USWNT To Face Germany In Final Match Of 2022Watch USA-Germany on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN
The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its final match of 2022 on Sunday, Nov. 13, taking on Germany at 5 p.m. ET at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPN, will be the second meeting in four days between the USA, ranked No. 1 in the most recent FIFA Women’s World Rankings, and Germany, ranked No. 3.
The teams met on Nov. 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in front of a crowd of nearly 17,000 at DRV PNK Stadium. The high-energy affair saw all three goals scored in the second half, including a Megan Rapinoe equalizer in the 85th minute off an assist from Alex Morgan before an eventual German game-winner in the 89th snapped the USA’s home unbeaten streak at 71 consecutive games. Germany’s opening goal came in the 52nd minute via an own goal while Paulina Krumbiegel netted the winning goal for the visitors off a well-executed set-piece transition for the 2-1 final score.
Sunday’s game will cap off an eventful 2022 campaign for the Americans, which saw the USA qualify for both the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics after winning the 2022 Concacaf W Championship in July. After successfully punching its ticket to a ninth Women’s World Cup, the Americans closed out the year with a highly competitive fall schedule, playing the final eight games of the year against teams that have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off in just over eight months. Since the knockout rounds of the Concacaf W Championship, the USA has played Costa Rica and Canada, both of whom will also represent the region in New Zealand and Australia, played two games against perennial African power Nigeria and traveled to Europe for matches against England and Spain, both of whom are amongst the favorites to win the tournament, before hosting Germany for two matches to close out the year.
A total of 34 players have seen action in the USA’s 17 matches so far in 2022, with seven players making their USWNT debut this calendar year and 21 different players tallying either a goal or an assist so far this calendar year.
Following the match at Red Bull Arena, the team will break for the holidays before reconvening in New Zealand to open the year with a pair of friendlies in January against the World Cup co-host Football Ferns. Fans will also be able to follow the action via Twitter (@USWNT), Instagram (@USWNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.
USWNT DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current), 18-Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): 3-Alana Cook (OL Reign), 19-Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), 23-Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), 12-Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), 8-Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), 5-Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 14-Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), 10-Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), 20-Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC), 16-Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), 22-Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), 2-Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), 17-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (7): 7-Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), 13-Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), 9-Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), 15-Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), 6-Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), 11-Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), 25-Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)
The 24-player roster for these matches against Germany features 20 players who took part in the European Tour in October, including now 18-year-old Alyssa Thompson, who made her international debut on Oct. 7 against England to become the youngest player to earn a first cap for the USWNT since 2016. Thompson, who became the 70th teenager all-time to appear for the USWNT, celebrated her 18th birthday on Monday. Returning to this roster are forwards and NWSL MVP candidates Alex Morgan and Mallory Pugh, both of whom were unable to participate in the October camp but bring a wealth of international experience and attacking flair to this roster. Taylor Kornieck is back in the midfield while goalkeeper Adrianna Franch earns her first call-up since October 2021 after a stellar season with the Kansas City Current in which she collected NWSL Best XI Second Team honors while leading the club to the NWSL Championship Game. Defender Emily Fox is also back in the squad after suffering an injury in the opening stages of the Oct. 7 match against England that kept out of action for the Oct. 11 game in Spain.
New Jersey natives Casey Murphy and Alana Cook both started and played the full 90 minutes in Thursday’s match-up in Ft. Lauderdale while Crystal Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Sam Coffey (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) both came on as second-half substitutes.
Should she see the field on Sunday against Germany, Alex Morgan will become just the 13th player in USWNT history to reach the 200-cap milestone. Since making her international debut in March 2010, Morgan has tallied 119 goals and 47 assists in her 199 international appearances, good for fifth on the USA’s all-time scoring charts and 11th in assists. She has scored in 82 of her 199 international appearances, while making 135 starts and captaining the USA 21 times during that span. Of her 199 caps, 16 have come at World Cups, 18 at the Olympics, 24 in World Cup or Olympic Qualifying and 141 in friendlies. Morgan can become just the sixth active player in the world with 200 caps, joining her USWNT teammate Becky Sauerbrunn, who reached the milestone in February of this year, along with Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Sophie Schmidt, Sweden’s Caroline Seger and Sherida Spitse from the Netherlands.
CP WNT TO BE HONORED AT RED BULL ARENA
On Nov. 13, U.S. Soccer, the U.S. Women’s National Team and Degree® Deodorant will recognize the world champion U.S. Soccer Cerebral Palsy Women’s National Team for winning the inaugural IFCPF Women’s World Cup this past May. The CP WNT , for eligible players with CP, a stroke or traumatic brain injury, topped Australia 4-2 in overtime during the thrilling World Cup Final, lifting the first-ever world championship trophy for women’s CP soccer. Launched in January 2022 as the Para Women’s National Team, the IFCPF Women’s World Cup represented the CP WNT’s first international competition. The team was recently renamed to the CP Women’s National Team this year to align with international naming conventions for the sport. The CP WNT will be celebrated during the USWNT’s match against Germany on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. as the team will gather in Clifton, N.J. for a touchpoint training camp from Nov. 10-14.
SERIES HISTORY: USA vs. GERMANY
The USA and Germany have played 34 times previously with the USWNT leading the overall series 22-4-7. Despite the long history between the teams – which dates back to 1988 – Thursday’s match in Ft. Lauderdale was the first meeting between the sides since 2018, when the teams met on March 1 in the SheBelieves Cup. The USA won that game 1-0 behind a 17th minute goal from Megan Rapinoe on a snowy and windy night in Columbus, Ohio on the first match day of the tournament.The gap of more than four years between meetings is the longest in the history between the two countries.
Rapinoe found the net again on Thursday, netting her first goal of 2022 and the 63rd of her decorated international career in the 85th minute, but Germany scored the game winner four minutes later to come away with its first win over the Americans since 2003.
Of the 34 all-time meetings between the teams, 18 have come on U.S. where the Americans have a record a 11-3-3 in the previous 17 meetings. This will be the first ever meeting between the teams in the state of New Jersey, though the USA is no stranger to playing in the Garden State. The USWNT is 9-2-3 all-time in matches played in the state of New Jersey, including a 4-1-2 mark at Red Bull Arena.
Germany is the fifth different European opponent the USA has faced this year and the ninth since the start of 2021, having played Sweden twice during that span and the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Czech Republic, Iceland, England and Spain once each.
Ranked No. 3 in the world in the latest FIFA rankings, Germany is the highest-ranked opponent the USA has faced this year and the highest-ranked foe for the top-ranked Americans since playing third-ranked France in April of 2021. The USA won that match in Le Havre on April 13, 2021, 2-0, behind goals from Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Including Sunday’s game in New Jersey, the USA will have played its final four games of the calendar year against Top-10 opponents.
2022 USWNT MEDIA GUIDE
The 2022 U.S. Women’s National Team Media Guide is available for download. The Media Guide features all the history and statistic for the USWNT, as well as full bios on technical staff and the current top players, information on the USA’s Youth Women’s National Teams and general important information on U.S. Soccer.
NEW YEAR, NEW ZEALAND
When the calendar turns to 2023, the eyes of the U.S. Women’s National Team – and the footballing world – will shift to Australia and New Zealand for the fast-approaching 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA will kick off the new year with incredibly valuable preparations for the World Cup as it will hold its annual January Training Camp in New Zealand and play two matches against the Football Ferns.
The USWNT will train in New Zealand for six days before facing the Ferns on Jan. 18 at Sky Stadium in Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara (4 p.m. local/10 p.m. ET on Jan. 17) and again in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau on Jan. 21 at Eden Park (4 p.m. local./10 p.m. ET on Jan. 20).
The January matches will be the first ever games for the USA in New Zealand and both games will be played at the venues which just six months later will host all three of the USWNT group games at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On October 22 at the Women’s World Cup Final Draw in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, the USA was placed into Group E, which meant it would face Vietnam on July 22 at Eden Park, the Netherlands on July 27 at Sky Stadium and the Group A Playoff Winner on Aug. 1 back at Eden Park.
2023 ON THE HORIZON
The 2023 Women’s World Cup Final Draw took place on Oct. 22 in Auckland and place drew the expanded field of 32 teams into eight group, setting the pathway and schedule for the tournament. The tournament will open on July 20 as co-host New Zealand takes on Norway in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau. An hour later, co-host Australia opens against the Republic of Ireland in Sydney/Gadigal. The full tournament schedule along with kickoff times can be found here.
The USA will face World Cup debutant Vietnam, Netherlands and the Group A Playoff Winner -- either Portugal, Thailand or Cameroon -- in Group E, playing the entirety of the group stage in New Zealand. The U.S. will open Group E play against Vietnam on July 22 at Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and then face the Netherlands on July 27 at Wellington Regional Stadium – also known as Sky Stadium - in Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, marking the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup history that the two finalists from the previous tournament will meet in group play. The USA will then close out the group stage against the Group A Playoff Winner on Aug. 1 at Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.
The Inter-Confederation Playoffs will determine the final three qualification spots for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, including the USA’s final opponent for the group stage. The ten-team playoff tournament will take place in New Zealand from February 17-23, 2023 and features ten nations split into three groups, with the winner of each group qualifying for the Women's World Cup. Group A will feature Cameroon against Thailand on Feb. 18 with the winner taking on Portugal for a berth to the World Cup on Feb. 22.
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND 2023 GROUPS
Group A: New Zealand, Norway, Philippines and Switzerland
Group B: Australia, Ireland, Nigeria and Canada
Group C: Spain, Costa Rica, Zambia and Japan
Group D: England, Group B Playoff Winner, Denmark and China PR
Group E: USA, Vietnam, Netherlands and the Group A Playoff Winner
Group F: France, Colombia, Jamaica, Brazil and the Group C Playoff Winner
Group G: Sweden, South Africa, Italy and Argentina
Group H: Germany, Morocco, Colombia and Korea Republic
Single match passes are available between now and March 3rd via FIFA’s ticketing portalon a first come, first serve basis. Prices will start at AUD/NZD$20 for adults and AUD/NZD$10 for children. For more information about the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup visit the FIFA’s 2023 World Cup hub.
USA ROSTER NOTES
- The loss to Germany on Nov. 10 snapped the USA’s 71-game home unbeaten streak, which had been the second longest in program history and spanned more than five years.
- After conceding just two goals total through the first 14 matches of the year, the USA has allowed two goals in each of its last three matches.
- Since the start of 2020, the USWNT has played 32 matches in the United States and 18 outside the country. The USA is 29-1-2 in domestic matches and has outscored the opposition 128-5 (+123) at home and is 10-4-4 with a 35-16 goal margin (+19) when playing outside the USA.
- The most capped player on this roster is Becky Sauerbrunn at 210, followed Alex Morgan (199), Megan Rapinoe (197), Crystal Dunn (126) and Lindsey Horan (121) while the least capped players are Adrianna Franch (10), Trinity Rodman (10), Naomi Girma (9), Hailie Mace (7), Taylor Kornieck (6), Sam Coffey (4) and Alyssa Thompson (2).
- Becky Sauerbrunn is the oldest player on the roster (37 years old) while Thompson (18) is the youngest.
- Through 17 games in 2022, the USWNT has had 27 goals scored by players under the age of 24. Over the course of 2019, 2020 and 2021 – a total of 57 games – the USWNT had a combined total of 10 goals scored by players under the age of 24.
- Morgan is the top scorer on the roster in international play with 119 goals while Rapinoe has 63. Lindsey Horan has 26. Dunn and Pugh both have 24 goals for the USWNT while Rose Lavelle has 22. Smith has 11, including a team-high 10 goals in 2022.
- Smith comes into the National Team after a trophy-laden month in which she became the youngest NWSL MVP in history after scoring 14 regular season goals, then scored in the NWSL title game to earn Championship Game MVP honors while leading Portland Thorns FC to its third league title.
- With 10 international goals so far this year with the USWNT, the 22-year-old Smith will be looking to become the youngest player to lead the WNT in scoring in a calendar year since a 21-year-old Mia Hamm led the USA with 10 goals in 1993, seven years before Smith was born.
- Seventeen different players have scored for the USWNT so far in 2022 – Smith (10), Mallory Pugh (6), Catarina Macario (5), Alex Morgan (4), Rose Lavelle (4), Kristie Mewis (3), Ashley Sanchez (3), Ashley Hatch (2), Trinity Rodman (2), Midge Purce (2), Kelley O’Hara (1), Jaelin Howell (1), Andi Sullivan (1), Taylor Kornieck (1), Emily Sonnett (1), Lindsey Horan (1) and Megan Rapinoe (1).
- The USA’s other six goals this year came via own goals, the most ever in a calendar year in program history with three on Feb. 20 vs. New Zealand, and one each on April 12 vs. Uzbekistan, June 28 vs. Colombia and Sept. 6 vs. Nigeria.
- Fifteen different players have tallied an assist for the USWNT so far in 2022 – Pugh (7), Lavelle (6), Sanchez (3), Alana Cook (2), Sofia Huerta (2), Megan Rapinoe (2), O’Hara (2), Purce (1), Hatch (1), Naomi Girma (1), Macario (1), Smith (1), Sullivan (1), Emily Fox (1) and Morgan (1).
- Andonovski is 41-5-6 in 52 games and went unbeaten (22-0-1) in his first 23 matches in charge of the USWNT, setting a record for the best start for a head coach in USWNT history. The USA opened the Andonovski era on a 16-game winning streak.
- Of Andonovski’s first 52 games, 34 have been at home and 21 have been against teams ranked in the top-13 in the world.
- With Alyssa Thompson’s debut on Oct. 7, Trinity Rodman’s debut on Feb. 17, Naomi Girma and Aubrey Kingsbury’s first caps on April 12, Taylor Kornieck’s debut on June 25, Carson Pickett’s first cap on June 28 and Sam Coffey’s first cap on Sept. 6, 17 players have now earned their first cap under Andonovski, with seven debuts coming in 2022.
- Nine of the 12 NWSL clubs are represented on this roster, along with 2021-22 UEFA Women's Champions League winners Olympique Lyon and Los Angeles youth club Total Futbol Academy, for whom Alyssa Thompson plays. Four players are from the 2021 NWSL Champions Washington Spirit, 2022 NWSL Shield Winners OL Reign and 2022 NWSL Champions Portland Thorns FC.
IN FOCUS: GERMANY | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
Current FIFA World Ranking: 3
UEFA Ranking: 2
FIFA Country Code: GER
World Cup Appearances: 8 (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)
Best World Cup finish: Champions (2003, 2007)
Record vs. USA: 5-22-7
Last Meeting vs. USA: November 10, 2022 (2-1 win for Germany in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Head Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (GER)
GERMANY WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Merle Frohms (VfL Wolfsburg), 12-Almuth Schult (Angel City FC, USA), 30-Ann-Katrin Berger (FC Chelsea, ENG)
DEFENDERS (10): 2-Carolin Simon (FC Bayern München), 3-Kathrin Hendrich (VfL Wolfsburg), 4-Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), 5-Jana Feldkamp (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), 8-Maximiliane Rall (FC Bayern München), 17-Felicitas Rauch (VfL Wolfsburg), 23-Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt), 24-Sjoeke Nüsken (Eintracht Frankfurt), 25-Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), 28-Joelle Wedemeyer (VfL Wolfsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 6-Lena Oberdorf (VfL Wolfsburg), 9-Svenja Huth (VfL Wolfsburg), 14-Lena Lattwein (VfL Wolfsburg), 16-Linda Dallmann (FC Bayern München), 20-Lina Magull (FC Bayern München), 22-Jule Brand (VfL Wolfsburg), 26-Chantal Hagel (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), 27-Paulina Krumbiegel (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), 31-Janina Minge (SC Freiburg)
FORWARDS (4): 10-Laura Freigang (Eintracht Frankfurt), 11-Alexandra Popp (VfL Wolfsburg), 19-Klara Bühl (FC Bayern München), 33-Melissa Kossler (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
GERMANY ROSTER NOTES
- The USA and Germany have won 11 out of the 15 world championships that have been contested in women’s soccer history. The USA has won four Women’s World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals while Germany has two Women’s World Cup titles and one Olympic gold medal.
- On Sept. 3, Germany qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Turkey (followed by an 8-0 trouncing of Bulgaria on Sept. 6) and topped Group H in UEFA qualifying with a 9-0-1 record while scoring 47 goals and allowing five. Germany is one of seven countries to have qualified for every Women’s World Cup that has been staged. The other six are USA, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Brazil and Nigeria.
- At the end of July, Germany made an impressive run to the title game of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro, but fell in overtime to host England, 2-1, in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium. Midfielder Lina Magull scored Germany’s lone goal in the final, which was played without star forward Alexandra Popp, who was injured during warmups and could not add to her six tournament goals, which tied for most in the competition
- Seventeen of the 26 players on this roster for the matches against the USA were a part of Germany’s roster for the 2022 EURO.
- Popp is the most-capped player on this roster with 123 international appearances and has 61 career goals, good for fifth all-time in the history of the Germany Women’s National Team.
- Midfielder Svenja Huth is the next most experienced player on the roster with 76 caps while Magull has 22 goals in 67 international appearances, the second-most goals by any player on this roster.
- Midfielder Lena Oberdorf is another standout on this German roster. The 20-year-old was named the EURO 2022 Young Player of the Tournament and has 34 caps already in her young career.
- With the Women’s Bundesliga long being one of the world’s top leagues, most of the German players stay home to play professionally and 24 of the 26 players on the roster play for top German clubs. Twenty-two players come from just four clubs: eight from VfL Wolfsburg, the defending league champions, five players turn out for FC Bayern Munich and five for Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Germany head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is a former Germany Women’s National Team great who played 125 times for her country. She played three FIFA Women's World Cups (1991, 1995, 1999), one Olympics (1996) and five UEFA Women's Championships (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997). Before taking charge of her home country, Voss-Tecklenburg took Switzerland into the upper echelon of European women’s soccer as head coach from 2012-2018.