Welcome to your live thread for the United States Women's National Team against Scotland (2 p.m. ET, FS1, UDN) in the second of two friendly matches against European competition. The USWNT can finish the 2018 calendar year without a loss if it wins today at at The Simple Digital Arena in Paisley, Scotland, after securing a hard-fought 1-0 win at Portugal last Thursday. The U.S. is 17-0-2 this year.
The USWNT holds a 3-0-0 record against Scotland but has never visited the country to play today’s hosts. The teams last met for a pair of friendlies in 2013 in the United States when former Orlando Pride head coach Tom Sermanni was at the helm of the USWNT. The Yanks won those contests 4-1 and 3-1 in Jacksonville and Nashville, respectively.
Scotland is ranked No. 19 in the world by FIFA in the latest world rankings. Like the United States, Scotland is headed to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after going 7-1-0 to win Group 2 in qualifying. It is the country’s first time qualifying for the event. The Scots are missing perhaps their best player in midfielder and former NWSL MVP Kim Little, who broke her leg. You may be familiar with Scotland defender Rachel Corsie, who plays for Utah Royals FC in the NWSL.
The United States will be a bit thin, with the news last week that Christen Press and Tobin Heath will not take part due to commitments elsewhere. After Thursday’s win, Lindsey Horan returned to the U.S. due to a commitment as well.
Still, the United States should be fine. The Yanks have not lost since the 2017 Tournament of Nations (24-0-3).
Defenders (7): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 29/0), 19-Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 74/24), 25-Emily Fox (University of North Carolina; 1/0), 12-Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage; 1/0), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 148/0), 14-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), 2-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 25/0).
Midfielders (6): 22-Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 1/0), 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 72/18); 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 19/6), 20-Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), 3-Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 40/8), 6-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 11/0).
Forwards (5): 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 264/105), 21-Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 2/1), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 152/97), 11-Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 42/12), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 145/41).
Goalkeepers (3): Lee Alexander (Glasgow City), Jenna Fife (Hibernian), Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo GIK, SWE).
Defenders (6 ): Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City, ENG), Jenny Beattie (Manchester City, ENG), Frankie Brown (Bristol City, ENG), Rachel Corsie (Canberra United, AUS), Joelle Murray (Hibernian), Emma Mitchell (Arsenal, ENG) Kirsty Smith (Manchester United).
Midfielders (6): Lizzie Arnot (Manchester United, ENG), Leanne Crichton (Glasgow City), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Jo Love (Glasgow City), Christie Murray (Liverpool, ENG), Caroline Weir (Manchester City, ENG).
Forwards (7): Fiona Brown (FC Rosengård, SWE), Lana Clelland (ACF Fiorentina, ITA), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea, ENG), Claire Emslie (Manchester City, ENG), Lisa Evans (Arsenal, ENG), Zoe Ness (Durham United), Jane Ross (West Ham United, ENG).
How to Watch
Match Time: 2 p.m. (ET).
Venue: The Simple Digital Arena — Paisley, Scotland.
TV: FS1, UDN.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO.
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