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U.S. WNT Routs Russia 8-0 in Second Leg in Front of 16,133 Fans at Georgia Dome

  • Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly and Christen Press Each Tally Second-Half Goals
  • Two Russia Own Goals Stake USA to 2-0 Lead
  • WNT Now Prepares for 2014 Algarve Cup Being Played from March 5-12 in Portugal; USA Opens Tournament Against Japan on March 5 in Group B Play

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team scored seven goals in the second half to roll past Russia for the second match in a row, this time topping its 7-0 victory five days ago in Florida with an 8-0 victory at the Georgia Dome. The match was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was moved due to inclement weather in the Atlanta area.

Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly and Christen Press each tallied second-half goals, and the USA forced Russia into two own goals to gain the early advantage.

The USA extended its home unbeaten streak to 80 games (70-0-10) and its current overall unbeaten streak to 42 games (36-0-6) dating back to March of 2012. The eight goals are the most for the team since the USA crushed Costa Rica 8-0 to open its post-Olympic Fan Tribute Tour on Sept. 1, 2012.

Next up for the U.S. WNT is the 21st edition of the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The USA was placed in Group B and opens the event on March 5 against Japan. The U.S. also faces Sweden (March 7) and Denmark (March 10) before the placement matches on March 12. Kickoff times and venue location will be announced soon.

Unlike the 7-0 victory against Russia on Feb. 8 in Boca Raton, Fla., the USA struck within the first 15 minutes as Russia scored an own goal in the 11th minute. Rapinoe took a corner kick from the left side and Russia goalkeeper Maria Zhamanakova was able to deflect it. The ball stayed in the box where defender Whitney Engen ripped a shot off of the left post that ricocheted off Russia’s Elena Terekhova’s leg and over the goal line.

Russia’s defense again broke down to open the second half when Rapinoe whipped in a cross from the left side and Russia captain Ksenia Tsybutovich failed to intercept. Instead, with Wambach in the vicinity, Russia defender Valentina Orlova inadvertently knocked the ball with her left leg into the net for a 2-0 USA lead in the 50th minute.

It was the first time in 30 years of U.S. WNT history that the team had benefited from two own goals in a match.

From that point on, the U.S. WNT took care of business with back-to-back goals in a two-minute span. In the 52nd minute, Rodriguez’s powerful left-footed volley off a perfect O’Reilly service from the right wing pushed the U.S. lead to 3-0. It was Rodriguez’s 27th-career goal and O’Reilly’s 49th-career assist. She is now one assist from tying Shannon MacMillan for sixth on the all-time list.

In the 54th minute, Wambach was surprisingly unmarked by Russia’s defense as she executed a tap in of Rapinoe’s cross from the left to put the USA up 4-0. With the goal, Wambach extended her world record total to 165.

In the 65th minute, Rodriguez dropped the pass back just outside the box to 20-year-old Morgan Brian who drilled a shot from 23 yards out. The ball deflected off Rapinoe’s head and into the left side of the net for a 5-0 cushion. Zhamanakova had no chance to react to the deflection and Rapinoe now has 24 goals in her career.

The USA scored three more goals in the final 10 minutes. Holiday, who was a 68th-minute substitute for Brian, capitalized on a penalty kick attempt in the 81st minute after she was taken down in the box. O’Reilly converted in the 83rd minute as she darted past several defenders to knock home a pass from Christen Press just inside the right corner of the six-yard box. It was her 39th-career goal. Press capped things off three minutes later as she cut to her right inside the penalty area and rifled her shot into the upper left corner for her 11th goal in only 15 appearances. Rapinoe notched her second assist of the match on Press’ score.

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT improved to 7-0-1 all-time against Russia.
  • The USA is now 16-0-3 under head coach Tom Sermanni.
  • In Georgia-based games, the USA is 8-0-0 all-time.
  • At halftime, Sermanni switched goalkeepers, sending on Jill Loyden for Hope Solo. It was Loyden’s first appearance since splitting time with Solo during a 5-0 victory against the Korea Republic on June 20, 2013.
  • Sermanni made seven changes to the starting lineup from the USA’s 7-0 victory against Russia on Feb. 8 in Florida. The four repeat starters were goalkeeper Hope Solo, defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly.
  • The starting back four featured Kelley O’Hara at left back, center backs Rachel Van Hollebeke and Whitney Engen, and Ali Krieger at right back.
  • Fayetteville, Ga., native Kelley O’Hara received her first cap of 2014 and saw her first game action since her start since June of 2013. As previously planned, Sermanni played O’Hara for approximately a half hour as she works her way back from a major ankle surgery. Kristie Mewis entered the match for O’Hara in the 34th minute.
  • Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez, who were both second-half subs in the previous match, got starts up front. Wambach and Rodriguez started together for the first time since Dec. 8, 2012, when Rodriguez earned her 100th-career cap and was the team captain during a 2-0 victory against China PR in Detroit.
  • Wambach made her 188th start and moved past Kate Markgraf (187 starts from 1998-2010) into sixth place on the all-time list.
  • O’Reilly earned her 196th cap and is now four games away from becoming the ninth WNT player to reach the 200-game mark.
  • Holiday earned her 97th cap after she came on for Brian and should be the next U.S. player to hit the century mark.
  • Sermanni switched up the front line late in the game with Sydney Leroux coming in for Rodriguez in the 75th minute and Christen Press replacing Wambach in the 81st minute.
  • Rodriguez’s goal was her first since giving birth to her son last August and she made her first start since becoming a mom.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Russia
Date: Feb. 13, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Georgia Dome; Atlanta, Ga.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 16,133
Weather: 72 degrees, indoors

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 7 8
RUS                          0 0 0

USA – (Own Goal) Elena Terekhova                       11th minute
USA – (Own Goal) Valentina Orlova                      50
USA – Amy Rodriguez (Heather O’Reilly)             52
USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)               54
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Morgan Brian)                   65
USA – Lauren Holiday (penalty kick)                      81
USA – Heather O’Reilly (Christen Press)                83
USA – Christen Press (Megan Rapinoe)                  86

Lineups:
USA:
1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 46); 11-Ali Krieger (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 62), 6-Whitney Engen, 16-Rachel Van Hollebeke, 5-Kelley O’Hara (19-Kristie Mewis, 34); 9-Heather O’Reilly, 25-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 68), 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 8-Amy Rodriguez (2-Sydney Leroux, 75), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 81)
Substitutions Not Used:
3-Christie Rampone
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

RUS: 12-Maria Zhamanakova; 3-Valentina Orlova, 18-Elena Medved (11-Anna Sinyutina, 85), 7-Ekaterina Dmitrenko (15-Ksenia Kovalenko, 88), 19-Ksenia Tsybutovich (capt.); 4-Svetlana Tsidikova (22-Daria Makarenko, 56), 13-Alla Sidorovskaya, 20-Nelli Korovkina, 23-Elena Morozova (14-Anastasiya Chevtchenko, 46), 17-Ekaterina Pantyukhina (16-Elena Kostareva, 68), 10-Elena Terekhova (8-Karina Bliskaya, 70)
Substitutions Not Used:
1-Elvira Todua, 2-Marina Pushkereva, 9-Alena Andreeva, 21-Alena Beliaeva
Head coach: Sergey Lavrenty

Stats Summary: USA / RUS
Shots: 24 / 4
Shots on Goal: 17 / 0
Saves: 0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 8 / 1
Fouls: 9 / 8
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Melissa Paola Borjas Pastrana (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Milagros Leonardo (DOM)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Sauro (USA)
Fourth Official: Katja Koroleva (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Heather O’Reilly

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Russia 
Date: Feb. 13, 2014 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Georgia Dome; Atlanta, Ga. 
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET 
Attendance: 16,133 
Weather: 72 degrees, indoors

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F 
USA                         1 7 8 
RUS                          0 0 0

USA – (Own Goal) Elena Terekhova                       11th minute 
USA – (Own Goal) Valentina Orlova                      50
USA – Amy Rodriguez (Heather O’Reilly)             52
USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)               54
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Morgan Brian)                   65
USA – Lauren Holiday (penalty kick)                      81
USA – Heather O’Reilly (Christen Press)                83
USA – Christen Press (Megan Rapinoe)                  86

Lineups: 
USA: 
1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 46); 11-Ali Krieger (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 62), 6-Whitney Engen, 16-Rachel Van Hollebeke, 5-Kelley O’Hara (19-Kristie Mewis, 34); 9-Heather O’Reilly, 25-Morgan Brian (12-Lauren Holiday, 68), 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 8-Amy Rodriguez (2-Sydney Leroux, 75), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 81)
Substitutions Not Used: 
3-Christie Rampone 
Head coach: Tom Sermanni

RUS: 12-Maria Zhamanakova; 3-Valentina Orlova, 18-Elena Medved (11-Anna Sinyutina, 85), 7-Ekaterina Dmitrenko (15-Ksenia Kovalenko, 88), 19-Ksenia Tsybutovich (capt.); 4-Svetlana Tsidikova (22-Daria Makarenko, 56), 13-Alla Sidorovskaya, 20-Nelli Korovkina, 23-Elena Morozova (14-Anastasiya Chevtchenko, 46), 17-Ekaterina Pantyukhina (16-Elena Kostareva, 68), 10-Elena Terekhova (8-Karina Bliskaya, 70) 
Substitutions Not Used: 
1-Elvira Todua, 2-Marina Pushkereva, 9-Alena Andreeva, 21-Alena Beliaeva 
Head coach: Sergey Lavrenty

Stats Summary: USA / RUS 
Shots: 24 / 4 
Shots on Goal: 17 / 0 
Saves: 0 / 9 
Corner Kicks: 8 / 1 
Fouls: 9 / 8 
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials: 
Referee: Melissa Paola Borjas Pastrana (HON) 
Assistant Referee 1: Milagros Leonardo (DOM) 
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Sauro (USA) 
Fourth Official: Katja Koroleva (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Heather O’Reilly

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GALLERY: MNT Draws Portugal 1-1 in Final Match of 2017

On a night that kicked off a new era, the U.S. Men’s National Team drew 1-1 with third-ranked Portugal in the USA’s final match of 2017. 
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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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