT Starting IX vs Panama

USA vs. Panama

Date: Jan. 31, 2020
Venue: BBVA Stadium; Houston, Texas

Broadcast: FOX Soccer Plus/FS1 at conclusion of Texas-Baylor Basketball; TUDN XTRA 4

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT


Starting XI vs. Panama:
18-Ashlyn Harris; 2-Emily Sonnett, 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauebrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 6-Andi Sullivan, 16-Rose Lavelle, 9-Lindsey Horan, 14-Jessica McDonald, 13-Lynn Williams, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.)


Subs: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 3-Samantha Mewis, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 8-Julie Ertz, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Adrianna Franch, 17-Tobin Heath, 20-Christen Press


Starting Lineup:

  • Head coach Vlatko Andonovski made seven changes to the starting lineup from the Haiti match, with only Sauerbrunn, Dunn, Lavelle and Williams starting again.

  • Ashlyn Harris earn cap No. 24 tonight after earning her most recent vs. South Korea on Oct. 3, 2019, as she played 90 minutes and got her eighth career shutout. This is her first Olympic Qualifying appearance.

  • Emily Sonnett makes the 42nd appearance of her WNT career tonight. She came off the bench vs. Haiti on Jan. 28.

  • Ali Krieger will earn cap No. 105 tonight. Krieger is playing in her third Olympic Qualifying tournament after also playing in 2016 and 2012.

  • Becky Sauerbrunnwill earn cap No. 173today. She is the third player who has played exclusively as a defender to play 150 or more times for the WNT. Sauerbrunn is also playing in her third Olympic Qualifying tournament.

  • Crystal Dunn earns cap No. 98 tonight. She has 24 goals for the USWNT but has been consistently playing and excelling as an outside back for the last two years. She is two caps away from becoming the 39th player in USA history to reach the century mark. At Olympic Qualifying four years ago, while playing forward, she scored six goals, including five in one game to tie a U.S. record.

  • Andi Sullivan will make her 16th international appearance tonight and first Olympic Qualifying appearance.

  • Rose Lavelle will earn her 40th career cap today and her 33rd start. She has 10 international goals.

  • Lindsey Horan, who has 13 career goals, and most recently scored vs. Haiti on Jan. 28, will earn her 80th cap tonight.

  • Jessica McDonald will earn her 15th career cap tonight. She has two international goals. She is making her first Olympic Qualifying appearance.

  • Lynn Williams will play in her 23rd international game tonight and will be playing center forward. She tallied vs. Haiti on Jan. 28, upping her total to seven career goals. She also had a “one shoe assist” in that game, crossing the ball to Christen Press with her right foot after her left boot had flown off during the build-up to the goal.

  • Megan Rapinoe has 50 career goals, which puts her in 12th place on the all-time U.S. scoring list. Rapinoe played the final 28 minutes against Haiti on Jan. 28 in what was just her third match since the World Cup. She has not scored since the 2019 World Cup Final. Rapinoe picked up two assists vs. Haiti and upped her career total to 65, moving past Tiffeny Milbrett into sole possession of fourth place on the U.S. all-time list.

  • The USA has scored 102 goals in Olympic Qualifying history, reaching the century mark vs. Haiti on Jan. 28 with Williams’ header goal off a corner kick.