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U.S. Women's National Team and Germany Play to 1-1 Draw in Front of Sell Out Crowd at Toyota Park

  • Abby Wambach Scores 147th Career Goal off of Alex Morgan’s Team-Leading 16th Assist
  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists Move to 3-0-1 in Fan Tribute Tour
  • U.S. WNT Faces Germany in Rematch on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.; Live Broadcast Starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Oct. 20, 2012) – The match between the top two teams in the current FIFA Women’s World Rankings lived up to the hype as the No. 1 U.S. Women’s National Team played No. 2 Germany to a 1-1 draw in front of a sellout crowd of 19,522 at Toyota Park on the Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.

The lone goal for the 2012 London Olympic gold medalists came in the second minute as forward Abby Wambach scored her 147th career goal off of an assist from Alex Morgan.

Both teams put together some excellent attacking sequences, but also defended extremely tough and each nation managed just two shots on goal during the match. The hard tackles were flying for the entire 90 minutes as both teams ran hard, blocked shots, countered at speed and tried to break each other down. In the end, teach team could only manage one score, but will get a chance to spar again in the next match of the Fan Tribute Tour on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET, with a live broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. Fans can also follow the match via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The USA needed only 1 minute and 47 seconds to strike first when Wambach scored from close range as she slid to tap in Morgan’s team-leading 16th assist for a 1-0 lead. The goal was created when Tobin Heath won the ball from Germany right back Bianca Schmidt and fed to Lauren Cheney in the middle. She found Morgan on the left side and the speedy U.S. striker sent a hard service across the goal box toward the far right post. Wambach held her run just enough to stay onside before slipping behind the defense to knock home her 22nd goal of 2012.

The 22 goals are the fourth most-ever in a calendar year by a U.S. player, behind only Michelle Akers (39 in 1991), Wambach herself (31 in 2004) and Morgan this year (24).

Germany’s Anja Mittag responded with a 14th-minute equalizer – a beautiful left-footed strike into the far right corner that just sailed over U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo’s outstretched glove. Mittag did well to shoot at top speed after running onto a one-touch assist from Simone Laudehr, who worked herself free from the USA defense in the middle of the field.

The U.S. caught a big break in the 24th minute after Linda Bresonik got free behind the U.S. defense on the right side and rolled a pass to the wide-open Laudehr. The German midfielder had an open look at goal from just over six yards away, but somehow sliced her shot just wide left of the post.

The USA nearly created a go-ahead goal just before halftime when Morgan raced down the right side and cross back into the middle to Cheney, who smashed her right-footed volley just wide of the right post.

Both teams made three changes at halftime and the Americans started the second half strong as well. In the 48th minute, halftime sub Carli Lloyd dribbled hard into the right side of the box and sent a ball across the face of the goal that a sliding Abby Wambach barely missed turning on frame.

In the 53rd minute, a U.S. corner kick was cleared high in the air and fell inside the six-yard box with a clump of players battling for it. Wambach was bundled down from behind as the Germans cleared it, but got no call.

Solo made a huge save to keep the score level in the 64th minute with a diving stop on Mittag’s shot after she ran onto a great pass the was slipped up the middle into the penalty area. Solo dove to her right to push away the driven shot and Germany’s follow-up attempt from Dzsenifer Marozsan missed the frame high.

Just a minute earlier, Verena Faisst had missed a great chance after a superb German attack, pushing her open shot from the left side of the penalty area just wide left of the goal.

Second-half sub Heather O’Reilly had one of the USA’s best scoring chances of the second half in the 75th minute when she hit a bending left-footed shot from a little more than 20 yards out that went just over the crossbar and hit the top netting.

In the 81st minute, Morgan blazed down the left flank and saw Wambach making a hard run to the far post. German defender Saskia Bartusiak recovered just in time to get her head on the cross and send it over the end line or Wambach would have had a great chance to score yet another header herself.

The chance started a sequence of three consecutive dangerous corner kicks, all of which the German defense managed to scramble away.

Additional Notes:

  • U.S. WNT interim head coach Jill Ellis managed her first game on Saturday. Ellis, the Development Director for the U.S. Women’s National Teams since January of 2011, will also manage the team on Tuesday against Germany.
  • The U.S. moved to 23-1-2 this year and to 6-0-3 all-time in games pitting the No. 1 and No. 2 FIFA-ranked teams. The USA also moved to 4-0-1 as a top-ranked team playing the second-ranked team.
  • The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 17 games but saw its 14-game winning streak come to a close. Saturday’s draw was the first stalemate since played Japan to a 1-1 tie on April 1 in Sendai, Japan.
  • The USA is now 17-4-5 all-time against Germany.
  • Captain and center back Christie Rampone played in her 270th career match. She now sits only two caps behind third-place Julie Foudy (272) on the all-time list.
  • Forward Abby Wambach earned her 192nd career cap to tie with Brandi Chastain for eighth all-time.
  • Right back Heather Mitts made her 131st career appearance on Saturday and her first start since she played the full 90 minutes of the USA’s 3-0 win against Colombia on July 28 to clinch a quarterfinal berth out of Group G in the London Olympics.
  • Ellis used all six allowed substitutes, making three changes at halftime: Amy LePeilbet for Mitts, Heather O’Reilly for Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd for Lauren Cheney. Forwards Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux also saw time at the end of the match, both playing the final seven minutes plus stoppage time. Becky Sauerbrunn also came on for Kelley O’Hara in the 73rd minute.
  • Following the U.S. WNT’s match against Germany on Tuesday, the USA hosts the Republic of Ireland at 7 p.m. PT on Nov. 28 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., and at 7:30 p.m. MT on Dec. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Kickoff: 6:06 p.m. CT
Attendance: 19,522 (sell-out)
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan) 2nd minute
GER – Anja Mittag (Simone Laudehr) 14

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts (6-Amy LePeilbet, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 73); 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx (8-Amy Rodriguez, 83), 12-Lauren Cheney (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 83) 
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Jill Ellis 

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 2-Bianca Schmidt (22-Luisa Wensing, 46), 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn; 6-Simone Laudehr, 7-Melanie Behringer (15-Verena Faisst, 46), 10-Linda Bresonik (18-Svenja Huth, 75), 11-Anja Mittag (9-Alexandra Popp, 77), 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 17-Viola Odebrecht (8-Kim Kulig, 46) 
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Almuth Schult, 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, 16-Martina Muller,20-Lena Goessling, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Leonie Maier 
Head coach: Silvia Neid 

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 7 / 12
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 14 / 18
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Margaret Domka
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy
Assistant Referee 2: Veronica Perez
Fourth Official: Kari Seitz 

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Shannon Boxx

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Kickoff: 6:06 p.m. CT
Attendance: 19,522 (sell-out)
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan) 2nd minute
GER – Anja Mittag (Simone Laudehr) 14

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts (6-Amy LePeilbet, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 73); 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx (8-Amy Rodriguez, 83), 12-Lauren Cheney (10-Carli Lloyd, 46), 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 83) 
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Jill Ellis 

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 2-Bianca Schmidt (22-Luisa Wensing, 46), 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn; 6-Simone Laudehr, 7-Melanie Behringer (15-Verena Faisst, 46), 10-Linda Bresonik (18-Svenja Huth, 75), 11-Anja Mittag (9-Alexandra Popp, 77), 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 17-Viola Odebrecht (8-Kim Kulig, 46) 
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Almuth Schult, 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, 16-Martina Muller,20-Lena Goessling, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Leonie Maier 
Head coach: Silvia Neid 

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 7 / 12
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 14 / 18
Offside: 0 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Margaret Domka
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy
Assistant Referee 2: Veronica Perez
Fourth Official: Kari Seitz 

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Shannon Boxx 

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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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