USWNT vs. China PR – International Friendly
Date: December 5, 2023
Venue: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Broadcast: TruTV, Max, Universo, Peacock
Official Kickoff Time: 8:07 p.m. ET / 7:07 p.m. CT
Starting XI vs. China PR: 18-Aubrey Kingsbury; 4-Sam Coffey, 6-Lynn Williams, 7-Ashley Hatch, 10-Lindsey Horan (Capt.), 12-Tierna Davidson, 13-Jenna Nighswonger, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Naomi Girma, 23-Emily Fox, 26-Jaedyn Shaw
Available Subs: 1-Casey Murphy, 2- Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Alana Cook, 8-Trinity Rodman, 9-Midge Purce, 11-Sophia Smith, 16-Rose Lavelle, 17-Alyssa Thompson, 20-Casey Krueger, 22-Savannah DeMelo, 25-Olivia Moultrie, 27-Korbin Albert
Not dressing: Jane Campbell, Mia Fishel, M.A. Vignola
- USWNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (Including this match): Horan (139), Sonnett (83), Williams (59), Davidson (51), Fox (39), Girma (26), Hatch (22), Coffey (7), Shaw (4), Kingsbury (2), Nighswonger (2)
- Tuesday’s starting lineup features seven different players from the starting line on Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale. Aubrey Kingsbury replaces Casey Murphy in goal, Jenna Nighswonger and Tierna Davidson get the start on defense in place of Casey Krueger and Abby Dahlkemper and Sam Coffey, Ashley Hatch, Jaedyn Shaw and Lynn Williams come into the attack in place of Savannah DeMelo, Rose Lavelle, Trinity Rodman and Sophia Smith.
- This starting lineup averages 26.5 years of age and 38 caps per player, including four players with single-digit caps.
- Captaining the USA for the 10th time this year, Lindsey Horan will make her team-leading 17th start of 2023 as she earns her 139th cap for the USWNT. Horan leads the USA with 1,388 minutes played this year and is tied for second on the team with five goals on the year, including scores in back-to-back games.
- Aubrey Kingsbury will earn her second career cap as she makes her first appearance for the USWNT in 602 days. Kingsbury made her USWNT debut on April 12, 2022, starting and recording a shutout against Uzbekistan in Chester, Pa. to become the eighth goalkeeper in USWNT history to keep a clean sheet in her first cap. In that match, Kingsbury became just the fifth player to debut for the USWNT at age 30 or older and only the second goalkeeper ever to do so.
- Sam Coffey will make her second career start and her first since her first cap, when she started and played the full 90 minutes in the USA’s 2-1 win over Nigeria on September 6, 2022. Coffey, who is set to make her third appearance for the USA of the year and the seventh overall of her career, was a finalist for NWSL MVP this season with the Portland Thorns after leading the league in assists.
- Lynn Williams is set to earn her 59th cap as she makes her fifth start of the year and 12th appearance overall of 2023. Williams has three goals on the year, highlighted by a brace in the USWNT’s win over South Africa on September 21 in Cincinnati.
- Ashley Hatch will make her second start of 2023 and her first since the USA’s January 21 victory over New Zealand, in which scored the opening goal in the USA’s 5-0 victory. Hatch is set to make her 22nd international appearance and has five goals in her previous 21 caps.
- Tierna Davidson will earn her 51st cap for the USWNT as she makes her second start and third appearance for the USWNT in 2023. Davidson, who suffered a torn ACL in March of 2022, returned to the field for the USA on April 11 and started and played the full 90 minutes against South Africa on September 24 in Chicago. With her appearance in September, Davidson, who debuted for the USA in 2018 at the age of 19, earned her 50th career cap, becoming just the 66th USWNT player to hit that number.
- After making her USWNT debut on Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale, Jenna Nighswonger will make her first career start for the USWNT as she earns her second cap. Nighswonger is in the midst of an exciting 2023 in which she was named NWSL Rookie of the Year, helped NJ/NY Gotham FC win the NWSL Championship, received her first call-up to the USWNT, earned her first cap and will now be making her first start. She previously played for the USA’s Women’s Youth National Teams at the U-16, U-17, U-18, U-20 and U-23 levels.
- Emily Sonnett will earn her 83rd cap for the USWNT as she makes her seventh consecutive start for the USA and her 14th appearance overall on the year. After playing a total of 208 minutes over her first seven appearances of the year, Sonnett has logged 513 minutes in six matches – all starts – beginning with the Round of 16 matchup against Sweden. She scored her second career goal in the USA’s September 24 win over South Africa and tallied an assist on Mia Fishel’s goal in San Diego on October 29.
- Naomi Girma will make her 11th consecutive start for the USWNT, extending the longest such streak of her international career, as she earns her 26th cap. Girma has played the full match in 18 of her 25 career WNT appearances and has appeared in all but two matches for the USWNT in 2023.
- Emily Fox will make her 15th start and 17th appearance overall this year as she earns her 39th cap for the USWNT. Fox is currently second on the team with 1,296 minutes played in 2023 and has played the third-most minutes of any U.S. players since the conclusion of the 2021 Olympics.
- Nineteen-year-old Jaedyn Shaw will make her first career start and it comes in her hometown of Frisco, Texas as she earns her fourth cap overall for the USWNT. Shaw is the second teenager to start for the USWNT this year, joining Alyssa Thompson, who made two starts earlier this year.
- Shaw grew up playing youth club for FC Dallas and Solar FC before pursing her professional journey and made her USWNT debut on Oct. 26, coming on as a late second-half substitute of Colombia. On Oct. 29 in her second cap, she scored her first WNT goal in her club’s home stadium in San Diego, becoming the 32nd teenager all-time to score for the USWNT and youngest to score for the USA since Mallory Swanson (formerly Pugh) scored against Colombia at the 2016 Summer Olympics.