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2017 Tournament of Nations

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Takeaways from the 2017 Tournament of Nations

Excellent opponents and exciting games, that was the 2017 Tournament of Nations as U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis continued her evaluation of players as she goes through the process of building the team towards 2019.

Some notables from the inaugural tournament:

  • Defender Taylor Smith earned her first three caps and two starts. 
  • She picked up her first two assists against Japan in the finale.
  • Megan Rapinoe earned her first 90-minute game since 2015, and her first start since Aug. 9, 2016. 
  • She also scored her first WNT goals since the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
  • Ellis gave minutes to 18 of the 20 field players on the roster.
  • Alyssa Naeher played every minute of all three games in goal for the USA.
  • Allie Long started at defensive midfielder against Australia, followed by Becky Sauerbrunn playing in that slot against Brazil, and then Julie Ertz against Japan.
  • Ellis used all six of her substitutions in all three matches.
  • The USA had six different scorers during the tournament: Samantha Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh and Julie Ertz.
  • The USA scored three goals in nine minutes during a comeback to defeat Brazil 4-3.
  • Kelley O’Hara played in her 99th game for the USA and could become the 36th American fe
    male player to reach 100 caps.

U.S. WNT - Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and had two assists during the 2017 Tournament of Nations.

The USA finished the tournament in second place following a loss to Australia, a thrilling 4-3 comeback win against Brazil, and a 3-0 shutout victory against Japan. While Australia played excellent attacking soccer in all three games and lifted the trophy with three victories, including its first against the USA, what the U.S. did achieve was the continuing evolution of the team and the deepening of the player pool. Now, Ellis is ready to take the next steps.

“Now it’s about building connections,” Ellis said after the Japan match. “I know what I’ve put the players through in terms of making it a challenge and playing them in different positions, playing them with different people. I get that. It’s a long run up to 2019 but I want to do that now. Look at Australia, they are a seasoned team because they’ve been together so long that they know each other so well. That’s the next step in our process; establishing our starting lineup and working on our chemistry and connections and our team play.”

The U.S. WNT is set to play six more games this year in the fall against three opponents to wrap up 2017. It will face New Zealand twice in September, another pair of soon-to-be-announced friendlies in October, and will end its 2017 campaign with two matches against Canada, on Nov. 9 in Vancouver, and on Nov. 12 in a U.S. venue which will also be announced soon.

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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

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Australia Wins Inaugural Tournament of Nations with 6-1 Victory Over Brazil

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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. Houston Dash 63/6
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Houston Dash 2/0
D 5-7 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage 11/0
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Chelsea FC 55/22
M 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 55/13
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 41/4
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. Houston Dash 244/97
M 5-8 Northport, N.Y. Portland Thorns FC 32/6
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. NC Courage 32/7
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 132/78
GK 5-9 Stratford, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 21/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 102/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 94/44
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Washington Spirit 28/6
F 5-5 Olney, Md. Freestate Soccer
F 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 127/34
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 133/0
D 5-7 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars 17/0
GK 5-8 Dallas, Texas Dallas Texans
D 5-3 Fort Worth, Texas NC Courage 17/0
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 13/4

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:
Houston Dash

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:
Chelsea FC

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:
Houston Dash

Allie Long

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

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:
Sky Blue FC

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

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:
Freestate Soccer

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:
FC Kansas City

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:
Dallas Texans

Taylor Smith

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

Club:
NC Courage

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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