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U.S. Women's National Team Defeats China PR 2-0 in Detroit

  • Alex Morgan Becomes Only Second Player in U.S. History to Record at Least 20 Goals and 20 Assists in Calendar Year, Following Mia Hamm in 1998
  • Amy Rodriguez Earns Her 100th Cap for U.S. WNT
  • Fan Tribute Tour Presented by Panasonic Resumes Dec. 12 when U.S. WNT Faces China at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston Live on FOX Soccer at 7:30 p.m. CT

DETROIT (Dec. 8, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team put together an excellent second half and scored twice after the break through Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux to record a 2-0 victory against China PR in the eighth match of the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.

A crowd of 17,371 at Ford Field roared its approval as the USA moved to 26-1-3 in 2012. The match was the 12th all-time played indoors by the U.S. Women who have a perfect 12-0-0 record under a roof.

Forward Alex Morgan, who started on the bench for the first time since Jan. 27 against Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver, B.C. (a span of 25 straight starts), came into the game at halftime for Amy Rodriguez and had several good scoring chances. However, it was her assist to Leroux in the 84th minute that made history as she notched her 20th of 2012. Along with her 28 goals so far that assist made her just the second player in U.S. history to score at least 20 goals and record 20 assists in a calendar year. Mia Hamm was the first – and before Saturday the only – player to achieve that feat, doing so in 1998 when she had exactly 20 goals and 20 assists.

The USA moved to 6-0-2 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 Wednesday, Dec. 12, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston in the bridge match of the three-game series against China. That match will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer at 7:30 p.m. CT. The USA will also face China on Dec. 15 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., to end the tour in a match broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network and Univision Deportes Network at 7 p.m. ET.

The match was the 100th career international game for Rodriguez who became the 28th player to achieve that mark. As is tradition on the U.S. team, she captained the side for the match. She was replaced by Tobin Heath in the 48th minute.

Heath made an impact in the second half and was in the center of numerous dangerous attacking sequences. She set up the first goal in the 50th minute after halftime substitute Becky Sauerbrunn had received a pass down the left flank and played Heath running into the middle of the field. Heath initially was tackled and dispossessed, but dug in hard to win the ball back, evaded several defenders with a swerving dribble and slipped a pass into the center of the penalty area to Lloyd.

Lloyd also pulled off a nice dribble to her left to avoid a defender and then slid to drill her left-footed shot into the near post at the lower left corner from 12 yards out. Lloyd, who deserved a goal against the Republic of Ireland in the USA’s last match on Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz., only to be stopped several times by Ireland’s goalkeeper, recorded her 42nd career goal in her 149th game.

Leroux came into the match in the 71st minute and, as she has done many times this year, scored off a one-on-one chance. Morgan collected a ball near the top of the penalty area and slipped a pass into the left side of the box where Leroux latched on to it and beat her defender before baring down on goal and calmly rolling the ball past China goalkeeper Zhang Yue into the lower right corner. It was Leroux’s 13th goal of 2012, all of them off the bench, as she extended her team record for most goals as a substitute in a calendar year.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo had some work to do on the afternoon, making several excellent saves while taking the danger out of a few tough crosses. Solo made quality back-to-back saves during a period of China pressure about 12 minutes into the match, first pushing away a hard angled shot from the right side of the penalty area from Zhang Rui and then moments later gobbling up a hard shot from 18 yards that was struck low and hard by China captain Pu Wei.

Solo came up huge in the 42nd minute after a miscue in the back led to forward Ma Xiaoxu getting a one-on-one chance, but the U.S. goalkeeper made a great diving save to her left. Solo earned her 66th career shutout.

Rodriguez had a chance to score just seconds into her 100th cap, but after she latched onto a flicked header from Abby Wambach, she shot straight at the goalkeeper from 12 yards out.

Lauren Cheney hit a bouncing volley off the post in the 4th minute and Morgan came just a few feet from scoring on almost her first touch when she intercepted a back pass in the 48th minute and lifted it over the onrushing goalkeeper, only to see it drop just wide left of the goal. Second-half substitute Heather O’Reilly, who did some fine work down the right flank in the final 45 minutes, hit the outside of the right post in the 69th minute with a low driven shot.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 21 games.
  • The match marked the first time since the Olympic gold medal game in which Alex Morgan or Abby Wambach did not score a goal.
  • U.S. captain Christie Rampone earned her 274th career cap. She sits behind only former teammates Kristine Lilly (352) and Mia Hamm (275) on the U.S. and world’s all-time caps list. If Rampone plays in the final two games of the year against China, she will move past Hamm, as well.
  • If Lloyd plays against China on Dec. 12 in Houston, she will earn her 150th career cap and become the 17th player to reach that mark for the U.S. Women.
  • U.S. interim head coach Jill Ellis made all six of her allowed subs, also giving Heather Mitts a run in the 71st minute in place of Amy LePeilbet.


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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 17,371
Weather: 72 degrees, indoors

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

USA – Carli Lloyd (Tobin Heath) 50th minute
USA – Sydney Leroux (Alex Morgan) 84

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 71), 3-Christie Rampone, 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney (11-Sydney Leroux, 71); 8-Amy Rodriguez (capt.) (17-Tobin Heath, 48), 14-Abby Wambach (13-Alex Morgan, 46)
Subs Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Jill Ellis


CHN: 1-Zhang Yue; 2-Wang Lingling, 4-Li Jiayue (6-Lin Yuping), 14-Wang Dongni (20-Huang Yini), 26-Wu Haiyan; 7-Bi Yan (18-Han Peng, 59), 11-Pu Wei (capt.), 21-Wang Lisi (16-Wang Chen, 72), 23-Ren Guixin, 25-Zhang Rui (27-Li Ying, 66), 10-Ma Xiaoxu (13-Wang Shanshan, 55)
Subs Not Used: 12-Wang Fei, 19-Liu Shanshan, 33-Zhang Xin
Head coach: Hao Wei


Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 21 / 11
Shots on Goal: 8 / 4
Saves: 4 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 8 / 14
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary
CHN – Zhang Rui (caution) 20th minute
CHN – Li Jiayue (caution) 79

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

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 17,371
Weather: 72 degrees, indoors

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

USA – Carli Lloyd (Tobin Heath) 50th minute
USA – Sydney Leroux (Alex Morgan) 84

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 71), 3-Christie Rampone, 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (9-Heather O’Reilly, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney (11-Sydney Leroux, 71); 8-Amy Rodriguez (capt.) (17-Tobin Heath, 48), 14-Abby Wambach (13-Alex Morgan, 46)
Subs Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Jill Ellis


CHN: 1-Zhang Yue; 2-Wang Lingling, 4-Li Jiayue (6-Lin Yuping), 14-Wang Dongni (20-Huang Yini), 26-Wu Haiyan; 7-Bi Yan (18-Han Peng, 59), 11-Pu Wei (capt.), 21-Wang Lisi (16-Wang Chen, 72), 23-Ren Guixin, 25-Zhang Rui (27-Li Ying, 66), 10-Ma Xiaoxu (13-Wang Shanshan, 55)
Subs Not Used: 12-Wang Fei, 19-Liu Shanshan, 33-Zhang Xin
Head coach: Hao Wei


Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 21 / 11
Shots on Goal: 8 / 4
Saves: 4 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 8 / 14
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary
CHN – Zhang Rui (caution) 20th minute
CHN – Li Jiayue (caution) 79

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

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Hope Solo
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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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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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