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U.S. Women's National Team Provides Head Coach Pia Sundhage with 6-2 Victory in Final Match in Charge

  • Five Different Goalscorers Pace U.S. to Victory
  • Pia Sundhage Completes Tenure with 91-6-10 record
  • Fan Tribute Tour, Presented by Panasonic, Resumes Oct. 20, Against Germany at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2012) – In front of a sold-out crowd of 18,589 fans at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the U.S. Women’s National Team closed out the Pia Sundhage era with a 6-2 win against Australia in the third game of the Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic. Five different goalscorers got on the board to extend the USA’s unbeaten lifetime record to 22-0-2 against Australia.

The win caps off the five-year tenure of Sundhage, who completed her service with a 91-6-10 record that included two Olympic Gold medals and a second-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

"I think I'm a better coach after having been here for five years coaching on the highest level, in three finals and making all kinds of decisions with the team,” said Sundhage. “I'm very grateful and very happy for the team. It's the best team in the world."

Budweiser Woman of the Match Alex Morgan contributed two goals and Abby Wambach deposited the game-winner as the United States unloaded for four second half goals to sail past the visitors. Heather O’Reilly opened the scoring for the USA in the 25th minute, but Australia came back to take a 2-1 lead behind goal from Lisa de Vanna and Sarah Walsh, who was playing her last game for the Matildas. After Morgan and Wambach provided the U.S. with the lead once again, Shannon Boxx and Sydney Leroux rounded out the scoring.

The U.S. WNT improves its record to 23-1-1 in 2012, and next faces Germany on Oct. 20 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Fans can follow the action on via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker or on Twitter.

After an even start to the match, the U.S. struck first after some industrious work by Alex Morgan. Earning her first 51st cap, the striker chased down a loose ball and slid a pass across the box to O’Reilly, whose well-struck effort caromed off a defender and into the back of the net.

Australia responded well with an equalizer seven minutes later off a lightning-fast counter when Clare Polkinghorne found Lisa de Vanna, who slipped a quick shot to the far post past a charging Hope Solo.

Before the USA could catch its breath, the Matildas snatched the lead in the 34th minute after Sarah Walsh tucked a strike under Solo following a cross from Stephanie Catley.

The U.S. equalized just before the interval off the foot of Morgan, who played a nice combination with Kelly O’Hara and finished with a precision strike from the left side of the penalty area.

The United States came out with the pedal to the metal in the second half, and took the lead for good in the 53rd minute. Morgan pounced on a poor pass from the Australian defense  and fired hard towards goal, her effort deflecting off Wambach's leg and taking a strange bounce that found its way inside the Australian goal.

Ten minutes later, Morgan finished off a pass from Megan Rapinoe from the right side, heading home past the charging Aussie ‘keeper Brianna Davey. The scoring continued for the United States six minutes later when Boxx nodded home a header of her own off a Rapinoe corner kick, tallying for the second straight game against Australia.

Second-half substitute Sydney Leroux closed out the attacking display in the 82nd minute, once again benefitting from the industry of Rapinoe, getting on the end of a well-struck cross and heading home

Additional Notes:

  • Alex Morgan increased her career goal total to 34 in 51 international matches.
  • U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone played in her 270th career international match on Sunday. She sits four behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list.
  • The USA has outscored Australia 79-20 in their 24 meetings all-time.
  • The U.S. WNT earned its 14th consecutive victory dating back to early April of this year
  • Boxx earned her 174th cap and sole possession of 10th place overall on the all-time list, surpassing former goalkeeper Briana Scurry.
  • After three games of the Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic, the U.S. is undefeated at 3-0-0 and has outscored their opponents 16-3. 

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

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Australia
Date: Sept. 19, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Kickoff: 8:13 p.m. MT
Attendance: 18,589
Weather: 68 degrees, clear

Scoring Summary:   1      2      F
USA                               2      4      6
AUS                               2      0      2

USA – Heather O’Reilly (Alex Morgan)                                   25th minute
AUS – Lisa de Vanna (Clare Polkinghorne)                            32
AUS – Sarah Walsh (Stephanie Catley)                                   34
USA – Alex Morgan (Kelley O’Hara)                                         43
USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)                                    53
USA – Alex Morgan (Heather Mitts)                                        63
USA – Shannon Boxx (Megan Rapinoe)                                 69
USA – Sydney Leroux (Megan Rapinoe)                                                82

Lineups:
USA:   1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46); 9-Heather O’Reilly (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46), 12-Lauren Cheney (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (8-Amy Rodriguez, 62); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 74), 14-Abby Wambach
Substitutions Not Used: 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

AUS:   18-Brianna Davey; 19-Stephanie Catley, 8-Danielle Brogan, 10-Servet Uzunlar, 7-Caitlin Foord;  4-Clare Polkinghorne (23-Alanna Kennedy, 74), 14-Collette McCallum (15-Emily van Egmond, 61), 17-Kyah Simon (22-Michelle Heyman, 76), 2-Teigen Allen (12-Kathryn Gill, 86); 9-Sarah Walsh (capt.) (3-Ashley Brown, 57), 11-Lisa de Vanna
Substitutions Not Used: 20-Samantha Kerr, 21-Mackenzie Arnold, 24-Emily Gielnik
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

Stats Summary: USA / AUS
Shots: 21 / 3
Shots on Goal: 13 / 2
Saves: 1 / 7
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 3 / 8
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
AUS – Sarah Walsh (caution)                       34th minute

Officials:
Referee: Kristin Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emilie Buse (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Shannon Poplstein (USA)
Fourth Official: Katja Koroleva (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan 

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

Match: U.S. WNT vs. Australia
Date: Sept. 19, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Kickoff: 8:13 p.m. MT
Attendance: 18,589
Weather: 68 degrees, clear

Scoring Summary:   1      2      F
USA                               2      4      6
AUS                               2      0      2

USA – Heather O’Reilly (Alex Morgan)                                   25th minute
AUS – Lisa de Vanna (Clare Polkinghorne)                            32
AUS – Sarah Walsh (Stephanie Catley)                                   34
USA – Alex Morgan (Kelley O’Hara)                                         43
USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)                                    53
USA – Alex Morgan (Heather Mitts)                                        63
USA – Shannon Boxx (Megan Rapinoe)                                 69
USA – Sydney Leroux (Megan Rapinoe)                                                82

Lineups:
USA:   1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46); 9-Heather O’Reilly (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46), 12-Lauren Cheney (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (8-Amy Rodriguez, 62); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 74), 14-Abby Wambach
Substitutions Not Used: 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

AUS:   18-Brianna Davey; 19-Stephanie Catley, 8-Danielle Brogan, 10-Servet Uzunlar, 7-Caitlin Foord;  4-Clare Polkinghorne (23-Alanna Kennedy, 74), 14-Collette McCallum (15-Emily van Egmond, 61), 17-Kyah Simon (22-Michelle Heyman, 76), 2-Teigen Allen (12-Kathryn Gill, 86); 9-Sarah Walsh (capt.) (3-Ashley Brown, 57), 11-Lisa de Vanna
Substitutions Not Used: 20-Samantha Kerr, 21-Mackenzie Arnold, 24-Emily Gielnik
Head coach: Tom Sermanni 

Stats Summary: USA / AUS 
Shots: 21 / 3
Shots on Goal: 13 / 2
Saves: 1 / 7
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 3 / 8
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
AUS – Sarah Walsh (caution)                       34th minute

Officials:
Referee: Kristin Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emilie Buse (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Shannon Poplstein (USA)
Fourth Official: Katja Koroleva (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan 

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GALLERY: MNT Draws Portugal 1-1 in Final Match of 2017

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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