Welcome to your live thread for the second of two United States Women's National Team international friendlies against Mexico (FOX, 1:30 p.m.). The two teams met Thursday in Jacksonville, with the USWNT coming out on top, 4-1, thanks to a brace by Orlando Pride star. Alex Morgan. Today’s match will be in Houston.
The Americans are 33-1-1 against Mexico in the all-time series after 35 meetings. Prior to Thursday, the last time the two sides met was in 2016 World Cup qualifying. Carli Lloyd’s goal held up in a 1-0 U.S. win in Frisco, TX. Mexico’s only win in the series came in 2011 Women’s World Cup qualifying — a 2-1 final that forced the United States to win the Concacaf third-place match and then a two-leg playoff against Italy to qualify for the big tournament in Germany.
The U.S. is 4-0-0 in four previous matches played at BBVA Compass Stadium. The most recent was a 5-1 victory over Russia in April of last year — a game started by Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, who is on the U.S. roster but you’d hardly know (thanks for nothin’, Jill Ellis). The other U.S. wins in Houston came against China (4-0 in 2012), Trinidad & Tobago (5-0 in 2016), and Canada (2-0 in 2016).
Ellis has called in a young squad, with 13 players born in 1993 or later and an average age of 25. It includes UCLA star Hailie Mace, who is listed as a defender although she plays striker in college because Jill Ellis. It also includes SheBelieves Cup breakout star defender Tierna Davidson and her Stanford teammate, Tegan McGrady.
Defenders (7): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 18/0), 17- Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 5/0), 14- Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 4/0), 25-Hailie Mace (UCLA: 0/0), 27-Tegan McGrady (Stanford; 0/0), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 136/0), 16- Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 16/0).
Midfielders (6): 6- Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 73/6), 26-Haley Hanson (Houston Dash; 0/0), 9- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 48/4), 10- Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 251/99); 20- Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 36/6), 3- Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 10/0).
Forwards (7): 19- Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC, ENG; 61/23), 22- Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), 21- Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 5/0), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 139/83); 11- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 34/10), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 134/35), 12- Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 19/4).
Goalkeepers (2): 1-Bianca Henninger (Houston Dash, USA), 12-Cecilia Santiago (Club América).
Defenders (9): 2-Kenti Robles (Atlético Madrid, ESP), 3-Bianca Sierra (Thór / KA, ISL), 4-Vanessa Flores (West Virginia, USA), 5-Mónica Flores (Unattached), 13-Annia Mejía (Unattached), 14-Jocelyn Orejel (Colorado, USA), 16-Marcela Valera (Atlas FC), 22-Greta Espinoza (Levante, ESP), 23-Christina Murillo (Chicago Red Stars Reserves, USA).
Midfielders (5): 6-Karla Nieto (Pachuca), 7-Cristina Ferral (Olympique de Marseille, FRA), 10-Stephany Mayor (Thór / KA, ISL), 11-Mónica Ocampo (Pachuca), 17-María Sánchez (Santa Clara, USA).
Forwards (5): 8-Ariana Calderón (Thór / KA, ISL), 9-Anisa Guajardo (Sundsvalls DFF, SWE), 18-Kiana Palacios (Unattached), 19-Katie Johnson (Sky Blue FC, USA), 21-Renae Cuéllar (Unattached)
How to Watch
Match Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET).
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium — Houston, TX.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO.
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