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U.S. Rallies for 1-1 Draw Against Canada

WINNIPEG, Canada (May 8, 2014) - U.S. Women's National Team forward Sydney Leroux scored a clutch 78th-minute equalizer and the USA earned a 1-1 draw against Canada at Investors Group Field, one of six venues for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Leroux scored her team-leading sixth goal of 2014 and the 30th tally of her WNT career. She has scored in three straight matches against Canada.

The USA and Canada played in front of 28,255 spectators, the second-largest crowd for a women's international friendly in Canada.

With the draw, the USA extended its unbeaten streak against Canada to 30 games (25-0-5). The unbeaten streak started in 2001, with the U.S. WNT's last loss to Canada coming in the opener of that year's Algarve Cup on March 11 in Lagos, Portugal.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson), 35th minute:
Diana Matheson patiently waited for Canada to be set for her corner kick from the right side. She delivered a good ball into the center of the box, where 18-year-old center back Kadeisha Buchanan stepped up and delivered. Buchanan fought off USA forward Abby Wambach and defender Ali Krieger, heading the ball into ground toward the left side of the frame for her first international goal. USA 0, CAN 1 (SEE GOAL)

USA - Sydney Leroux (unassisted), 78th minute: In the waning minutes, the USA finally found the score sheet with Vancouver-born Sydney Leroux's strike. Becky Sauerbrunn started the sequence with the dish to second-half sub Crystal Dunn on the right side. Dunn crossed in and Canada defender Rebecca Quinn's attempt to head clear went to the left side of the box. Leroux converged with a right-footed shot that bounced once underneath Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod and into the right side of the frame. Leroux scored her team-leading sixth goal of 2014 and the 30th of her career. USA 1, CAN 1 (SEE GOAL) (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CAN - Erin McLeod, 7th minute:
With the game's first big scoring chance for either side, the USA's Heather O'Reilly cut in on her left, eluding her defender and searching for the upper left corner of the frame. Erin McLeod stretched with her right arm to bat the ball away for a U.S. corner kick. Canada withstood some early pressure in the first 10 minutes and improved its possession as the first half progressed.

CAN - Erin McLeod, 52nd minute: It was not a shot on goal, but Canada's goalkeeper made a clutch interception on a USA set piece. U.S. midfielder Lauren Holiday took the free kick from the left side and Abby Wambach rose up from the right side. Wambach tried to head the ball across the six-yard box, but McLeod alertly made the interception to maintain Canada's one-goal lead.

Milestone Watch:

  • Midfielder Lauren Holiday became the 30th U.S. WNT player to earn 100 career caps. Holiday made her WNT debut in 2007. (Watch Lauren Holiday: 100 Caps with the U.S. WNT)
  • With her 30th career goal, Sydney Leroux ties Brandi Chastain for 16th on the all-time scoring list.
  • Heather O'Reilly made her 203rd career appearance and is now one cap away from Tiffeny Milbrett for seventh all-time. Milbrett had 204 caps from 1992-2005.
  • Abby Wambach made her 221st career appearance and is sixth all-time, but she still has a long road to catch Joy Fawcett (239 caps from 1987-2004).
  • Second-half substitute Christie Rampone is the USA's active cap leader, making her 292nd career appearance. She only trails Kristine Lilly, who is the WNT all-time leader with 352 caps from 1987-2010.

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. WNT faces France at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 14, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Broadcast information: ussoccer.com
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Additional Notes:

  • The USA is 6-2-2 in 2014.
  • The U.S. is now 47-3-6 all-time against Canada. The USA has faced Canada more than any other opponent since the series started in 1986.
  • The USA had shut out its opponents for 305 minutes before Canada's first-half tally on Thursday.
  • The U.S. WNT has outscored Canada 172-37 in the series.
  • Jill Ellis, in her second stint as interim head coach, is 5-0-3 all-time. She was the interim head coach following Pia Sundhage's departure to coach Sweden and is currently leading the team after U.S. Soccer parted ways with former head coach Tom Sermanni on April 6.
  • The WNT starting lineup against Canada featured Hope Solo in goal and a back four of left back Meghan Klingenberg, right back Ali Krieger and center backs Becky Sauerbrunn and Whitney Engen.
  • Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian and Carli Lloyd played in the middle of the 4-3-3 formation.
  • The USA's starting front line included Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly. Wambach wore the captain's armband.
  • Crystal Dunn made her first appearance of 2014, entering the match for Klingenberg in the 58th minute. Dunn, who had been nursing an ankle injury, now has nine career caps with the U.S. WNT.
  • In the 68th minute, Christen Press replaced Wambach and Allie Long made her WNT debut, entering for Brian. Press has 22 career appearances. Long earned her first call-up to the USA since July of 2010, when she was named to a training camp roster under former head coach Sundhage.
  • Veteran defender Christie Rampone replaced Engen in the 82nd minute.
  • O'Reilly, Press and Sauerbrunn are the only three players who have played in all 10 games this year for the WNT.

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

Match: U.S. Women's National Team vs. Canada
Date: May 8, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Investors Group Field; Winnipeg, Canada
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT
Attendance: 28,255
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy

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

CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson)  35th minute
USA - Sydney Leroux                                    78

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 82), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg (16-Crystal Dunn, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Morgan Brian (17-Allie Long, 68), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O'Reilly, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 68), 2-Sydney Leroux
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Amy Rodriguez , 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Julie Johnston 
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

CAN: 1-Erin McLeod; 7-Rhian Wilkinson (5-Robyn Gayle, 90+6), 20-Kadeisha Buchanan, 3-Rebecca Quinn, 2-Sura Yekka; 8-Diana Matheson, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair (capt.), 13-Sophie Schmidt (10-Jessie Fleming, 86); 9-Josée Bélanger (6-Kaylyn Kyle, 64), 16-Jonelle Filigno (14-Melissa Tancredi, 74)
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Nkem Ezurike, 17-Brittany Baxter, 19-Adriana Leon, 22-Ashley Lawrence, 33-Karina LeBlanc
Head Coach: John Herdman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 14/4
Shots on Goal: 7/2
Saves: 2/6
Corner Kicks: 5/2
Fouls: 10/13
Offside: 2/2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Melissa Pastrana (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Lopez (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Kimberly Rojas (CRC) 
Fourth Official: Sheena Dickson (CAN)

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. Canada 
Date: May 8, 2014 
Competition: International Friendly 
Venue: Investors Group Field; Winnipeg, Canada 
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT 
Attendance: 28,255 
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy

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

CAN - Kadeisha Buchanan (Diana Matheson)  35th minute 
USA - Sydney Leroux                                    78

Lineups: 
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen (3-Christie Rampone, 82), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg (16-Crystal Dunn, 59), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Morgan Brian (17-Allie Long, 68), 12-Lauren Holiday; 9-Heather O'Reilly, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 68), 2-Sydney Leroux 
Substitutions Not Used: 8-Amy Rodriguez , 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Julie Johnston  
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

CAN: 1-Erin McLeod; 7-Rhian Wilkinson (5-Robyn Gayle, 90+6), 20-Kadeisha Buchanan, 3-Rebecca Quinn, 2-Sura Yekka; 8-Diana Matheson, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair (capt.), 13-Sophie Schmidt (10-Jessie Fleming, 86); 9-Josée Bélanger (6-Kaylyn Kyle, 64), 16-Jonelle Filigno (14-Melissa Tancredi, 74) 
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Nkem Ezurike, 17-Brittany Baxter, 19-Adriana Leon, 22-Ashley Lawrence, 33-Karina LeBlanc 
Head Coach: John Herdman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN 
Shots: 14/4 
Shots on Goal: 7/2 
Saves: 2/6 
Corner Kicks: 5/2 
Fouls: 10/13 
Offside: 2/2

Misconduct Summary: 
None

Officials: 
Referee: Melissa Pastrana (HON) 
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Lopez (HON) 
Assistant Referee 2: Kimberly Rojas (CRC)  
Fourth Official: Sheena Dickson (CAN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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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

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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