USA vs. Canada
Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Venue: BC Place; Vancouver, B.C.
Broadcast: ESPN2, Univision (live stream on website/app) and UDN (delayed at 1 a.m. ET)
Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Tonight’s Starting XI vs. Canada: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 14-Casey Short; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis; 13-Alex Morgan, 12-Lynn Williams, 15-Megan Rapinoe
Subs: 6-Andi Sullivan, 10-Carli Lloyd, 16-Emily Sonnett, 20-Allie Long, 22-Taylor Smith, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn Harris
- Captaining the USA tonight is Becky Sauerbrunn who is set to make her 15th start and appearance of the year. She is one of only two players – Samantha Mewis being the other – to feature in every starting lineup this year. She has played the most minutes of any player on the team in 2017 with 1,170.
- Alyssa Naeher will earn her 22nd cap tonight. She has 12 career shutouts. She is the ninth goalkeeper in U.S. history to earn 20 or more caps.
- Kelley O'Hara started and captained the USA on Sept. 15 against New Zealand to earn her 100th cap, becoming the 36th player in U.S. WNT history to play 100 or more times for her country. She will make her 10th start in her 12th appearance this year.
- Casey Short will make her 13th start of this year and 14th overall appearance. It will be her 18th career cap. She made her debut for the USA 13 months ago on Oct. 19, 2016.
- Abby Dahlkemper entered double digits in caps on Oct. 19 and will make her 12th career appearance today for the WNT in what will be her ninth career start. The 2017 NWSL Defender of the Year made also her debut for the U.S. on Oct. 19, 2016, against Switzerland in Utah, and earned her first start against Norway on June 11, playing all 90 minutes to help the U.S. defense claim a shutout in Sandefjord.
- Samantha Mewis will earn her 34th cap today. Alongside Sauerbrunn, she is the only other player to be in the starting lineup of every game the WNT has played in 2017. She has played 1,102 minutes so far in 2017, the most besides Sauerbrunn.
- Julie Ertz will earn her 56th cap tonight. Ertz, who is playing as defensive midfielder, has excelled at the role, and has found the back of the net five times this year – tied for most on the team with Alex Morgan. She most recently scored against Korea Republic on Oct. 22 in Cary, North Carolina. Ertz has 13 career goals for the WNT, all originating on or from set pieces.
- Lindsey Horan, who scored the game-winning goal for the Portland Thorns in the 2017 NWSL Championship, will make her 12th appearance of the year for the USA. She most recently scored for the U.S. on Sept. 19 against New Zealand in Cincinnati. It will be her fifth start of 2017.
- Lynn Williams will make her fourth start and 10th appearance this year. She has four career goals, with her latest coming on Oct. 22 in Cary against Korea Republic.
- Alex Morgan makes her 13th appearance of 2017 and sixth start. She scored 28 seconds into the second half against New Zealand on Sept. 19 and again in the 69th minute of the game for her third and fourth goals of 2017. She then scored on Oct. 19 against Korea Republic to make it four straight WNT games with at least one goal. She did not score on Oct. 22, but with five goals, she sits atop the WNT roster for goals scored this year, tied with Julie Ertz. Now with 78 goals in her career, Morgan is in sole possession of seventh place on the all-time scoring list for the WNT. The game on Sept. 19 was her 18th multi-goal game.
- Against Australia on July 27 at the Tournament of Nations, Megan Rapinoe got her first start since the 2016 Olympics and played her first 90 minutes since 2015. She got the start against Brazil in the next match and had a spectacular game, scoring the goal that tied the game at 3-3, earning two assists, and playing a part in the game-winning goal as well. Her goal against Brazil was her first since she scored twice in the opening game of the 2015 WWC against Australia. She has scored three goals in 2017 and will make her seventh start of the year tonight in her 11th appearance. She has 34 career goals, pulling her to within one goal of tying April Heinrichs and Sydney Leroux for 15th on the all-time goals list.
- The last time the U.S. WNT played at BC Place was on July 5, 2015 in the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Five players that played in that match are part of this roster: Morgan, Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Ertz.
- Not dressing for this match: D Chioma Ubogagu, G Adrianna Franch, G Jane Campbell, D Sofia Huerta.