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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. England
Date: March 2, 2019
Competition: 2019 SheBelieves Cup
Venue: Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
Kickoff: 3:55 p.m. CT
Attendance: 22,125
Weather:  43 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:              1             2             F
USA                                      1             1             2                           
ENG                                      1             1             2                           

USA – Megan Rapinoe                                     33rd minute
ENG – Steph Houghton (Toni Duggan)           36
ENG – Nikita Parris (Fran Kirby)                      52
USA – Tobin Heath                                           67

USA: 21-Adrianna Franch, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 60), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 8-Julie Ertz, 11-Mallory Pugh (23-Christen Press, 55), 12-Tierna Davidson, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.), 16-Rose Lavelle (3-Samantha Mewis, 64), 17-Tobin Heath, 19-Crystal Dunn (10-Carli Lloyd, 87)
Substitutes: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 24-Ashlyn Harris, 2-Emily Sonnett, 6-Andi Sullivan, 14-Casey Short, 20-Jessica McDonald, 22-Emily Fox, 25-McCall Zerboni
Head coach: Jill Ellis

ENG: 1-Karen Bardsley, 2-Lucy Bronze, 4-Keira Walsh, 5-Steph Houghton (capt.), 6-Abbie McManus, 7-Nikita Parris (9- Jodie Taylor, 88), 10-Fran Kirby (22-Beth Mead, 73), 11-Toni Duggan, 12-Demi Stokes, 17-Rachel Daly, 18-Ellen White (19-Georgia Stanway, 80)
Substitutes: 13-Carly Telford, 21-Mary Earps, 3-Alex Greenwood, 8-Izzy Christiansen, 14-Gemma Bonner, 15-Leah Williamson, 16-Chioma Ubogagu, 20-Karen Carney, 23-Lucy Stanforth
Head coach: Phil Neville

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 20 / 6
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 7/ 7
Offside: 2/ 1

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Marianela Araya (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Kimberly Moreira (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Karen Diaz (MEX)
4th Official: Katia Garcia (MEX)

Woman of the Match: Julie Ertz


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