Welcome to your open thread for the United States Women's National Team's Victory Tour match against China. Glendale, AZ will be the site of match number nine on the tour, and the U.S. will be looking to stretch their home unbeaten run to 104 games.
The U.S. is 33-8-13 all-time against China, according to ussoccer.com, with the U.S. winning the most recent meeting in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals. Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal in that one, and also scored last time out, as the Americans thumped Trinidad and Tobago, 6-0, Thursday night.
The Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan could be back in the starting lineup, playing up top. Morgan has three goals in the last four WNT games, including one Thursday in San Antonio. Ashlyn Harris did not get in Thursday's game, as Hope Solo played the entire match, but tonight is another chance for Harris to get some minutes against a quality opponent.
This is also the penultimate game in the career of Abby Wambach. The all-time leader in international goals--both men and women--will retire at the end of the Victory Tour. Expect Wambach to enter some time in the second half, no doubt to thunderous applause. While Wambach's career winds down, the international career of Lindsey Horan is just beginning. The PSG product had two assists and scored her first international goal against T&T, and is making a strong case to be a starter in the midfield when Olympic qualifiers begin in 2016.
These two teams have plenty of history and this should be a good game!
How to Watch
Match time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium -- Glendale, AZ
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along with @StarsStripesFC or via @ussoccer_wnt
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