US WOMEN TAKE ON PORTUGAL
Note: USA Won!!!
After a successful run at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the U.S. Women’s National Team closes the 2018 schedule against Portugal on Nov. 8 in Lisbon at Estadio António Coimbra da Mota, the 8,000-seat home to Second Division club G.D. Estoril Praia.
The next victory for the U.S. Women’s National Team will be the 500th win in program history.
This is an amazing milestone to be celebrated. Since its inception in 1985, the U.S. WNT has compiled a record of 499 wins, 65 losses, and 74 ties.
Fun Fact: The USA has an 85% winning percentage at home, with a 62% win record while away
U.S. WNT ROSTER BY POSITION: EUROPE 201/8 (CAPS/GOALS)
Fifteen of the 22 players were on the roster for the USA’s victorious run at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
DEFENDERS (7): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 28/0), 19- Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 73/24), 25- Emily Fox(UNC; 0/0), 12-Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 147/0), 14- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), 2-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 24/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 22- Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), 8- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 71/18); 9- Lindsey Horan(Portland Thorns FC; 61/7), 16- Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 18/6), 20- Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 40/8), 6- Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 10/0)
FORWARDS (5): 10- Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 262/105), 21- Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 1/0), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 151/97), 11- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 41/12), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 144/41)
Our Women’s national team has only played Portugal on six occasions, the first meeting dating back to 1994.
The USA has won all of those matches with four of those six meetings taking place at the Algarve Cup.
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Source: U.S. Soccer