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U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

February 27, 2017
OLYMPIAN CHALLENGE
USWNT opens SheBelieves Cup versus Germany


CHESTER, Pa. -- The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to extend its unbeaten streak at Talen Energy Stadium when it meets reigning Olympic champion Germany in the second SheBelieves Cup at 7 p.m. Wednesday (FS1-TV).

England and France will play in the tournament opener at 4 p.m.

The U.S. has a 4-0-1 record in five games played before a crowd average of 11,750 at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park). The U.S. has a 13-3-1 record in Pennsylvania.

The U.S. took a 2-1 win over Germany on goals by Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis in the teams’ last meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., March 16.

The round-robin tournament continues with matches at Red Bull Arena Saturday and RFK Stadium Tuesday, March 7.

The USA will be playing its first international match since a 5-0 victory over Romania in Carson, Calif., Nov. 16. Germany plays for the first time since a 1-1 draw with Norway on Nov. 29.

The countries’ professional leagues are in different phases. NWSL training camps open in mid-March. The Women's Bundesliga is about 12 games into the season. The USA has been training in Orlando, Fla.

U.S. Roster:
• GOALKEEPERS (3): 18- Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), 1- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), 24- Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride)
• DEFENDERS (6): 8- Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 11- Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), 5- Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), 7- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars); 15- Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
• MIDFIELDERS (8): 6- Morgan Brian (Houston Dash, 17- Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), 9- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), 16- Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), 10- Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), 20- Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), 22- Brianna Pinto (CASL),
• FORWARDS (6): 19- Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC), 14- Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), 13- Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais), 23- Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), 2- Mallory Pugh (UCLA), 12- Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

   
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