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U.S. WNT Beats China PR 4-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston

  • Wambach’s Two Goals Move Her Within Eight of Mia Hamm’s World Record of 158
  • Carli Lloyd Adds 43rd Career Goal in 150th Career Appearance; Heather O’Reilly Notches Three Assists
  • Fan Tribute Tour, Presented by Panasonic, Concludes on Dec. 15 when U.S. Faces China PR at Boca Raton, Fla., Live on NBC Sports Network and Univision Deports Network at 7 p.m. ET

HOUSTON (Dec. 12, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team, led by Abby Wambach’s 149th and 150th career goals, posted a 4-0 victory against China PR in front of 15,643 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium in the ninth match of the 2012 Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.

Midfielder Carli Lloyd added her 43rd career goal during her 150th career international appearance, and Heather O’Reilly assisted on both Wambach goals and Amy Rodriguez’ 85th minute goal as the USA improved to 7-0-2 on the Fan Tribute Tour, a celebration of the team’s run to a fourth gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

The U.S. concludes a wildly successful year and the Fan Tribute Tour on Saturday, Dec. 15, when it hosts China at 7 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The match will broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network and Univision Deportes Network. Fans can follow the game via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

After mustering some long-distance attempts against a young China side in the game’s early moments, the USA found the ever-dangerous head of Wambach in the 20th minute to make it 1-0. Defender Heather Mitts played the ball up to O’Reilly on the right flank and she whipped a point-perfect cross just over defender Wang Dongni’s head to Wambach, who darted in front of another defender and snapped a powerful header from six yards into the right side of the net that gave China goalkeeper Wang Fei no chance.

The USA didn’t score again until the 62nd minute, but then got two in two minutes. The USA made it 2-0 when second-half sub Megan Rapinoe took a corner kick from the left side, sending in a driven cross to the far post. Lloyd and Wambach both were in a good position to get a head on the service, but it was Lloyd who rose to bury a spectacular header that caromed off the right post and in.

Just one minute later, Wambach got on the score sheet again when O’Reilly played the ball up to the star striker near the end line. Wambach cut inside to her left to elude China defender Huang Yini and struck a crisp left-footed shot that took a deflection before landing in the left side of the net.

The goal was Wambach’s 25th of 2012 and moved her to within eight goals of Mia Hamm’s record all-time world record of 158 career tallies.

With just five minutes left, Rodriguez capped off the scoring with her ninth goal of 2012, all of which have come off the bench. O’Reilly created the buildup, hopping over a China defender during a run down the right side and took a shot at the near right post. Fei made the save, but the ball rebound directly to Rodriguez who finished from close range.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA improved to 27-1-3 in 2012 and extended its unbeaten streak to 22 games.
  • The U.S. defense has gone 365 straight minutes without conceding a goal.
  • U.S. defender and team captain Christie Rampone earned her 275th career cap to tie for second all-time with National Soccer Hall of Famer Mia Hamm (275 caps from 1987-2004). Rampone has a chance this Saturday to move into sole possession of second place behind Kristine Lilly (352 caps from 1987-2010).
  • Carli Lloyd earned her 150th career cap and became the 17th player to reach that mark for the U.S. Women.
  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo, who broke her U.S. WNT wins record in the Dec. 8 victory against China PR, picked up her 25th win of the year Wednesday. Solo set a record 23 wins for a calendar year in 2008 and she now has 102 for her career, second only to Briana Scurry’s 132.
  • The U.S. improved to 96-2-7 when Abby Wambach scores a goal.
  • With Wambach’s two goals, she and Alex Morgan (28 goals) have combined for 53 this year. The U.S. WNT duo scoring record is currently held by Michelle Akers (39 goals) and Carin Jennings (16 goals) who combined for 55 goals in 1991.
  • Interim head coach Jill Ellis selected defenders Heather Mitts and Becky Sauerbrunn for their eighth and ninth starts of the year, respectively. Mitts made her 136th career appearance and Sauerbrunn surpassed her previous career-high of eight starts in 2011.
  • The U.S. made four changes to start the second half. Backup goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made her 46th career appearance to replace Solo. Rachel Buehler replaced Mitts on the back line and Megan Rapinoe and Shannon Boxx took over in the midfield for Tobin Heath and Lauren Cheney.
  • The U.S. improved to 4-0-0 in games played in Houston. Wednesday’s game was the team’s first at the newly built BBVA Compass Stadium.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 15,643
Weather: 52 degrees, cool and clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 3 4
CHN                         0 0 0

USA – Abby Wambach (Heather O’Reilly) 20th minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (Megan Rapinoe) 62
USA – Abby Wambach (Heather O’Reilly) 63
USA – Amy Rodriguez (Heather O’Reilly) 85

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (16-Rachel Buehler, 46), 3-Christie Rampone, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Amy LePeilbet; 9-Heather O’Reilly, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (8-Amy Rodriguez, 75), 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 69)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis


CHN: 12-Wang Fei; 4-Li Jiayue, 14-Wang Dongni, 20-Huang Yini, 26-Wu Haiyan; 7-Bi Yan (16-Wang Chen, 52), 18-Han Peng (2-Wang Lingling, 62; 33-Zhang Xin, 78), 11-Pu Wei (capt.), 21-Wang Lisi (23-Ren Guixin, 49), 25-Zhang Rui (19-Liu Shanshan, 68), 27-Li Ying (10-Ma Xiaoxu, 57)
Subs Not Used: 1-Zhang Yue, 6-Lin Yuping, 13-Wang Shanshan
Head coach: Hao Wei


Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 24 / 3
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 10 / 17
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary
CHN – Wu Haiyan (caution) 39th minute
CHN – Li Ying (caution) 53
CHN – Pu Wei (caution) 57

Officials:
Referee: Kristen Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 15,643
Weather: 52 degrees, cool and clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 3 4
CHN                         0 0 0

USA – Abby Wambach (Heather O’Reilly) 20th minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (Megan Rapinoe) 62
USA – Abby Wambach (Heather O’Reilly) 63
USA – Amy Rodriguez (Heather O’Reilly) 85

Lineups
USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 2-Heather Mitts (16-Rachel Buehler, 46), 3-Christie Rampone, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Amy LePeilbet; 9-Heather O’Reilly, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney (7-Shannon Boxx, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46); 13-Alex Morgan (8-Amy Rodriguez, 75), 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 69)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis


CHN: 12-Wang Fei; 4-Li Jiayue, 14-Wang Dongni, 20-Huang Yini, 26-Wu Haiyan; 7-Bi Yan (16-Wang Chen, 52), 18-Han Peng (2-Wang Lingling, 62; 33-Zhang Xin, 78), 11-Pu Wei (capt.), 21-Wang Lisi (23-Ren Guixin, 49), 25-Zhang Rui (19-Liu Shanshan, 68), 27-Li Ying (10-Ma Xiaoxu, 57)
Subs Not Used: 1-Zhang Yue, 6-Lin Yuping, 13-Wang Shanshan
Head coach: Hao Wei


Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 24 / 3
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 2
Fouls: 10 / 17
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary
CHN – Wu Haiyan (caution) 39th minute
CHN – Li Ying (caution) 53
CHN – Pu Wei (caution) 57

Officials:
Referee: Kristen Schiereck (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Abby Wambach
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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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