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Thriller in Connecticut Sees USA Comeback to Draw Australia 1-1 at #ToN2018

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 29, 2018) – A Lindsey Horan header in the final minute of regulation earned the U.S. Women’s National Team an important point at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, as the USA tied Australia 1-1 in front of a crowd of 21,570 on Sunday night.

The USA controlled most of the opening half, generating several chances, maintaining 64 percent of the possession and out-shooting Australia 9-5, but it was the Aussies who took advantage of a counterattack opportunity and tallied the opening goal of the game in the 22nd minute after a terrific run from Lisa De Vanna and smart finish from Chloe Logarzo.

In the second half, it was a similar story, with the USA having the edge in shots (18-8), possession, and corner kicks (10-2). The Yanks however, finally broke through in the 90th minute of play with a Megan Rapinoe corner kick that Lindsey Horan finished the way she does best, with her head, for the game-tying final score.

In the first match of the day, after 75 minutes of battling on a hot day, Marta scored in the 76th minute and Beatriz tallied what would eventually be the game-winner with a 90th minute strike as Brazil defeated Japan, 2-1, to open the slate on the second match day. The win kept Brazil in contention for the tournament title.

With the draw between the USA and Australia, both teams improve to 4 points each, and along with Brazil (3 points after today’s win), remain in contention for the tournament title, with only Japan eliminated after two consecutive losses. 

2018 Tournament of Nations Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

United States

2

1

0

1

5

3

+2

4

Australia

2

1

0

1

4

2

+2

4

Brazil

2

1

1

0

3

4

-1

3

Japan

2

0

2

0

3

6

-3

0

Next Up: The 2018 Tournament of Nations will crown a champion in the Midwest, with the teams traveling to Bridgeview, Ill. about 15 miles from Chicago for the final date of games as Australia takes on Japan (4:45 p.m. CT; ussoccer.com), in a AFC Women’s Asia Cup final rematch, and the USA takes on Brazil (7:30 p.m. CT) live on FS1 on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
AUS – Chloe Logarzo (Lisa De Vanna), 22nd minute: Australia scored off a USA corner kick that was taken short and passed back to Megan Rapinoe. Her cross wasn't deep enough, Australia cleared and Lisa De Vanna was off to the races, collecting the ball on top of the USA’s 18-yard box. One of the world's fastest players ran deep into the U.S. half before slipping a pass behind the defense to Chloe Logarzo, who rolled her shot into the lower right corner to finish off a lightning counterattack. USA 0, AUS 1. WATCH.

USA – Lindsey Horan (Megan Rapinoe), 90th minute: In what was the seventh corner kick of the half for the USA, and 10th overall, Megan Rapinoe crossed the ball into the far post, where Lindsey Horan rose above the rest to head home the late equalizer. USA 1, AUS, 1. WATCH. FINAL.

Additional Notes:

  • Lindsey Horan earned her 53rd cap tonight and scored her sixth international goal, her second of 2018.
  • Alex Morgan and Rapinoe are the only two players to start every game so far in 2018.
  • Megan Rapinoe made her 139th international appearance today and earned her team-leading eighth assist of 2018. She has 52 for her career, sitting in seventh place in U.S. history.
  • The USA’s record against Australia improves to 25-1-3 after tonight’s draw, and has outscored Australia 96-24, only allowing more than one goal against the Matildas on four occasions.
  • The USA is 8-0-2 in 2018, with wins against Denmark, Germany, England, Mexico (twice), China PR (twice), Japan and ties against Australia and France.  
  • The USA is unbeaten in its last 18 matches (15-0-3). The USA has outscored its opponents 54-16 through that stretch, scoring in all 18 games.
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WNT Jul 29, 2018

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Australia
Date: July 29, 2018
Competition: Tournament of Nations
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance:  21,570
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                             0          1          1
AUS                             1          0          1

AUS – Chloe Logarzo (Lisa De Vanna)                     22nd minute
USA – Lindsey Horan (Megan Rapinoe)                    90

Lineups:
USA:  1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Emily Sonnett (14-Casey Short, 79), 7-Abby Dahlkemper (16-Rose Lavelle, 79), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn (10-Carli Lloyd, 87); 2-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 6-Morgan Brian (5-McCall Zerboni, 63); 17-Tobin Heath (23-Christen Press, 74), 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe
Subs not used: 3-Samantha Mewis, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 11-Merritt Mathias, 12-Tierna Davidson, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 24-Ashlyn Harris
Head coach: Jill Ellis

AUS: 1-Lydia Williams; 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 6-Chloe Logarzo (9-Caitlin Foord, 85), 8-Elise Kellond-Knight (capt.), 10-Emily Van Egmond, 11-Lisa De Vanna (17-Kyah Simon, 58), 13-Tameka Butt, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 16-Hayley Raso (15-Emily Gielnik, 90+5), 20-Sam Kerr (19-Katrina Gorry, 90+1), 21-Ellie Carpenter
Subs not used: 3-Amy Sayer, 5-Mary Fowler, 7-Laura Alleway, 18-Mackenzie Arnold, 22-Larissa Crummer, 23-Alex Chidiac
Head coach: Alen Stajcic

Final Stats Summary: USA / AUS
Shots: 18 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2
Saves: 1 / 5
Corner Kicks: 10 / 2
Fouls: 9 / 16
Offside: 4 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
AUS – Chloe Logarzo (caution)                                 37th minute
AUS – Lydia Williams (caution)                                  57
AUS – Emily Van Egmond (caution)                          83                                   

Officials:
Referee: Miriam Leon (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV)
4th Official: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Budweiser Woman of the Match:  TBA

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2018 Tournament of Nations: By the Numbers

The 2018 Tournament of Nations brought six games of elite international women’s soccer to the United States as Australia, Brazil, Japan and the USA battled for the title in the second edition of the competition. Spectacular crowds that averaged 19,448 fans across three U.S. venues were present to watch the highly entertaining and well-played matches, and it was the USA who lifted the trophy Read more
WNT Aug 6, 2018
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Gallery: WNT Earns Hard-Fought 1-1 Draw vs. Australia in Second Match of #ToN2018

Photos from the U.S. Women's National Team's thrilling 1-1 draw vs. Australia in the second match of #ToN2018 in East Hartford, CT. A Lindsey Horan header in the final minute of regulation secured a valuable point for the WNT in front of 21,570 fans at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

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WNT Aug 1, 2018

Thriller in Connecticut Sees USA Comeback to Draw Australia 1-1 at #ToN2018

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 29, 2018) – A Lindsey Horan header in the final minute of regulation earned the U.S. Women’s National Team an important point at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, as the USA tied Australia 1-1 in front of a crowd of 21,570 on Sunday night. The USA controlled most of the opening half, generating several chances, maintaining 64 percent of the pos Read more
WNT Jul 29, 2018
US Soccer

Lineup Notes: USA-Australia Face Off in Hartford at ToN2018

USA vs. Australia
Date: July 29, 2018
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Broadcast: FS1
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET

Tonight’s Starting XI vs. Australia: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 2-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 6-Morgan Brian; 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe

Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 5-McCall Zerboni, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Merritt Mathias, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Casey Short, 16-Rose Lavelle, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn Harris 

U.S. Team

  • Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe are the only two players to start every game so far in 2018.
  • The USA is 8-0-1 in 2018, with wins against Denmark, Germany, England, Mexico (twice), China PR (twice), Japan and a tie against France.
  • The USA is unbeaten in its last 17 matches (15-0-2). The USA has outscored its opponents 53-15 through that stretch, scoring in all 17 games.

Starting Lineup

  • Alyssa Naeher will collect her 31st cap tonight in her home state of Connecticut. It will be her seventh of 2018, after earning 13 in 2017. She is the fifth goalkeeper in U.S. history to earn 30 or more caps. She has 15 career shutouts.
  • Emily Sonnett will earn her 19th cap tonight. It will be her fifth start of 2018. Sonnett missed the China PR games in June due to injury. She played excellent games at right back against England on March 7 and Mexico on April 5 (going 90 minutes in each) and again on April 8 vs. Mexico. Before her first appearance of this year on Jan. 21, 2018 vs. Denmark off the bench, her most recent cap had come on Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Switzerland.
  • Abby Dahlkemper makes her eighth start this year and earns her 21st career cap. Dahlkemper, along with Tierna Davidson and Naeher, was one of only three players to play every minute at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn, who did not play against Japan in the first ToN match as the U.S. medical staff managed her comeback from a minor injury, will earn her 140th cap tonight. Sauerbrunn is in 20th place on the all-time caps list. She is one of 27 female players to play 130 or more times for the USA.
  • Crystal Dunn will earn her 66th cap tonight and makes her seventh consecutive start in 2018. She will once again start tonight’s game as an outside back. She has 23 international goals.
  • Julie Ertz will earn her 63rd cap tonight and has 15 international goals. The 2017 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year got 2018 off to a great start, scoring the game-winner on Jan. 21 vs. Denmark, before the knee injury caused her to miss a few games. At last year's Tournament of Nations vs. Brazil on July 30, 2017, Ertz scored the dramatic game-winner in the 89th while playing defensive midfielder, and then grew into the position the entire year, scoring five more while putting in numerous top-notch performances.
  • Morgan Brian was hampered by injuries last year and played in just six games, starting two. She made her return to the field in 2018 against Germany on March 1, coming on for Carli Lloyd in the 65th minute to see her first action for the National Team since Sept. 15, 2017, when she came off the bench to play the final 16 minutes against New Zealand. On March 4, she got her first start and went the full 90 minutes. This will be her eighth appearance of 2018 and her sixth start. She will earn her 77th cap tonight at just 25 years old.
  • Lindsey Horan will earn her 53rd cap. She has scored five international goals, with her most recent one coming on April 8 against Mexico.
  • Tonight, Tobin Heathwill make her first U.S. WNT start since March 7, 2017. After being out of the National Team for most of 2017 and 2018 due to injuries, Heath returned to the U.S. roster for the two matches against China PR in June. She did not play in the first game, but on June 12, made her first appearance since Sept. 19, 2017, and came off the bench to score the game-winner in the 2-1 victory in Cleveland. It was her 19th international goal. Heath will earn cap No. 135 and is in 25th place on the USA’s all-time caps list. She came off the bench against Japan on July 26 and almost immediately set up a goal.
  • Alex Morgan comes into the match with 89 goals after scoring her fourth career hat-trick against Japan on July 26, and will earn her 144th cap tonight. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal scoring list. She’s scored 16 goals over her last 16 WNT matches. She leads the WNT with nine goals in 2018.
  • Megan Rapinoe makes her 139th international appearance today. She has 38 career goals after scoring against Japan on July 26. She has moved ahead of April Heinrichs and Sydney Leroux into sole possession of 15th place on the all-time goals list. She leads the USA with seven assists on the year and now has 51 for her career, sitting in seventh place in U.S. history. Rapinoe had a monster game on April 8 vs. Mexico, getting four assists and a goal while also setting up the other goal in the match.
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WNT Jul 29, 2018
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