US Soccer

2-0 Victory in Colorado: U.S. WNT vs. China PR

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (April 6, 2014) – Lauren Holiday scored an unassisted goal in the first half and Megan Rapinoe followed with a second-half goal off of direct free kick as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated China PR 2-0 in front of 14,903 fans at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

The winning margin could have been much higher as the USA created a bevy of scoring chances throughout the match. The U.S. finished with a 25-1 advantage in shots and put 12 goal, several of which were cleared out of the goal mouth by defenders.

Goalkeepers Hope Solo and Jill Loyden combined for the clean sheet with Loyden making one save in the second half.

Against China, the USA had the ball at its feet in the offensive third for the entirety of the first half and could have gained the upper hand early on multiple occasions.

Sydney Leroux had two promising chances in the 14th and 16th minutes, only to see China goalkeeper Zhang Yue lunge to her right for the first save and tip Leroux’s second attempt over the crossbar. Christen Press also threatened the net with regularity – a 25th-minute strike that hit the outside right netting, followed by two shots on goal over the next eight minutes that Yue turned away.

Yue had six saves to keep the USA off the score sheet for the majority of the first half, but the U.S. finally was rewarded for its heavy attack.

In the 39th minute, Leroux’s pressure against Yue forced the China goalkeeper to scramble on a clearance out of the six-yard box. China’s defense was on its heels, managing to block a couple USA shot attempts, until Holiday was there for a crisp rebound from 19 yards out that found the left side of the frame for her 23rd career goal and a 1-0 lead.

The USA switched goalkeepers to open the second half, bringing in Loyden after the break. Loyden was immediately tested, making a clutch stop in the 48th minute on a header attempt that bounced in the six-yard box before she deflected it away. That was the closest China could get to the net on Sunday.

Holiday nearly had a brace in the 55th minute, but her shot at the near left post was cleared off the goal line by China’s defense.

Still clinging to a one-goal lead, second-half sub Rapinoe provided a bit of a cushion. From approximately 28 yards out, Rapinoe’s free kick from the left side eluded everyone in the box, bounced on the edge of the six-yard box and snuck into the right side of the frame to give the USA a 2-0 lead. It was Rapinoe’s second goal of the year and 25th of her career.

In addition to the victory, the USA also took a moment to pay tribute to Heather O’Reilly’s recent accomplishment of reaching 200 international caps. O’Reilly became the ninth WNT player to reach that mark, and Sunday’s game was career cap No. 201.

  • Highlights and Post-Game Comments: All goal scoring, highlights and post-game comments from the team and players will be available at ussoccer.com.
  • Milestone Watch:

    • The USA added to its record home unbeaten streak, which is now 81 games. The U.S. WNT is 71-0-10 during its current stretch, which started on Dec. 8, 2004, with a 5-0 victory against Mexico in Carson, Calif.
    • Midfielder Heather O’Reilly, who was honored before the match for reaching 200 career caps, played in game No. 201 on Sunday to tie longtime defender Kate Markgraf (201 caps from 1998-2010). O’Reilly became the ninth WNT player to reach the 200-game milestone.
    • With her 169th career cap, midfielder Carli Lloyd passed Carla Overbeck for 14th on the WNT all-time appearances list.
    • Lauren Holiday now has 23 career goals to go along with her 29 assists for 75 points. She ranks 18th on the all-time WNT points list, just one point behind Joy Fawcett (76 points from 1987-2004).

    Next on the Schedule:

    • The U.S. WNT faces China PR again at 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET) on Thursday, April 10, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.
    • Broadcast information: NBC Sports Network
    • Social: Twitter ( @ussoccer_wnt ); Facebook; Instagram
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    Additional Notes:

    • The USA is 5-2-1 in 2014.
    • The U.S. is now 31-8-12 all-time against China PR.
    • The WNT is 3-0-0 all-time at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
    • The USA is now 18-2-4 all-time under head coach Tom Sermanni.
    • Sermanni’s lineup featured Hope Solo in goal, with a defensive line featuring left back Meghan Klingenberg, right back Ali Krieger and center backs Becky Sauerbrunn and Whitney Engen.
    • The starting midfield in Sermanni’s 4-3-3 formation included Carli Lloyd, Lauren Holiday and Morgan Brian. Up front, Heather O’Reilly wore the captain’s armband and joined Sydney Leroux and Christen Press in the attacking group.
    • Jill Loyden split goalkeeping duties with Solo, who did not see a shot attempt from China during the first 45 minutes. Solo made her 149th career appearance and Loyden earned her 10th career cap and third appearance of 2014.
    • Abby Wambach replaced Press in the 57th minute to make her 219th career appearance. Wambach has played in seven games this year, coming off the bench on three occasions.
    • Megan Rapinoe earned her 83rd cap when she took over for Holiday in the 67th minute.
    • Forward Amy Rodriguez saw some minutes as she replaced O’Reilly in the 83rd minute.
    • Tobin Heath was the USA’s final sub, replacing Lloyd in the 84th minute.
    • Rapinoe, O’Reilly, Press and Sauerbrunn are the only WNT players to have appeared in all eight USA matches this year.
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    -U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report-

    Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China PR
    Date: April 6, 2014
    Competition: International Friendly
    Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
    Kickoff: 3 p.m. MT
    Attendance: 14,903
    Weather: 53 degrees, clear

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

    USA – Lauren Holiday                         39th minute
    USA – Megan Rapinoe                        78       

    USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Jill Loyden, 46); 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg; 7-Morgan Brian, 12-Lauren Holiday (15-Megan Rapinoe, 67), 10-Carli Lloyd (17-Tobin Heath, 84); 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 83); 2-Sydney Leroux, 23-Christen Press (20-Abby Wambach, 57)
    Substitutions Not Used: 14-Stephanie Cox, 16-Rachel Van Hollebeke
    Head coach: Tom Sermanni

    CHN: 1-Zhang Yue, 3-Wang Lingling (14-Wang Shanshan, 45+1), 6-Zeng Ying, 26-Li Dongna, 30-Liu Shanshan; 16-Wan Chen 10-Li Ying, 39), 18-Han Peng, 23-Ren Guixin, 25-Zhang Rui (11-Huang Yini, 87), 28-Zhang Xin (19-Zhou Feifei, 64, 7-Xu Yanlu, 83); 9-Lou Jiahui (29-Yang Li, 22)
    Substitutions Not Used: 13-Gao Qi, 17-Li Xiangli, 20-Song Duan, 21-Wang Lisi, 22-Wang Yun  
    Head coach: Hao Wei

    Stats Summary: USA / CHN
    Shots: 23 / 1
    Shots on Goal: 12 / 1
    Saves: 1 / 9
    Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
    Fouls: 4 / 10
    Offside: 1 / 0

    Misconduct Summary:
    CHN – Wang Shanshan (caution)                   90th minute

    Referee: Christina Unkel (USA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Veronica Perez (USA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Marlene Duffy (USA)
    Fourth Official: Tyler Ploeger (USA)

    Budweiser Woman of the Match: Heather O’Reilly

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    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

    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:

    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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