International Friendly: USA vs. New Zealand

New Zealand vs. USWNT – International Friendly
Date: January 21, 2023
Venue: Eden Park; Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand
Broadcast: HBO Max, Universo and Peacock
Broadcast Time: 4 pm NZT (10 pm ET on Jan. 20; Pre-game protection at 9:30 pm ET on HBO Max)
Official Kickoff Time: 4:05 pm NZT (10:05 pm ET on Jan. 20)

Starting XI vs. New Zealand: 18-Casey Murphy; 2-Ashley Sanchez, 3-Alana Cook, 8-Sofia Huerta, 9-Mallory Swanson, 12-Naomi Girma, 13-Alex Morgan (Capt.), 16-Rose Lavelle, 17-Andi Sullivan, 19-Crystal Dunn, 25 -Trinity Rodman

Available Subs: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Hailie Mace, 6-Lynn Williams, 7-Ashley Hatch, 11-Midge Purce, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Sam Coffey, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Kristie Mewis, 23-Emily Fox


  • USWNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (Including this match): Morgan (202), Dunn (128), Lavelle (86), Swanson (84), Sullivan (39), Huerta (27), Cook (21), Sanchez (19), Girma (12), Murphy (12), Rodman (12)
  • The lineup in Auckland options six completely different gamers from the Starting XI deployed within the USA’s year-opening match in Wellington: Casey Murphy for Alyssa Naeher in aim, Alana Cook and Sofia Huerta on protection for Becky Sauerbrunn and Emily Fox, Andi Sullivan and Ashley Sanchez within the midfield for Taylor Kornieck and Lindsey Horan (who has returned to Lyon, France to play for her membership this weekend), and Trinity Rodman for Midge Purce up high.
  • This Starting XI averages 57 caps per participant. Morgan and Dunn are the one gamers within the lineup with over 100 caps whereas 4 gamers – Sanchez, Girma, Murphy and Rodman – enter the match with fewer than 20 worldwide appearances for the USWNT.
  • Five of the six gamers who performed a direct position within the USA’s 4 objectives in opposition to the Football Ferns within the match in Wellington are on this beginning lineup – Mallory Swanson (2 objectives), Trinity Rodman (2 assists), Alex Morgan (1 aim) , Rose Lavelle (1 help) and Ashley Sanchez (1 help). Lynn Williams, who scored the USA’s fourth and ultimate aim, will begin on the bench.
  • Alex Morgan, who scored her one hundred and twentieth worldwide aim within the Jan. 18 assembly in opposition to the Football Ferns, will earn her 202nd profession cap as she captains the USA in Auckland. Morgan, whose aim in Wellington was her thirteenth since turning into a mom and tied her with Joy Fawcett for essentially the most objectives scored as a mom in USWNT historical past, now has eight objectives in 9 profession appearances in opposition to New Zealand.
  • Casey Murphy will see her first motion of the yr she makes her 12th worldwide look for the USA. Murphy, who recorded six shutouts in 9 appearances in 2022, made her USWNT debut Down Under in Australia on the finish of 2021, and recorded her first profession shutout in her first cap on Nov. 27, 2021, in Sydney.
  • Ashley Sanchez will earn her 19th cap as she makes her seventh profession begin for the USWNT. Sanchez assisted Swanson’s aim within the 63rdrd minute of the USA’s 4-0 win over the Ferns in Wellington, tallying the fourth help of her profession.
  • Defender Alana Cook will make her 20th profession begin as she earns her 21St cap for the USA. Cook, who led the USWNT in whole minutes performed in 2022, got here off the bench within the USWNT’s win over New Zealand on Jan. 18. It was her first-ever substitute look ever for the USA.
  • Sofia Huerta is about to make her 15th begin and a pair of6th cap total for the USWNT. Huerta may have now appeared in every of the final 17 video games for the USA, a steak which dates again to the April 9 pleasant vs. Uzbekistan and is tied with Rose Lavelle for the longest such lively streak by any participant on this roster.
  • Coming off a two-goal efficiency to open the yr in opposition to New Zealand, ahead Mallory Swanson will earn her 84th profession cap in Auckland. Swanson, who scored a career-high seven objectives for the USA in 2022, registered her fourth profession multi-goal along with her brace in Wellington and upped her profession goal-scoring tally to 27, good for twenty-fourth all-time in USWNT historical past.
  • Naomi Girma will make her second consecutive begin for the USA at heart again as she earns her twelfthth cap for the USA. Girma, who made her senior National Team debut on April 12, 2022, will now have began six of the USA’s final seven video games.
  • Rose Lavelle will make her 86th worldwide look and her 10th consecutive begin for the USA. Lavelle tallied an help on Alex Morgan’s aim in Wellington, giving her 18 profession assists, 12 of which have are available in her final 35 caps, a span which dates again to February of 2021.
  • Midfielder Andy Sullivan will earn her 39th cap as she makes her first begin of 2023 and the 31St begin of her worldwide profession. Sullivan, who got here on at halftime within the USA’s Jan. 18 wins over the Football Ferns in Wellington, began all 15 video games wherein she appeared for the USA in 2022 and completed third on the crew in whole minutes performed final yr.
  • Defender Crystal Dunn will make her second consecutive begin for the USWNT as she is about to earn her 128thth cap. Dunn performed 45 minutes in Wellington as she made her first begin for the USWNT since September 16, 2021, which additionally marked her first Stating XI for the USA since giving start to her son Marcel in May of 2022.
  • After tallying two assists within the USA’s 4-0 win over the Football Ferns in Wellington, ahead Trinity Rodman will make her third profession begin as she earns her 12th cap total for the USWNT. The 20-year-old Rodman, who began in opposition to England and Spain through the USA’s European Tour in October of 2022, grew to become the youngest USWNT participant since 2017 to have two assists in a single sport along with her two-assist effort in opposition to New Zealand on Jan . 18 in Wellington.

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