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USWNT vs. Canada: XI notes and lineup | CONCACAF Gold Cup 2024

USWNT vs. Canada: XI notes and lineup |  CONCACAF Gold Cup 2024

USWNT vs. Canada – 2024 CONCACAF Gold Cup – Semi-Final
date: March 6, 2024
place: Snapdragon Stadium; San Diego, California.
Broadcasting: Paramount+, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+
Official kick-off time: 10:15 PM ET / 7:15 PM PT

Starting lineup against Canada:
1- Alyssa Naher; 3-Jenna Nighsonger, 4-Naomi Girma, 7-Alex Morgan, 8-Jaeden Shaw, 10-Lindsay Horan (captain), 12-Tirna Davidson, 15-Corbin Albert, 17-Sam Coffey, 22-Trinity Rodman, 23. -Emily Fox

Available subs: 2-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Lynn Williams, 9-Midge Burress, 11-Sophia Smith, 13-Olivia Moultrie, 14-Emily Sonnett, 16-Rose Lavelle, 18-Casey Murphy, 19-Crystal Dunn. 20-Casey Krueger, 21-Jane Campbell

Game notes | Five things to know

  • USWNT Starting XI numbers (including this match): Morgan (220), Horan (143), Naeher (101), Davidson (54), Fox (44), Rodman (33), Girma (29), Coffey (12), Shaw (9), Nygsungsunger (6). Albert (6)
  • The starting lineup to face Canada is the same lineup that started against Colombia in the quarterfinals, marking the first time in this tournament that the United States has used the same starting lineup in consecutive matches.
  • The starting lineup to face Canada has an average age of 25.9 years and 59 caps per player.
  • Five players started in the last match between the USA and Canada in the 2023 SheBelieves Cup – Nahier, Fox, Horan, Morgan and Rodman – and six – Nahier, Girma, Fox, Horan, Morgan and Rodman – watched the match. The field when the two teams met in the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship.
  • Lindsay Horan You will earn her 143Research and development Hat as she makes her fourth straight W Gold Cup start and leads the United States into the 22nd editionSecond abbreviation time in her career. Horan tied for the team lead with three goals in this tournament (two goals and one assist) and scored what proved to be the game-winning penalty kick in the quarter-final win over Colombia.
  • Horan now has seven goal contributions (3 goals, 4 assists) in competitive knockout matches. Since making her knockout debut in 2016, only Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (10 each) have had more goal contributions in competitive knockout matches than Horan.
  • After an excellent display against Colombia in her 100thy hat, Alyssa Naher She will be making her fourth start in the tournament as she earned No. 101. Naeher has 61 career eliminations, two of which came in the W Gold Cup. This will be Naher's fifth start against Canada in an official match. She had not allowed a goal in any of her previous four games against Canada.
  • After scoring her second goal in her career in the victory over Colombia. Jenna Niggsunger She will be making her third W Gold Cup start as she captures her sixth overall USWNT title. Nighswonger started and scored on a penalty kick in the USA's Gold Cup opener against the Dominican Republic, then started and scored her first goal since the start of play in Sunday's quarterfinal win.
  • Naomi Girma She will be making her second consecutive start and third overall in the W Gold Cup where she finished 29thy hat. Girma, the 2023 US Soccer Player of the Year, and his centre-back partner Tierna Davidsson will start together for the third time in this tournament. Prior to this tournament, the former Stanford teammates had only started two games together in the USWNT.
  • Alex Morgan He earns it 220y USWNT cap as it makes its third Concacaf W Gold Cup. Morgan tied for the team lead with three goals in this tournament and assisted Jenna Niggsunger on a goal against Colombia on March 3. Morgan has 10 career goals against Canada — her second-most against any opponent — and has scored a total of five goals in six goals. competitive knockout matches against Canada, including the winning goals in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship final and the 2012 Olympic semifinal. Her five goals in the knockout rounds against Canada are tied for the most by any USWNT player against a single opponent (M. Akers vs. Chinese Taipei, C. Lloyd v. Japan, A. Wambach v. Costa Rica).
  • What's good? She will be playing her ninth cap, making her third appearance in the Concacaf W Gold Cup and the fourth of her career. Shaw leads the United States in scoring with three goals in this tournament and joins Shannon Boxx as the only players in USWNT history to score in each of his first three appearances. No USWNT player has scored a goal in each of the first four starts of his international career.
  • With her goal in the quarterfinals against Colombia at the age of 19 years and 104 days, Shaw became the youngest player ever and the third teenager ever to score for the USWNT in the knockout rounds of a competitive tournament. She joins Christine Lilly, who scored in the semifinals and final of the 1991 World Cup qualifying tournament, and Heather O'Reilly, who scored in the 2004 Olympic semifinals.
  • Terna Davidson You will earn her 54y hat as she made her third start in the 40th Gold Cupy From her international career. Davidson, just 25 years old, is a veteran of the 2019 Women's World Cup and Tokyo Olympics, and will make her eighth start for the USWNT in competitive action.
  • Corbin Albert She played her sixth cap in her fourth career start, all of which came in the Concacaf W Gold Cup. A steady presence in midfield, Albert ranks fourth on the team with 16 recoveries in this tournament.
  • Sam Coffey It will be her third straight start and fourth Gold Cup start in which she has 12 pointsy hat. Coffey, who entered the Gold Cup with just two starts and seven caps, has played the third-most minutes of any player on the U.S. roster in this tournament and will be appearing for the fifth time in the tournament.
  • Trinity Rodman He earns 33Research and development Hat because she makes it 23Research and development Back-to-back USWNT appearances. Rodman, who recorded her first assist of the year on Jaedyn Shaw's goal against Colombia, has appeared in every USWNT game since the start of 2023 and her 23 consecutive appearances are the longest streak by any USWNT player since 2020.
  • Emily Fox She will be making her third straight start in the W Gold Cup where she has a 44y Cover for USWNT. Fox finished second on the team in total minutes played in 2023 and recorded her first 90-minute performance of 2024 in a quarterfinal win over Colombia.
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