Concacaf W Championship – Group A: USA vs. Mexico
Date: July 11, 2022
Location: University Hall; Monterrey, Mexico
Broadcast: Paramount+, VX
Airtime: 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT
Official Kickoff Time: 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT
Starting XI vs Mexico: 18-Casey Murphy; 2-Ashley Sanchez, 4-Peggy Sauerbrunn (captain), 5-Kelly O’Hara, 10-Lindsey Horan, 11-Sophia Smith, 12-Naomi Kirma, 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Emily Sonnett, 17, 23-Midge Purse
Available Subs: 1-Alyssa Naher, 3-Alana Cook, 6-Trinity Rodman, 8-Sofia Huerta, 9-Mallory Buck, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Rose Lavelle, 20-Taylor Korniak, 21-Abri, 22 Christy Mewis
Absent: Ashley Hatch, Emily Fox
- USWNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Sorbrunn (205), Morgan (194), O’Hara (156), Horan (114), Sonnett (68), Sullivan (30), Smith (19), Burse (18), Cook (13), Sanchez (12) ) ), Kirma (4)
- The starting line-up against Mexico consists of seven different players from the XI that started the USA’s July 7 match against Jamaica: Murphy for Neher in goal, O’Hara for Cook, Fox and Huerta, Sauerbrunn and Sonnett, and Sullivan for Lavell in defence. , and Morgan and Burse replaced Hatch and Book on offense.
- Horan and Smith will be making their third consecutive start at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship, while Burse and Sonnett are making their first start of the tournament.
- This starting line-up averages 28 years of age and 74 caps per player, with four players – Sauerbrunn, Morgan, O’Hara and Horan – over 100 caps and two – Murphy and Kirma – single-digit cap totals.
- In the USA’s most recent match against Mexico on July 5, 2021 in East Hartford, Connecticut, the starting lineup featured five players in a 4-0 USA victory. Horan scored the opening goal in the sixth minute. Sonnett and Morgan came on as alternates in the team’s final action before the 2021 Olympics.
- Defender and captain of the team Becky Sauerbrunn She will earn 205Th He captained the US for 34 runsTh Time. It will be 20 of SauerbrunnTh Career cap for USA in World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, playing in World Cup qualifiers in 2010, 2014 and 2018, Olympic qualifiers in 2012, 2016 and 2020 and now the 2022 Concacaf W Championship.
- Goalkeeper Casey Murphy He will earn his sixth cap for the United States in his second start of the CONCACAF W Championship. Murphy has four shutouts in his previous five caps, the first of which came against Australia in Sydney on 27 November 2021 in the Matildas’ 3–0 win.
- Ashley Sanchez When he started his sixth career at the age of 12, he started it all over againTh Overall cap for the US. Sanchez had his third career assist in the USA’s win over Jamaica, and would go on to earn his 10th.Th Appearance of the Year for America. He will now appear in every tournament for the United States after the November 2021 friendlies in Australia.
- The security guard Kelly O’Hara He returned to the starting line-up for the second time as he scored 156 runs in this matchTh The international appearance managed just 22, passing Michael Akers and Kristen Pressn.d On the USWNT’s all-time caps list. O’Hara has been directly involved in a goal in each of his last two matches for the United States, scoring his third international goal as a second-half substitute against Colombia on June 28 and assisting Alex Morgan’s second against Haiti. Concacaf W Championship Tournament.
- Lindsay Horan He will be making his third start of the Concacaf W Championship with his 114-run haulTh International appearance. Horan, who led the United States in scoring in 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying with six goals, has eight goals and eight assists in 16 career appearances in CONCACAF qualifying.
- Sophia Smith She earns 19Th He made his team-leading ninth start in 2022. Smith leads the USWNT in scoring with seven goals on the year and scored within the first eight minutes of the USA’s 5-0 win over Jamaica on July 7. His goal in the fifth minute was the fastest by any player in the tournament.
- Twenty two years old Naomi Kirma He will make his second consecutive start for the United States as he earns his fourth career cap. Kirma played the full 90 minutes in the U.S.’s win over Mexico and earned her first international assist, setting up a goal by longtime friend and former Stanford teammate Sophia Smith in the fifth minute.
- After scoring a brace in the USA’s opening game against Haiti, Alex Morgan Returned to the starting lineup for his 194Th International appearance. Marked Brace Morgan against Haiti 29th career multi-goal game, third best in US history. She now has 21 goals in 21 career qualifying appearances for the USWNT and enters the match against Mexico having scored in the last five consecutive Concacaf qualifiers she has played, dating back to 2018 World Cup qualifying.
- Nine of Morgan’s 117 international goals came against Mexico. The only country he has scored more often is Japan (12 goals), nine against Canada.
- Emily Sonnet He will make 68 his first start of the 2022 Concacaf W ChampionshipTh Career cap. It was Sonnet’s fourth CONCACAF qualifier in the USA’s win over Jamaica on July 7.
- Andy Sullivan Returning to the USA starting line-up in his 30sTh A career cap as he makes his eighth start of the year and second of the tournament. Sullivan played the full 90 minutes in the USA’s tournament-opening win over Haiti, and ranks fifth in total minutes played on the USWNT this year with 526 minutes.
- Forward Midge purse He will make his third appearance and first start of the Concacaf W Championship when he turns 18Th Total cap for the USWNT. It was the second start of the year for Burse, who reached his second goal of 2022 in the closing stages of the United States’ win over Haiti on July 4.
- The United States has twenty-one players for this match against Mexico, with forward Ashley Hatch unavailable due to a leg strain she sustained against Jamaica on July 7. Emily Fox is on Covid Ethics.
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