Welcome to your live thread for the second of two United States Women's National Team international friendlies against China. Last week, the Americans came away with a 1-0 win thanks to the head of Alex Morgan.
Today will be the 58th game that the U.S. and China have played each other, and China will be tied with Canada for the side the U.S. has faced most often. The Americans have dominated the all-time series, going 35-9-13.
The U.S. is undefeated in Cleveland, going 3-0-0, where all games have been played at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Yanks beat Japan, 2-0 back in 2016, and Germany in a 4-0 stomping in 2010. The first USWNT match ever played in Cleveland was against China in 2007, which the Americans won, 2-0.
With her goal last week, Morgan now has 13 goals in her last 14 games. The Orlando Pride striker will want to continue her goal-scoring trend. She is currently fourth on the all-time multi-goal scorers list — three behind Michelle Akers.
Goalkeepers (4): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Casey Murphy (Montpellier, FRA), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Utah Royals FC).
Defenders (6): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals).
Midfielders (8): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage).
Forwards (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, SWE), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC).
Goalkeepers (3): Peng Shimeng (Jiangsu FC), Yang Yan (Henan FC), Zhou Li (Shandong FC).
Defenders (8): Liu Shanshan (Beijing FC), Li Danyang (Dalian FC), Wu Haiyan (Wuhan FC), Lin Yuping (Wuhan FC), Ma Jun (Jiangsu FC), Wang Yan (Dalian FC), Yao Wei (Wuhan FC), Li Tingting (Shandong FC).
Midfielders (6): Lyu Yueyun (Wuhan FC), Xu Yanlu (Jiangsu FC), Yan Jinjin (Shanghai FC), Tan Ruyin (Guangdong FC), Zhang Rui (Changchun FC), Ren Guixin (Changchun FC).
Forwards (9): Wang Shuang (Wuhan FC), Tang Jiali (Jiangsu FC), Li Ying (Shandong FC), Wang Shanshan (Dalian FC), Han Peng (Changchun FC), Xiao Yuyi (Shanghai FC), Lou Jiahui (Henan FC), Miao Siwen (Shanghai FC), Yang Li (Jiangsu FC).
How to Watch
Match Time: 7 p.m. (ET).
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, OH.
TV: ESPN2, Univision Deportes.
Streaming: Watch ESPN.
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