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2017 Tournament of Nations

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For the U.S. WNT, Rapinoe played in 12 matches and scored three goals with a team-leading five assists. Her breakthrough comeback performance came at the 2017 Tournament of Nations, where she scored two goals and had two assists, but proved to be extremely dangerous in the attack during the stretch run of games

WNT - Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe scored three goals in 2017 and had a team-leading 5 assists.

Two of her goals in 2017 were perhaps among the best of her career. The first came against Brazil on July 30, where Rapinoe provided the assist on Christen Press’ goal in the 80th minute, and then scored one herself in the 85th on a terrific finish to tie a wild game at 3-3, before Julie Ertz came and clinched it two minutes later.

Against Japan on Aug. 3, Rapinoe’s ankle-breaking moves were a thing of beauty as she scored to open a 3-0 victory.

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Story of the Game: USA vs. Japan - Aug. 3, 2017

The U.S. WNT finished the Tournament of Nations on a high note, defeating Japan 3-0 on goals from Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan in front of an electric crowd at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Read more
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GALLERY: WNT Defeats Japan 3-0 in Dominant #ToN2017 Finale

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HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. WNT Finishes #ToN2017 Strong with 3-0 Win vs. Japan

The U.S. Women's National Team got an early goal from Megan Rapinoe and a pair of late strikes from Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan to seal a 3-0 win against Japan in the teams' 2017 Tournament of Nations finale before more than 23,000 fans at StubHub Center. Read more
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GOAL: Alex Morgan Caps the USA's Scoring vs. Japan in #ToN2017 Finale

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Rapinoe, Pugh, Morgan Fire USA to 3-0 Win vs. Japan in Strong #ToN2017 Finish

CARSON, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team claimed its second consecutive win to clinch second place at the 2017 Tournament of Nations with a dominant 3-0 win against Japan in front of 23,161 fans at StubHub Center. Australia was crowned champions following a 6-1 win against Brazil for a perfect 3-0-0 tournament record. Once again, it was Megan Rapinoe who made her Read more
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Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Japan to Close Out Tournament of Nations

Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Japan to Close Out Tournament of Nations USA vs. Japan Aug. 3, 2017 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif. Broadcast: ESPN2 & UDN Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT  Tonight’s Starting XI vs. Japan: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 14-Casey Short, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 22-Mallory Pugh, 15-Megan Rapin Read more
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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
3-0 W StubHub Center; Carson, Calif. 23,161 Rapinoe, Pugh, Morgan
4-3 W Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. 21,096 Mewis, Press, Rapinoe, Ertz
0-1 L CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash. 15,748

2017 Tournament of Nations - July 27-Aug. 3 - Seattle, San Diego, Carson

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Olympique Lyon (FRA) 69/6
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Houston Dash 2/0
D 5-7 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage 14/0
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. NC Courage 58/23
M 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 58/15
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 44/4
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Orlando Pride 98/1
F 5-7 Scottsdale, Ariz. FC Kansas City 75/35
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Sky Blue FC 247/98
M 5-8 Northport, N.Y. Seattle Reign 33/6
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. NC Courage 32/7
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 135/81
GK 5-9 Stratford, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 24/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Utah Royals FC 105/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 97/44
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Washington Spirit 20/8
F 5-5 Olney, Md. Portland Thorns FC 0/0
F 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 130/34
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. Utah Royals FC 135/0
D 5-7 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars 19/0
GK 5-8 Dallas, Texas Utah Royals FC 0/0
D 5-3 Fort Worth, Texas Washington Spirit 8/0
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 16/4

2017 Tournament of Nations - July 27-Aug. 3 - Seattle, San Diego, Carson

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Olympique Lyon (FRA)

Jane Campbell

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Abby Dahlkemper

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
NC Courage

Julie Ertz

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Lindsey Horan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Sydney Leroux

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Allie Long

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

Club:
Seattle Reign

Samantha Mewis

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hanson, Mass.

Club:
NC Courage

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Stratford, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Margaret Purce

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Olney, Md.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Megan Rapinoe

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Casey Short

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Abby Smith

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Taylor Smith

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

Club:
Washington Spirit

Lynn Williams

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Australia 3 3 0 0 11 3 8 9
United States 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 6
Japan 3 0 2 1 3 8 -5 1
Brazil 3 0 2 1 5 11 -6 1

Date Match Time (PT)/Result Venue
July 27 Brazil vs. Japan 1-1 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
July 27 United States vs. Australia 0-1 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
July 30 Japan vs. Australia 2-4 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
July 30 United States vs. Brazil 4-3 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 3 Australia vs. Brazil 6-1 StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.
Aug. 3 United States vs. Japan 3-0 StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.

Format: The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the tie-breakers in order of: best goal difference then total goals scored, head-to-head record and finally, FIFA ranking.

U.S. Women's National Team - 2017 Tournament of Nations Stats

Record: 2-1-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Brian, Morgan M 1 0 13 0 0 0/0
Campbell, Jane GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Dahlkemper, Abby D 3 3 270 0
0 0/0
Dunn, Crystal F 2 1 85 0 0 0/0
Ertz, Julie D 2 1 87 1 0 0/0
Horan, Lindsey M 2 1 89 0 0 0/0
Krieger, Ali D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Leroux, Sydney F 2 0 31 0 0 0/0
Lloyd, Carli M 3 2 181 0 1 0/0
Long, Allie M 3 1 117 0 0
0/0
Mewis, Samantha M 3 3 266 1 0 0/0
Morgan, Alex F  3 1 100  1  0 0/0
Naeher, Alyssa GK 3 3 270 0 0 0/0
O'Hara, Kelley D 3 2 134 0
0 1/0
Press, Christen F 3 2 170 1 2 0/0
Pugh, Mallory F 3 2 166 1 0 0/0
Purce, Margaret M 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Rapinoe, Megan M 3 3 252 2 2 0/0
Sauerbrunn, Becky D 3 3 270 0 0 1/0
Short, Casey D 3 3 256 0 0 0/0
Smith, Abby GK 0 0 0 0 0
0/0
Taylor, Smith M 3 2 193 0 2 0/0
Williams, Lynn F 2 0 18 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
3 3 270 7 7 2/0
Opponent Totals
3 3 270 4 2 6/0

2017 Tournament of Nations Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Campbell, Jane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Naeher, Alyssa 3 3 270 7 4 1 1.33 2-1-0
Smith, Abby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Totals 3 3 270 7 4 1 1.33 2-1-0
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 4 7 0 2.33 1-2-0

Updated through August 4, 2017

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