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U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Ireland 2-0 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 1, 2012) – Forward Alex Morgan scored just 44 seconds into the match and midfielder Megan Rapinoe added a goal seven minutes before halftime as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated the Republic of Ireland for the second time in four days, winning 2-0 in the seventh match of the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.

The USA moved to 5-0-2 on the Fan Tribute Tour, a celebration of the team’s run to a fourth gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The USA will be in action next on Dec. 8 at Ford Field in Detroit to start a three-game series against China. The USA will also face China on Dec. 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and Dec. 15 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

U.S. captain Christie Rampone came off the bench for the first time this year, entering at halftime to earn her 273rd career cap. Playing right back, the position she started in many years ago when she debuted for the USA in 1998, Rampone moved past former U.S. captain Julie Foudy and into third-place on the U.S. and world’s all-time caps list. Former teammates Kristine Lilly (352) and Mia Hamm (275) are the only players in history to play more games than Rampone. If Rampone plays in the final three games of the year against China, she will move past Hamm, as well.

Morgan, who scored a first-half hat trick in the USA’s 5-0 victory against Ireland last Wednesday in Portland, Ore., got the USA on the board with a lightning strike just seconds after the opening whistle. Midfielder Shannon Boxx slipped a perfectly-weighted pass behind the Ireland defense into the left side of the box and Morgan made a dynamic run to get behind the ball before lashing a shot from 10 yards out past Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne and into the lower right corner.

Morgan’s goal upped her total in 2012 to a team-leading 28 scores, third-best in a calendar year behind only Abby Wambach, who scored 31 in 2004, and Michelle Akers, who holds the record with 39 in 1991.

Rapinoe doubled the USA’s lead in the 28th minute when former Arizona State All-American Amy LePeilbet played a long ball down the left wing to the streaking Morgan. The fleet forward took the ball all the way to the end line before cutting a pass back into the center of the box to the crashing Rapinoe. She hit her shot first-time from 14 yards, past the wrong-footed Byrne, off the leg of a scrambling defender and into the net.

The assist was Morgan’s team-leading 19th of the year and gives her the fourth-most in a single year in U.S. history. Hamm had 22 assists in the final year of her career in 2004 and Carin Gabarra had 21 in 1991. Hamm also had 20 assists in 1998. Those are the only three times a U.S. player has reached or surpassed 20 assists in a calendar year.

Ireland played with a bit more verve during the match Portland, but in front of 11,570 appreciative fans, the Americans dominated possession and territory. The USA out shot Ireland 17-2 and the Irish managed just one shot on goal.

The score would have been much higher if not for some heroics from the six-foot Byrne, who made five spectacular saves in the second half, three of them on excellent efforts from Carli Lloyd.

In the 51st minute, the Irish ‘keeper dove to push Lloyd shot from distance around the post. Two minutes later, Byrne kick-saved a 10-yard shot from Lloyd after she had played a clever give-and-go with Abby Wambach that freed her up deep in the penalty area.

In the 62nd minute, Lloyd returned the favor and played Wambach into the box with a great slipped pass. Wambach cut back to lose a defender and fired hard at Byrne, but she made another good save, knocking the ball down before falling on it.

Byrne made her best save in the 67th minute after Lloyd hit a drive from 30 yards out that was surely headed into the upper-right corner. The long-time Arsenal Ladies ‘keeper fully extended herself and just got a piece of the ball, pushing it off the crossbar in a spectacular piece of goalkeeping.

U.S. forward Sydney Leroux, who graduated from high school in Arizona, came into the match in the 59th minute and almost delighted her hometown crowd in the 75th, but once again Byrne was there to save her team. Rampone raced past two defenders down the right flank and crossed back on the ground to Leroux, whose shot to the near post was scooped away by Byrne.

Additional Notes:

  • Amy Rodriguez earned her 99th career cap and should get her 100th in Detroit on Dec 8. She would become the 28th female player in U.S. history to join the Century Club.
  • With the win, the U.S. moved to 25-1-3 this year.
  • The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games.
  • The match marked the first time in the 508-match history of the U.S. Women’s National Team that three goalkeepers played in a single game. Hope Solo started, before giving way in the 22nd minute to 2012 Olympic alternate Jill Loyden, who played the reminder of the first half, and then Nicole Barnhart was in net for the final 45 minutes.
  • Rapinoe’s goal was her 7th in 2012 and the 18th of her career in her 65th career game.
  • U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath missed the match to attend her sister’s wedding.
  • U.S. midfielder Heather O’Reilly was not available to play due to flu-like symptoms.

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


Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Arizona
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. MT
Attendance: 11,570
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Alex Morgan (Shannon Boxx) 1st minute
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Alex Morgan) 38

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 22; 18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (3-Christie Rampone, 46), 16-Rachel Buehler, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Amy LePeilbet; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 59), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney; 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 59), 14-Abby Wambach (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis


IRL: 1-Emma Byrne; 7-Mary Therese McDonnell, 3-Megan Campbell, 4-Louise Quinn, 14-Shannon McDonnell; 11-Aine O’Gorman, 6-Niamh Fahey, 18-Ciara Grant (2-Sophie Perry, 46), 10-Julie Ann Russell (15-Ruesha Littlejohn, 58), 13-Diane Caldwell; 12-Denise O’Sullivan (17-Shannon Smyth, 46)
Subs Not Used: 5-Yvonne Tracey, 8-Meabh De Burca, 16-Eve Gbadana
Head coach: Sue Ronan


Stats Summary: USA / IRL
Shots: 17 / 2
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 1 / 6
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1
Fouls: 7 / 13
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary
IRL – Sophie Perry (caution) 81st minute
IRL – Niamh Fahey (caution) 88

Officials:
Referee: Kristen Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Veronica Perez (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Kari Seitz (USA)

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


Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Arizona
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. MT
Attendance: 11,570
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Alex Morgan (Shannon Boxx) 1st minute
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Alex Morgan) 38

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 22; 18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (3-Christie Rampone, 46), 16-Rachel Buehler, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Amy LePeilbet; 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 59), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney; 13-Alex Morgan (11-Sydney Leroux, 59), 14-Abby Wambach (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis


IRL: 1-Emma Byrne; 7-Mary Therese McDonnell, 3-Megan Campbell, 4-Louise Quinn, 14-Shannon McDonnell; 11-Aine O’Gorman, 6-Niamh Fahey, 18-Ciara Grant (2-Sophie Perry, 46), 10-Julie Ann Russell (15-Ruesha Littlejohn, 58), 13-Diane Caldwell; 12-Denise O’Sullivan (17-Shannon Smyth, 46)
Subs Not Used: 5-Yvonne Tracey, 8-Meabh De Burca, 16-Eve Gbadana
Head coach: Sue Ronan


Stats Summary: USA / IRL
Shots: 17 / 2
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 1 / 6
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1
Fouls: 7 / 13
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary
IRL – Sophie Perry (caution) 81st minute
IRL – Niamh Fahey (caution) 88

Officials:
Referee: Kristen Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Veronica Perez (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Amanda Ross (USA)
Fourth Official: Kari Seitz (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd
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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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