Welcome to your live thread for the the second of the United States Women's National Team’s two friendly matches in four days against rival Canada at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA (9 p.m. ET, FS1). The teams played to a 1-1 draw just three days ago in Vancouver.
Orlando Pride stars Alex Morgan, Chioma Ubogagu, and Ashlyn Harris are on the roster. Harris could get the start after Alyssa Naeher went 90 on Thursday. Morgan may be on the bench to start after playing the full game, and scoring, in Vancouver. Chi will be looking for her first U.S. cap after not making the match day roster for the first leg.
The USWNT holds a 47-3-7 advantage in the all-time series. The U.S. won the most recent meeting (prior to Thursday) by a 2-0 score line in the title game of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship in Houston back on Feb. 21, 2016. Portland Thorns teammates Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan scored the goals that day for the U.S.
This is only the third time in history the two rival squads have met in consecutive games in a home-and-home format. The first time it happened, the USWNT crushed the Canadians, 9-1, back in May of 1995 in Dallas, before nipping the hosts 2-1 in Edmonton. The teams did it again in 2001, drawing 2-2 in Toronto on June 30 of that year before traveling to Blaine, MN, where the U.S. won 1-0 on July 3.
Morgan leads the USWNT with six goals in 2017 (scoring a goal in five of the last six games) and Julie Ertz has five, leading the Yanks to a record of 11-3-1 this calendar year.
Although the Canadians are led by veterans Christine Sinclair (260 caps) and Desiree Scott (127), the squad also includes six teenagers, including Deanne Rose from the University of Florida.
Defenders (8): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 12/0), 11-Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 3/0), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC; 103/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 134/0), 2-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 17/0), 22-Taylor Smith (NC Courage; 6/0), 14-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 12/0), 19-Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride; 0/0).
Midfielders (6): 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 56/13), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 42/4), 10-Carli Lloyd(Houston Dash; 245/97); 20-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 33/6), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 33/7), 6-Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 6/0).
Forwards (5): 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 132/18), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 133/79); 23-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 95/44), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 128/34), 12-Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 14/4).
Defenders (6): Lindsay Agnew (Washington Spirit), Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers), Jayde Riviere (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite), Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit), Rebecca Quin (Duke University), Ariel Young (Ottawa Fury).
Midfielders (4): Jessie Fleming (UCLA), Julia Grosso (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite), Maegan Kelly (FC Kansas City), Desiree Scott (Kansas City).
Forwards (6): Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns), Janine Beckie (Houston Dash), Deanne Rose (University of Florida), Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Jordyn Huitema (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite).
How to Watch
Match Time: 9 p.m. (ET).
Venue: Avaya Stadium — San Jose, CA.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO.
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