USWNT Looks to Win Group A vs. Costa Rica

Lineup Notes

Date: Feb. 3, 2020
Venue:BBVA Stadium; Houston, Texas

Broadcast: FS1 & TUDN

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


Starting XI vs. Costa Rica:
1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis, 9-Lindsey Horan; 14-Jessica McDonald, 10-Carli Lloyd (Capt.), 20-Christen Press


Subs: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Andi Sullivan, 12-Adrianna Franch, 13-Lynn Williams, 15-Megan Rapinoe 16-Rose Lavelle, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Ashlyn Harris


Starting Lineup:

  • Alyssa Naeher has 31 career shutouts in her 58 caps. She makes her 59th appearance tonight and has moved past Nicole Barnhart to become the third-most capped goalkeeper in U.S. history. Her start against Haiti on Jan. 28 marked her second Olympic Qualifying appearance.

  • Emily Sonnett makes the 43rd appearance of her WNT career tonight. She came off the bench vs. Haiti on Jan. 28 and started vs. Panama on Jan. 31.

  • Ali Krieger will earn cap No. 106 tonight. Krieger is playing in her third Olympic Qualifying tournament after also playing in 2016 and 2012.

  • Abby Dahlkemper will start the 49th of her 56th overall caps tonight. She came off the bench against Panama on Jan. 31, marking just her third appearance as a sub since the start of 2019. Her start against Haiti on Jan. 28 was her first in Olympic Qualifying.

  • Crystal Dunn, the only player to start all three group games, earns cap No. 99 tonight and is now one cap away from becoming the 39th player in USA history to reach the century mark. She has 24 goals for the USWNT but has been consistently playing and excelling as an outside back for the last two years. At Olympic Qualifying four years ago, while playing forward, she scored six goals, including five in one game to tie a U.S. record.

  • Julie Ertz has 19 career international goals, seven off free kicks and eight off corner kicks. Making her 97th appearance tonight, Ertz is just three away from hitting the century mark. Ertz had an assist on Carli’s Lloyd’s goal against Haiti on Jan. 31. It was her fourth career assist.

  • Samantha Mewis, who has grown into a vitally important contributor to the midfield, will earn her 62nd cap. She has 14 career goals.

  • Lindsey Horan, who has 16 career goals, scored her first career hat trick vs. Panama on Jan. 31 while also recording two assists. She will earn her 81st cap tonight.

  • Jessica McDonald will earn her 16th career cap tonight. She has three international goals, most recently against Panama on Jan. 31. She is making her first Olympic Qualifying appearance.

  • Carli Lloyd will earn an incredible 290th cap for the USWNT tonight. She has hit the back of the net in seven of her eight most recent appearances, scoring nine times. Lloyd has the most Olympic Qualifying appearances of anyone on the roster. Tonight, will mark her 16th Olympic qualifying game (2008, 2012, 2016 & 2020) and she has scored 13 goals in the tournament. She and Tobin Heath are the only U.S. players to have appeared in four different Olympic Qualifying tournaments and they are the only two Americans who have scored in four different Olympic Qualifying tournaments. After scoring against Haiti on Jan. 28, she now needs one goal to tie Wambach (14) for most goals by an USWNT player in Olympic Qualifying. Lloyd is the only player on the roster with double figures in Olympic Qualifying appearances and goals.

  • Christen Press scored against Panama on a header on Jan. 31, giving her goals in four consecutive games dating back to last year. She now 53 career goals and 35 career assists and will earn her 133rd cap tonight.