2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: USWNT vs. the Netherlands - Lineup, TV Channels & Start Time

Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium; Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-tara; Broadcast: FOX, Telemundo, Universo, Peacock; Official Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. NZT / 9:00 p.m. ET on July 26

USWNT vs. Netherlands – 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group E
July 27, 2023
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium; Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-tara
Broadcast: FOX, Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
Official Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. NZT / 9:00 p.m. ET on July 26


Starting XI vs. Netherlands: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 4-Naomi Girma, 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Savannah DeMelo, 10-Lindsey Horan (Capt.), 11-Sophia Smith, 13-Alex Morgan, 17-Andi Sullivan, 19-Crystal Dunn, 20-Trinity Rodman, 23-Emily Fox


Available Subs: 2-Ashley Sanchez, 3-Sofia Huerta, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Lynn Williams, 7-Alyssa Thompson, 12-Alana Cook, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Rose Lavelle, 18-Casey Murphy, 21-Aubrey Kingsbury, 22-Kristie Mewis



  • USWNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (Including this match): Morgan (209), Dunn (134),  Horan (131), Ertz (120), Naeher (93), Sullivan (47), Smith (32), Fox (31), Rodman (20), Girma (18), DeMelo (3).
  • The starting lineup to take on the Netherlands is the same as the USWNT starting lineup that opened the World Cup against Vietnam on July 22.
  • Today’s starting lineup features four players who started against the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final – Naeher, Dunn, Ertz and Morgan.
  • Four players in today’s starting lineup also started against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics – Naeher, Dunn, Ertz and Horan.
  • Midfielder Lindsey Horan, who scored her third career World Cup goal in the second half of the USA’s opening victory over Vietnam, will captain the USA yet again as she makes her eighth career appearance and sixth start at the World Cup. Horan leads the USWNT with 680 total minutes played this year and has played the full 90 minutes in four of her last five games for the USWNT. Horan, the only U.S. player on a yellow card, will earn her 131st cap for the USA, moving into a tie with former USWNT midfielder Aly Wagner for 31st on the USA’s all-time cap charts.
  • Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher will make her ninth career start at the Women’s World Cup, having registered eight wins and five clean sheets in her previous eight appearances. In the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, Naeher became the fifth goalkeeper in history to record a clean sheet in a World Cup final, backstopping the USA to a 2-0 victory. Naeher had a match for the ages in her most recent game against the Dutch, saving a penalty late in regulation and making two PK saves in the shootout against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • After playing the full 90 minutes and helping the USA to a clean sheet in her World Cup debut, Naomi Girma will make her third consecutive start and the 16th over her international career as she earns her 18th cap for the USA. Girma, who played in two FIFA Youth World Cups, completed 73 of her 79 pass attempts in the opener against Vietnam, tops among all U.S. outfield players at 92%.
  • Julie Ertz will earn her 120th cap for the USA as she makes her 15th start – and 15th appearance overall – for the USA at the World Cup. Ertz becomes just the 12th player in USWNT history to make 15 or more starts at a World Cup and has the most World Cup starts of any player on this current roster. Ertz played the full 90 minutes at center back against Vietnam, her first 90-minute outing and first start for the USA since August of 2021.
  • Savannah DeMelo will earn her third cap as she makes her second career start, just five days after making her first career start and World Cup debut against Vietnam. DeMelo, who earned her first cap in the USA’s July 9 Send-Off Match, became the  first USWNT player to make her World Cup debut in one of her first two caps.
  • After playing a direct role in all three U.S. goals against Vietnam with two scores and an assist, Sophia Smith will make her second World Cup appearance as she earns her 32nd cap with the USWNT. Smith, who became the youngest player in USWNT history to score a brace in her World Cup debut and the youngest American since 2003 to score multiple goals in a World Cup match, made her international debut against the Netherlands in 2020, coming on as a second-half substitute in the USA’s 2-0 win in Breda.
  • Alex Morgan is set to appear in her 20th Women’s World Cup match, taking sole possession of the sixth-most World Cup appearances in USWNT history. Morgan has nine career World Cup goals and tallied her fifth career assist at the World Cup on July 22 when she set up Sophia Smith’s opening goal against Vietnam. The assist was the 50th of Morgan’s career, making her just the eighth player in USWNT history with 50+ career goals and 50+ career assists.
  • Midfielder Andi Sullivan will make her eighth start of 2023 and her second consecutive World Cup start as she makes her 47th international appearance for the USA. Sullivan played the full 90 minutes in the USA’s World Cup opener against Vietnam and created a team-high four chances on the day.
  • Crystal Dunn will make her eighth start – and eighth appearance all-time – at the World Cup as she earns her 134th cap. Dunn has played all but seven minutes in her previous seven World Cup matches, helping the USA to four shutouts in that span.
  • Trinity Rodman will make her second consecutive start for the USA in what will be her 20th international appearance. The 21-year-old Rodman is tied for second on the team with five total goal involvements this year (two goals, three assists), tallying two of her assists in the USA’s first match of the year, a 4-0 win over New Zealand in Wellington.
  • Emily Fox will make her 31st international appearance as she makes her second consecutive start for the USA. Fox is second on the team with 641 total minutes played in 2023 and she has played in all but five of the USWNT’s matches since the conclusion of the 2021 Olympics.