International friendly match: United States against Colombia
USWNT vs. Colombia – International Friendly
Date: June 28, 2022
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, UT
Broadcast time: 10:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. MT
Official kick-off time: 10:08 p.m. ET / 8:08 p.m. ET
Starting XI against Colombia: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Ashley Sanchez, 8-Sofia Huerta, 10-Lindsey Horan (captain), 12-Naomi Girma, 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Rose Lavelle, 23-Midge Purce, 26 – Carson Pickett
Available Subs: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Trinity Rodman, 7-Ashley Hatch, 9-Mallory Pugh, 18-Casey Murphy, 19-Emily Fox, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 21-Aubrey Kingsbury, 22-Kristie Mewis, 25-Jaelin Howell, 27-Sam Coffey
Don’t Dress Up: Alana Cook, Sophia Smith, Andi Sullivan
PLAY NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW – COLOMBIA
- USWNT Starting XI Pick Numbers (Including This Game): Morgan (192), Rapinoe (189), Horan (111), Naeher (81), Lavelle (73), Sonnett (66), Purce (15), Huerta (14), Sanchez (9), Girma (2), stake (1)
- Tuesday’s starting line-up features nine different players from the starting XI on Saturday against Colombia, with Horan and Lavelle the only players to start in both games.
- Today’s starting lineup averages 67 caps per player with three players – Morgan, Rapinoe and Horan – having over 100 caps. In fact, Morgan and Rapinoe come into the game having made more appearances combined for the USWNT (379) than the other nine players in that starting lineup combined (363).
- Conversely, three players in this Starting IX – Sanchez, Girma and Pickett – have single-digit caps with Pickett set to make her international debut.
- Defender Carson Picket is about to earn her first cap for the United States Women’s National Team. Pickett, who was born without part of her left arm, is the first player with a limb difference to appear for the USWNT.
- Pickett will be the fifth player to debut for the United States in 2022 and the 15e player to earn a first cap under Andonovski. At 28 years and 286 days, Pickett is the oldest outfield player to debut for the United States since McCall Zerboni made her international debut aged 30 in 2017 and is the oldest to start for the United States in her first selection. .
- Lindsey Horan is set to lead the team as she does her 111e all-time appearance for the United States and his third appearance – and third start – of 2022. This will be the fourth time Horan has captained the United States and the first since the USWNT matches against Australia for close 2021.
- Goalkeeper Alyssa Naher returns to the starting lineup for his 81st cap overall and his third appearance of the year. Naeher enters the game with 46 career shutouts and ranks third in USWNT history in goalie selections, wins (64) and clean sheets.
- Ashley Sanchez will be making her fourth career start – all of which have been in 2022 – as she makes her ninth overall appearance for the USWNT. Sanchez will now have featured in every game for the United States since his international debut on November 27, 2021 against Australia and has registered two goals and two assists in his international career so far.
- Defender Sophie Huerta will make him 6e early career in what will be his 14e global cap with the USWNT. This will be Huerta’s seventh cap since returning to the national team in November 2021, having won his previous seven caps during 2017 and 2018, including a second-half appearance in the USWNT’s final game at the stadium. Rio Tinto against China in June 2018.
- Naomi Girma will earn her second career cap as she makes her second start for the USWNT. Girma, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, made his international debut and played the full 90 minutes in the United States’ April 12 win over Uzbekistan in Chester, Pennsylvania. .
- Alex Morgan will make her first start for the United States since October 21, 2021, as she is expected to earn her 192n/a overall cap. Morgan made his international debut in Sandy, Utah on March 31, 2010 in a snowy match against Mexico. With her appearance today against Colombia, Morgan will move to a tie with Brandi Chastain for 14e on the all-time ceiling charts in the United States.
- Defender Emilie Sonnet returns to the field for his first start of the year with the USWNT and his 66e overall cap. Sonnett, who missed the United States’ April camp with a rib injury, was off the bench in USWNT SheBelieves Cup games against the Czech Republic and Iceland. It is her first start for the United States since playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 win over Australia on November 27, 2021.
- Megan Rapinoe is ready to earn his 189e cap as she makes her first start for the USWNT on October 21, 2021. Rapinoe returned to the court in Colorado for her first minutes of the year with the USWNT and assisted Taylor Kornieck’s goal in the 90e minute. Rapinoe now has 72 career assists, one shy of Abby Wambach for third place in the USWNT all-time assists rankings.
- Rose Lavelle will make her fifth appearance and fifth start in 2022 as she earns her 74th career cap for the USWNT. Lavelle assisted both of Sophia Smith’s goals in Saturday’s win over Colombia and has now played a direct role in seven goals in USA’s last three games, with two goals and five assists in that span . Lavelle’s five assists so far in 2022 are already tied for her most ever in a calendar year with the USWNT.
- Forward gnat will bring him 15e overall as she makes her second start of the year and her first since the United States’ February 20 win over New Zealand in the SheBelieves Cup. Purce has three goals and three assists so far in his USWNT career and has scored in the 84e minute against Uzbekistan on April 12, his last action in Crest.
- Midfielder and NWSL Rookie of the Month Sam Coffey is available on the bench for this game at Sandy. With Pickett getting the green light to go today for her first selection, Coffey will be the only player on this roster still looking for a selection. If she saw action against Colombia, Coffey would become the 250e player to win a cap for the USWNT.