Welcome to your live thread for tonight's friendly between the United States Women's National Team and the Netherlands. The USWNT is 5-1-0 in the all-time series, most recently winning 3-1 in Holland back in 2013. Orlando Pride stars Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris played roles in Thursday’s 9-0 drubbing of Thailand, with the former scoring a brace as a second-half substitute, and the latter keeping a clean sheet.
The Netherlands won the first meeting, 4-3, back in 1991. The U.S. has won five straight since then but the teams have met only twice since the turn of the century. The Dutch are a pretty good side, having competed in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Netherlands, however, did not advance out of the group stage.
With a hat trick on Thursday, Carli Lloyd momentarily moved ahead of Morgan as the USWNT’s top scorer of 2016, with 15 goals. Then Morgan came on and scored twice to move back into the scoring lead.
The United States women have not been beaten in 2016, sporting a record of 17-0-3. The penalty shootout loss in the Olympics, of course, counts officially as a draw. Tonight’s match should be the 18th win of the year, but I don’t expect it to be nearly as easy as Thursday’s romp over Thailand.
Below you’ll find all the info you need for tonight’s match. Feel free to follow along and comment below as the game unfolds.
Goalkeepers (2): 18-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), 22-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride).
Defenders (7): 6-Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), 8-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 7-Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City, 21-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC).
Midfielders (6): 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), 19-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), 3-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), 20-Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).
Forwards (3): 16-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride),12-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).
How to Watch
Match Time: 7 p.m. (ET).
Venue: Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA.
TV: FOX Sports 1.
Streaming: FOX Soccer 2GO.
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