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U.S. WNT Defeats Ireland 5-0 in Fan Tribute Tour, Presented by Panasonic

PORTLAND (Nov 28, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team rolled past the Republic of Ireland 5-0 on a chilly night as Alex Morgan scored a hat trick in the first half and Sydney Leroux added two goals off the bench after the break. The match was the sixth of ten on the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.

The USA moved to 4-0-2 on the Fan Tribute Tour, a celebration of the team’s run to a fourth gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The two teams will meet again on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Coverage begins on FOX Soccer at 7 p.m. MT. Fans can follow the match via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Morgan’s second-career hat trick upped her total to 27 goals in 2012 and made her just the third U.S. player in history to surpass 25 goals in a calendar year. Abby Wambach scored 31 in 2004, while Michelle Akers holds the record with 39 in 1991.

The match was played on a slick artificial surface at JELD-WEN Field, home to Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers. After an inconsistent start from the U.S. team, Morgan scored three goals in 20 minutes to stake the Americans to a 3-0 halftime lead.

Ireland played in a 4-5-1 formation and dropped deep to limit the USA’s attacking space, but after Morgan was denied in the 7th and 21st minutes on nice saves from Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne, she started her hat trick night in the 24th minute.

The 23-year-old Morgan won a bouncing ball after it was headed down the right side by Heather Mitts. Morgan cut inside, losing several defenders with quick bursts while making a lateral run across the top of the penalty area. She slid to strike a pacey shot from just outside the penalty area that skimmed off the turf, off the inside of the left post and in past the diving Byrne.

Morgan doubled up in the 34th minute after a nice attack down the left wing. Left back Becky Sauerbrunn played a square pass into the penalty area and Lauren Cheney somehow worked her way through two defenders to turn and face the goal, then played a short pass back to Morgan at the top of the six-yard box. Morgan swung her lethal left foot and smashed a seven-yard shot past Byrne into the lower left corner.

Morgan added her third just before halftime after Abby Wambach played her a pass forward as she ran toward the penalty area. Morgan’s first shot was blocked, but the rebound went right back to her and she used her right foot this time to hit a low shot past the screened Byrne and into the right corner from 19 yards out.

Morgan’s first career hat trick came in the 2012 Algarve Cup in Portugal last March when she scored three goals in the 4-0 victory against Sweden in the third-place match of the tournament.

U.S. interim head coach Jill Ellis made four changes at halftime, but the game really heated up after Leroux and Amy Rodriguez came on in the 59th minute and the Americans switched to a 3-4-3 formation.

Leroux made it 4-0 in the 62nd minute after halftime substitute Heather O’Reilly beat her defender down the right flank on the sprint and sent a perfect cross into the middle. Leroux got a step on her defender and sent a header from six yards back toward the right side of the goal. Bryne was moving across the net and got a piece of the ball, but she was wrong-footed and could not keep it out of the net.

Leroux added her second in the 81st minute after a nice combination of passes between her, Lauren Cheney and Rodriguez, who got the ball to Leroux deep on the left side of the penalty area. She shot right at Bryne, but the ball had enough pace on it to slip past the Irish ‘keeper and into the net.

The two goals gave Leroux 12 goals in 2012, all off the bench, and extended her U.S. record for most goals as a reserve in a calendar year.

The visitors had some possession in first half, but it was almost all USA after the break, and the Americans ended up out-shooting Ireland 20-3 for the match.

Additional Notes:

  • Alex Morgan scored her three goals 10 minutes apart from each other in the 24th, 34th and 44th minutes.
  • Christie Rampone played in her 272nd career match, tying Julie Foudy for third place all-time and can move into sole possession of third place when the USA faces Ireland on Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.
  • Heather O’Reilly and Shannon Boxx both played in their 176th career game, tying Shannon MacMillan for 10th on the USA all-time caps list.
  • The U.S. moved to 24-1-3 this year
  • The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 19 games.
  • U.S. goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart played the second half after replacing Hope Solo, earning her 44th career cap and her first since playing against Sweden at the Algarve Cup in Portugal back on March 7 of this year.
  • Megan Rapinoe got the start and pulled off some fantastic dribbles in her adopted hometown where she stared in college and got a nice ovation when she left the game along with Morgan in the 59th minute.
  • The USA has played Ireland nine times in its history and in six of those games has scored five goals. Five were 5-0 victories, and one a 5-1 win.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Attendance: 10,092
Weather: 47 degrees, cold, cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         3 2 5
IRL                          0 0 0

USA – Alex Morgan (Heather Mitts) 24th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Lauren Cheney) 34
USA – Alex Morgan 44
USA – Sydney Leroux (Heather O’Reilly) 62
USA – Sydney Leroux (Amy Rodriguez) 81

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (5-Kelley O’Hara, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney, 17-Tobin Heath (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 59), 14-Abby Wambach (7-Shannon Boxx, 46)
Subs Not Used: 6-Amy LePeilbet, 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Jill Ellis


IRL: 1-Emma Byrne; 2-Sophie Perry (7-Mary Therese McDonnell, 46), 4-Louise Quinn, 5-Yvonne Tracey, 8-Meabh De Burca; 6-Niamh Fahey (18-Ciara Grant, 57), 10-Julie Ann Russell, 11-Aine O’Gorman (17-Shannon Smyth, 46), 13-Diane Caldwell; 9-Fiona O’Sullivan, 12-Denise O’Sullivan (15-Ruesha Littlejohn, 90+2)
Subs Not Used: 3-Megan Campbell, 14-Shannon McDonnell, 16-Eve Gbadana
Head coach: Sue Ronan


Stats Summary: USA / IRL
Shots: 20 / 3
Shots on Goal: 10 / 1
Saves: 1 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 6 / 4
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Fourth Official: Ronald Lagraff (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan
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-U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Attendance: 10,092
Weather: 47 degrees, cold, cloudy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         3 2 5
IRL                          0 0 0

USA – Alex Morgan (Heather Mitts) 24th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Lauren Cheney) 34
USA – Alex Morgan 44
USA – Sydney Leroux (Heather O’Reilly) 62
USA – Sydney Leroux (Amy Rodriguez) 81

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (5-Kelley O’Hara, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney, 17-Tobin Heath (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 59), 14-Abby Wambach (7-Shannon Boxx, 46)
Subs Not Used: 6-Amy LePeilbet, 21-Jill Loyden
Head coach: Jill Ellis


IRL: 1-Emma Byrne; 2-Sophie Perry (7-Mary Therese McDonnell, 46), 4-Louise Quinn, 5-Yvonne Tracey, 8-Meabh De Burca; 6-Niamh Fahey (18-Ciara Grant, 57), 10-Julie Ann Russell, 11-Aine O’Gorman (17-Shannon Smyth, 46), 13-Diane Caldwell; 9-Fiona O’Sullivan, 12-Denise O’Sullivan (15-Ruesha Littlejohn, 90+2)
Subs Not Used: 3-Megan Campbell, 14-Shannon McDonnell, 16-Eve Gbadana
Head coach: Sue Ronan


Stats Summary: USA / IRL
Shots: 20 / 3
Shots on Goal: 10 / 1
Saves: 1 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 6 / 4
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Marlene Duffy (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Fourth Official: Ronald Lagraff (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan
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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.

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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.

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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)

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