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USA vs. Korea Republic, International Friendly: Preview, How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Lineups, and Match Thread

The USWNT kicks off a pair of friendlies against the South Koreans in New Orleans.

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Welcome to your live thread for the United States Women's National Team’s friendly match against world No. 15-ranked Korea Republic. Once again, Orlando Pride stars Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris could be in action as the Yanks host Korea Republic in New Orleans at the Mercedes Benz Superdome (8 p.m. ET, FS1).

It’s Harris’ birthday, so hopefully Jill Ellis won’t leave her on the bench, but let’s face it, she probably will. Meanwhile, Morgan is on a three-game goal-scoring streak with the USWNT and has 77 for her career.

The U.S. holds a 7-0-2 record in the all-time series, playing to a scoreless draw in the most recent meeting back in the sendoff series prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. The USWNT hasn’t played in New Orleans since 2015. That match was Abby Wambach’s last international game but the U.S. dropped the match against China, 1-0. The Yanks are 1-1-0 in two games in the Crescent City.

Tobin Heath (ankle) and Taylor Smith (shoulder) are out with injuries. Both picked up knocks in last weekend’s NWSL championship match. Heath’s early foul knocked Smith out of that match. Heath’s Portland Thorns topped Smith’s North Carolina Courage, 1-0 at Orlando City Stadium.


Rosters

USWNT (caps/goals)

Goalkeepers (3): 18-Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 1/0), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 13/0), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 20/0).

Defenders (6): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 9/0), 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars: 53/11), 11-Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 1/0), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC; 101/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 131/0), 7-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0).

Midfielders (5): 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC, 39/4), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 242/97); 20-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 31/5), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 30/5), 6-Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 4/0).

Forwards (6): 19-Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC; 55/22), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride: 130/77); 23-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 92/43), 2-Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 28/6), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 125/33), 12-Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 11/3).

Korea Republic

Goalkeepers (2): 1-Kang Gaae, 21-Kim, Minjeong.

Defenders (7): 2-Lee Eunmi, 3-Shin Dam-Yeong, 4-Seo Hyunsook, 6-Park Chorong, 17-Jang Selgi, 19-Kim Hye-Yeong, 20-Kim Hye-Ri.

Midfielders (10): 8-Cho So-Hyun, 7-Lee Mina, 9-Jeon Ga Eul, 11-Lee Geummin, 13-Ji Sunmi, 14-Moon Mira, 15-Lee Sodam, 16-Choe Yuri, 22-Han Chaerin, 23-Jang Chang.

Forwards (3): 10-Ji, So-Yun, 12-Yoo Young-a, 18-Son Hwayeon.


How to Watch

Match Time: 8 p.m. (ET).

Venue: Mercedes Benz Superdome —New Orleans, LA.

TV: FOX Sports 1.

Streaming: FOX Sports GO, FuboTV.

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC, @ussoccer_wnt, and @TheManeLand.

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