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U.S. Women's National Team Topples Costa Rica 8-0 to Open Fan Tribute Tour in Rochester

  • Hometown Striker Abby Wambach Scores Two Goals for 145 in Her Career
  • Megan Rapinoe Adds Two Tallies in First Half as USA Offense Posts Third-Highest Scoring Performance of Year
  • U.S. WNT Resumes Tour on Sept. 16 Against Australia at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.; Live Broadcast Starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team, playing in its first match since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics, defeated Costa Rica 8-0 on Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd of 13,208 at Sahlen’s Stadium.

The USA touted the same starting 11 that started the gold medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadium. That included forward and Rochester native Abby Wambach, who scored two goals. Megan Rapinoe added two goals in the first half and Alex Morgan also contributed a goal in the opening 45 minutes. Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly contributed goals in the second half.

The team resumes the Fan Tribute Tour when it faces Australia at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The match will be broadcast on NBC. Fans can also follow the match via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The day started with the announcement that U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage will be returning home to pursue opportunities in Sweden. Sundhage will coach her final two matches for the U.S. against Australia on Sept. 16 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and then three days later on Sept. 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

The USA scored five goals in the first half, and it could have been more as Costa Rica goalkeeper Erica Miranda made a whopping 11 saves in the first 45 minutes.

Rapinoe scored on a free kick in the 13th minute as her shot grazed Costa Rica’s wall and went in just underneath the crossbar.

Wambach, who had multiple scoring chances throughout the first 20-plus minutes, finally found the back of the net in front of her hometown fans in the 24th minute when she placed her header into the goal off of Rachel Buehler’s cross from the left.

Wambach then scored her 145th career goal in the 31st minute off of a Rapinoe corner kick from the left side as she rose above the Costa Rica defense. Costa Rica defender Daniela Cruz got her left foot on Wambach’s shot, but the deflection hit the upper netting and had already crossed the goal line.

Morgan got into the scoring act in the 38th minute, eluding Cruz and placing her left-footed shot past Miranda.

Rapinoe pushed the lead to 5-0 with a strike from outside the box on the left side as Miranda partially deflected the shot and the ball trickled across the goal line.

Costa Rica’s best scoring chance came in the 67th minute as Cristin Granados took a shot at the near left side. USA backup goalkeeper Jill Loyden, who entered the match for Hope Solo 13 minutes earlier, made the save and kept the clean sheet intact.

USA forward Leroux replaced Wambach in the 72nd minute, and the Rochester fans gave Wambach a warm applause as she exited the field.

Leroux scored her ninth goal of the year in the 77th minute off of a Morgan assist for a 6-0 lead. Leroux matched a U.S. WNT record for goals scored off the bench, equaling Debbie Keller’s nine goals off the bench in 1998.

Lloyd tallied a free kick goal in the 83rd minute for the team’s seventh tally of the match – the third-highest total in a match this year. The USA opened 2012 with a 14-0 win against the Dominican Republic and a 13-0 victory against Guatemala in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in late January.

Capping off the scoring, O’Reilly scored off of a Leroux assist in the 88th minute as Leroux initially took a shot against Miranda and got the ball back after the save deflected right back to her to set up O’Reilly.

Additional Notes:

  • In the 54th minute, goalkeeper Jill Loyden replaced starting goalkeeper Hope Solo, ending Solo’s consecutive minutes played streak at 1,163. That is a U.S. WNT goalkeeping record as Solo surpassed Briana Scurry’s previous mark of 990 minutes during the 2012 London Olympics.
  • The U.S. improved to 94-2-5 when Abby Wambach scores a goal.
  • The USA improved to 10-0-0 this year when Wambach and Alex Morgan both contribute at least one goal in the same match.
  • U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone played in her 267th career international match on Saturday. She now sits five behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list.
  • Pia Sundhage improved her USA coaching record to 89-6-10.
  • Sundhage made three substitutions at halftime, changing up much of the defense and the midfield. Becky Sauerbrunn replaced Rachel Buehler and Heather Mitts came in for Amy LePeilbet for the defense. In the midfield, Heather O’Reilly was brought in for Shannon Boxx.

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

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Costa Rica
Date: Sept. 1, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Sahlen’s Stadium
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 13,208
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        5 3 8
CRC                        0 0 0

USA – Megan Rapinoe                                13th minute
USA – Abby Wambach (Rachel Buehler)   24
USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)  32
USA – Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach)      38
USA – Megan Rapinoe                                45
USA – Sydney Leroux (Alex Morgan)        77
USA – Carli Lloyd                                       84 
USA – Heather O’Reilly (Sydney Leroux)  89

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 54); 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 5-Kelley O’Hara; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 55), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Shannon Boxx (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 72) 
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Lauren Cheney
Head coach: Pia Sundhage 

CRC: 1-Erica Miranda; 5-Diana Saenz (2-Noelle Sanz, 85), 8-Daniela Cruz, 14-Miriam Ugalde, 4-Gabriela Guillen (22-Yesmi Rodriguez, 89); 16-Cristin Granados, 10-Katherine Alvarado, 7-Mariela Campos; 9-Daphne Herrera (15-Mariana Benavides, 64), 11-Raquel Rodriguez, 6-Maria Barrantes (12-Mayra Almazan) 
Substitutions Not Used: 17-Andreina Baltodano, 18-Noelia Bermudez, 19-Gabriela Alfaro
Head coach: Karla Aleman 

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 29 / 10
Shots on Goal: 20 / 5
Saves: 5 / 12
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 6 / 12
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Christina Ibanez (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Melanie Johnson (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Kristen Schiereck (USA) 

Budweiser Woman of the Match:
Abby Wambach

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

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Costa Rica
Date: Sept. 1, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Sahlen’s Stadium
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 13,208
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        5 3 8
CRC                        0 0 0

USA – Megan Rapinoe                                13th minute
USA – Abby Wambach (Rachel Buehler)   24
USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)  32
USA – Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach)      38
USA – Megan Rapinoe                                45
USA – Sydney Leroux (Alex Morgan)        77
USA – Carli Lloyd                                       84 
USA – Heather O’Reilly (Sydney Leroux)  89

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 54); 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 5-Kelley O’Hara; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 55), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Shannon Boxx (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 72) 
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Lauren Cheney
Head coach: Pia Sundhage 

CRC: 1-Erica Miranda; 5-Diana Saenz (2-Noelle Sanz, 85), 8-Daniela Cruz, 14-Miriam Ugalde, 4-Gabriela Guillen (22-Yesmi Rodriguez, 89); 16-Cristin Granados, 10-Katherine Alvarado, 7-Mariela Campos; 9-Daphne Herrera (15-Mariana Benavides, 64), 11-Raquel Rodriguez, 6-Maria Barrantes (12-Mayra Almazan) 
Substitutions Not Used: 17-Andreina Baltodano, 18-Noelia Bermudez, 19-Gabriela Alfaro
Head coach: Karla Aleman 

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 29 / 10
Shots on Goal: 20 / 5
Saves: 5 / 12
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 6 / 12
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Christina Ibanez (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Melanie Johnson (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Kristen Schiereck (USA) 

Budweiser Woman of the Match:
Abby Wambach

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On a night that kicked off a new era, the U.S. Men’s National Team drew 1-1 with third-ranked Portugal in the USA’s final match of 2017. 
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National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction to be Held Feb. 10 in Orlando

CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team legend Briana Scurry and former coach Dr. Joe Machnik will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

The Class of 2017 induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. ET as part of the U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting. The ceremony will be invite-only but fans will be able to watch live on ussoccer.com.

During the 1999 Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a women's sporting event, Scurry helped shut out China for 120 minutes before stopping the Steel Roses' third penalty kick attempt in the dramatic shootout, allowing final U.S. shooter Brandi Chastain to clinch the World Cup title. Scurry also shepherded the U.S. WNT to two Olympic gold medals during an eleven-year run as the team's top goalkeeper.

Machnik has been involved with soccer in the United States in almost every way: as a player, coach, referee, instructor, match commissioner and now as a broadcaster for FOX Sports. Since 1977, Machnik has run No. 1 Soccer Camps, a program that has helped develop over 80,000 young players and seen its alumni play professionally and with the U.S. National Team. In 1990, Machnik was on the sidelines with head coach Bob Gansler as an assistant coach when the U.S. Men's National Team reached its first World Cup in 40 years. He has served as head of referees for three professional soccer leagues, including 15 years of involvement with Major League Soccer.

Briana Scurry Bio:
Scurry played for the U.S. WNT from 1994-2008, anchoring teams that won a World Cup title and two Olympic gold medals. The team's first choice goalkeeper for eleven years, she was Player of the Match in the 1999 Women's World Cup Final, perhaps the most memorable women's sporting event of all time. At the time of her retirement in 2010, Scurry was by far the most decorated goalkeeper in WNT history with 175 caps and 72 career shutouts. Professionally, she was a founding player in the Women's United Soccer Association with the Atlanta Beat. Now, Scurry is a powerful advocate for concussion/traumatic brain injury awareness and a motivational speaker.

Dr. Joe Machnik Bio:
Machnik has done it all in American soccer, as a player, coach, referee, instructor, match commissioner and broadcaster. An instrumental figure in the sport, Machnik helped guide the U.S. MNT back to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence as an assistant coach and worked as head of referees for three different professional leagues, including 15 years with MLS. His No. 1 Soccer Camps have helped to develop over 80,000 young players since 1977 and he is believed to be the only man to both coach in two NCAA Finals and officiate an NCAA Final.

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La U.S.MNT Empata 1-1 Con el Campeón Europeo Portugal

LEIRIA, Portugal (14 de noviembre, 2017) – La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos cerró el año empatando 1-1 ante Portugal en suelo portugués, con una alineación que presentó a varios jóvenes que debutaban con la selección mayor. Entre los debutantes de la U.S. MNT se encontraba el volante ofensivo formado en el FC Dallas y que milita en el Schalke 04 de la Bundesliga, Weston McKennie. El mediocampista de 19 años disfrutó de un debut soñado, anotando el gol de la ventaja apenas pasado el minuto 20 de juego.

McKennie estuvo cerca del doblete con un remate de cabeza que se estrelló en el travesaño y estuvo a punto de registrar una asistencia a Tyler Adamas, pero el arquero Bruno realizó una gran atajada para evitar la derrota de los europeos.

Lamentablemente, el portero Ethan Horvath tuvo un día complicado en apenas su segunda actuación con la U.S. MNT, ya que un marcado error en un balón centrado por Antunes que no tenía ninguna dosis de peligro costó muy caro y término significando el empate de los vigentes campeones europeos.

Y si bien es cierto que EE.UU. estuvo cerca de conseguir el segundo tanto, el cual entre el travesaño y las atajadas de Bruno les fue negado, también Portugal tuvo aproximaciones que pudieron significar la derrota, en especial un potente disparo de Gonçalo Paciência que reventó el larguero.

Próximamente: Estados Unidos no volverá a jugar hasta finales de enero del próximo año. Recibirá en el StubHub Center a la selección de Bosnia & Herzegovina el 28 de enero, 2018, a través de la señal de FS1 y UniMás.   

Resumen de Goles:
USA – Weston McKennie, minuto 21: El jugador del Schalke se combinó con C.J. Sapong por la banda izquierda. En el área y con balón controlado, McKennie amagó a Ricardo Ferreira y se puso de frente con el arquero portugués para definir con pierna cambiada.

POR – Vitorino Antunes, minuto 31: Cambio de juego de Bruno Fernandes a la banda izquierda donde venía incorporándose Antunes. Entre la línea de banda y el costado izquierdo del área grande, Antunes prendió el balón de volea para sacar un centro con efecto directo a la posición del portero Ethan Horvath. Pero Horvath no pudo abrazar el esférico y se le escabulló de túnel y lentamente rodó para introducirse a segundo palo.

Atajadas Claves y Jugadas Peligrosas:
POR – Manuel Fernandes, minuto 35: Potente cañonazo de derecha de larga distancia que Horvath contuvo sin dar rebote.

POR – Danilo Pereira, minuto 39: El mediocampista del Porto aprovechó la complacencia de la zaga estadounidense en la salida e interceptó un pase a Kellyn Acosta de frente al arco. Danilo sacó un disparo raso que Horvath nuevamente contuvo.

USA – John Brooks, minuto 44: Tiro de esquina rematado de cabeza por Brooks adelantándose a la salida del arquero Beto, y mandando el balón al fondo del arco. Sin embargo el tanto no contó, ya que el árbitro había señalado previamente un empujón de Matt Miazga a su marcador.

USA – Tyler Adams, minuto 52: Servicio por izquierda de McKennie que la zaga portuguesa fue incapaz de cortar, y tras un bote, Adams remató de cabeza a segundo poste. Beto se lanzó para realizar la atajada.

USA – Weston McKennie, minuto 55: Tiro de esquina rematado de cabeza por el debutante que se estrelló en el travesaño y de campanazo no alcanzó a cruzar la línea de gol.

POR – Gonçalo Paciência, minuto 68: En segunda jugada tras el rechazo defensivo en un tiro de esquina, Bernardo Silva le dejó un pase a Paciência quien de media vuelta sacó un elevado y potente remate en el área que reventó el travesaño.

USA – Cameron Carter-Vickers, minuto 72: Centro a perfil cambiado de Lynden Gooch por izquierda, directo al corazón del área. Tras botar en el área, Carter-Vickers controló en el área chica, el esférico le quedo a media altura y antes de que rematara de zurda, el portero Bruno salvó su arco con una media tijera de derecha.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Masculina de EE.UU. vs. Portugal
Fecha: 14 de noviembre, 2017
Torneo: Amistoso Internacional
Sede: Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa; Leiria, Portugal
Inicio: 3:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. hora local)
Asistencia: 19,017
Clima: 45 grados, parcialmente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones:    1          2         F
USA                                         1          0         1
POR                                         1          0         1

USA – Weston McKennie (CJ Sapong)                           minuto 21
POR – Vitorino Antunes (Bruno Fernandes)                    31

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Ethan Horvath (12-Bill Hamid, 46); 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Matt Miazga, 6-John Brooks (16-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 46), 15-Eric Lichaj (21-Jorge Villafaña, 59); 19-Danny Williams; 4-Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 84), 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Juan Agudelo (20-Lynden Gooch, 59); 18-CJ Sapong (14-Dom Dwyer, 77)
Suplentes No Utilizados: 22-Jesse González, 5-Tim Ream, 7-Kelyn Rowe
Director Técnico: Dave Sarachan

POR: 22-António Pimparel; 2-Nelson Semedo, 3-Pepe (4-Luis Neto, 10), 24-Ricardo Ferreira, 5-Vitorino Antunes; 8-Bruno Fernandes (10-João Eduardo, 46), 13-Danilo Pereira (6-Ruben Neves, 62); 14-Manuel Fernandes, 17-Bruma (11-Bernardo Silva, 62), 18-Gelson Martins (19-Gonçalo Paciência, 46); 7-Gonçalo Guedes (16-Marcos Lopes, 81)
Suplentes No Utilizados: 1-José Sá, 9-André Silva, 12-Anthony Lopes, 15-Idgar Ié, 20-Kevin Rodrigues, 21-Ricardo Pereira, 23-João Cancelo
Director Técnico: Fernando Santos

Resumen estadístico: USA / POR
Tiros: 9 / 13
Tiros al arco: 5 / 6
Atajadas: 5 / 4
Tiros de esquina: 4 / 8
Faltas: 20 / 18
Fueras de lugar: 0 / 1 

Resumen de penalidades:
Ninguna 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Cuarto Oficial: Andre Marriner (ENG)

Jugador del Partido ussoccer.com: Weston McKennie

 

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