Lineup Notes: Matchup of Elite WNTs Brings USA & Australia to Denver



USA vs. Australia


April 4, 2019

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park


9 p.m. ET

Starting XI vs. Australia:
1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn,
19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-Rose Lavelle; 17-Tobin
Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.)

Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Tierna
Davidson, 20-Allie Long, 22-Mallory Pugh, 23-Christen Press, 24-Ashlyn
Harris, 26-Jessica McDonald

Starting Lineup:

  • Alyssa Naeher
    will earn her cap No. 42 tonight. She last started vs. Japan on Feb. 27
    and then sat out the next two SheBelieves Cup games, against England
    and Brazil, due to a minor shoulder injury.
  • Emily Sonnett
    earns her 30th cap tonight and makes her third start of 2019.
  • Abby Dahlkemper
    will earn her 36th cap tonight in what will be her sixth consecutive
    start of 2019. She’s played all 90 minutes in every game so far this
  • Becky Sauerbrunn
    will earn cap No. 154 tonight. It will be her fifth appearance and
    fourth start of the year.
  • Crystal Dunn
    will earn her 81st WNT cap tonight and makes her sixth consecutive
    start of 2019. She has 24 international goals.
  • Julie Ertz
    makes her 78th international appearance. She has scored 18 career goals
    and will make her fifth start of 2019.
  • Lindsey Horan
    , who did not play at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup due to a minor quad
    injury, returns to full fitness and is back in the lineup to make her
    third appearance and start of 2019 after starting the first two games
    of the year, both in Europe. She has scored seven international goals
    and will earn her 65th career cap tonight.
  • Rose Lavelle
    will earn cap No. 24 cap today. She has scored six career goals.
  • Tobin Heath
    will make her 147th international appearance for the USA. Tonight will
    mark her fifth appearance and start of the year. She scored vs. Brazil
    on March 5 and has now scored 27 goals in her career. Heath has scored
    nine goals in her last 14 matches and seven in her last nine.
  • Alex Morgan
    is on 99 career goals. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of
    seventh place on the USA’s all-time goal list. Morgan has scored 26
    goals over her last 31 WNT matches, a span that runs from the end of
    2017. The 26 goals have included six braces and one hat trick. Morgan
    will earn cap No. 159 and move into sole possession of 17th all-time in
    games played.
  • Megan Rapinoe will earn cap No. 150 for the WNT, making her the 21st woman in USA history
    to play 150 times or more for her country. She was the team leader in
    assists last year, earning 12 in 2018. She scored her 43rd career goal vs.
    England on March 2, her second of 2019 after also scoring vs. Japan on Feb.

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