Concacaf W Championship – Group A: United States against Haiti
Date: July 4, 2022
Venue: university stadium; Monterrey, Mexico
Broadcast: CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, ViX
Broadcast time: 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT
Official kick-off time: 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT
Starting lineup against Haiti: 18-Casey Murphy; 3-Alana Cook, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (captain), 5-Kelley O’Hara, 9-Mallory Pugh, 10-Lindsey Horan, 11-Sophia Smith, 13-Alex Morgan, 16-Rose Lavelle, 17-Andi Sullivan, 19-Emily Fox
Subtitles available: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Ashley Sanchez, 6-Trinity Rodman, 7-Ashely Hatch, 8-Sofia Huerta, 12-Naomi Girma, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 21-Aubrey Kingsbury, 22-Kristie Mewis, 23-Midge Purce
PLAY NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW – HAITI
- USWNT Starting XI Pick Numbers (Including This Game): Sauerbrunn (204), Morgan (193), O’Hara (155), Horan (112), Pugh (75), Lavelle (74), Sullivan (29), Smith (17), Fox (15), Cook (11), Murphy (6 )
- Today’s starting line-up averages 80 caps per player with four players – Sauerbrunn, Morgan, O’Hara and Horan – having over 100 caps. Four players on this list – Smith, Fox, Cook and Murphy – have less than 20 caps and will all be making their first ever appearance for the USWNT in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier.
- Four players from that starting lineup appeared in the United States’ last encounter against Haiti, which took place in the opening game of the Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers on January 28, 2020. Lavelle, O’Hara and Sauerbrunn all played started that game in Houston while Horan came in second. -half-sub and scored USA’s third goal in the 4-0 final victory.
- rear center Becky Sauerbrunn will be the USWNT captain for the 33rd the weather she’s doing 204e international appearance. It will be Sauerbrunn 18e start and 19e cap for the United States in a Concacaf qualifying event, having played in World Cup qualifying in 2010, 2014 and 2018 and Olympic qualifying in 2012, 2016 and 2020.
- Goalkeeper Casey Murphy will make her Concacaf qualifying debut as she earns her sixth career cap and makes her fourth appearance in 2022. Murphy, who earned her first cap with the USWNT just seven months ago in a 3-0 win over Australia in Sydney on November 27, has four clean sheets in his previous five caps.
- Defender Alana Cook will make her seventh start in 2022 as she makes her qualifying debut in what will be her 11e international appearance overall for the USWNT. Cook leads the team with a total of 504 minutes played in 2022 and had two assists in the USA’s April 9 win over Uzbekistan. It will be the fourth time that Cook and Sauerbrunn have started together in central defence. They most recently started together in the United States’ 3-0 win over Colombia on June 25.
- Kelley O’Hara is about to bring him back 155e cap, moving in tied with Michelle Akers and Christen Press for 22n/a on the USWNT all-time selection list. O’Hara, who scored his third career goal in the USWNT’s win over Colombia on June 28, will compete in his sixth Concacaf qualifying tournament, having appeared in Olympic qualifiers in 2012, 2016 and 2020 and World Cup qualifiers in 2014 and 2018. She has one goal and four assists in 16 qualifying appearances.
- Mallory Pugh will make his sixth start in 2022, becoming the 49e player in USWNT history to reach 75 caps. At 24 years and 66 days, she is the youngest player to reach the milestone since Heather O’Reilly did so in 2008 at the age of 23. Pugh was directly involved in a team record 10 goals in 2022 tied for team leader in goals (5) and assists (5). This will be Pugh’s 10e overall in a Concacaf qualifier and his first since qualifying for the World Cup in 2018.
- Midfielder Lindsey Horan going to win him 112e as she competes in her fourth consecutive qualifying event for the United States, having competed in Olympic qualifying in 2016, World Cup qualifying in 2018 and Olympic qualifying again in 2020. Horan led the States United in scoring with six goals in Olympic qualifying in 2020, including a goal in the tournament opener against Haiti.
- Sophie Smiththe youngest player in this starting XI at 21, will make her Concacaf qualifying debut in her 17e overall cap. Smith is tied for the USA lead in goals this year with five and two goals in his last outing for the USA, a 3-0 win over Colombia on June 25 in his home state of Colorado .
- Alex Morgan going to win him 193rd cap for the USWNT in what will be his second start and third overall appearance for the United States in 2022. Morgan has scored a total of 19 goals in his 20 qualifying appearances for the United States, including 10 in World Cup qualifying, which is tied for fourth by team in history. She scored seven goals in four games in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which was her last action in a Concacaf qualifier for the United States. She missed Olympic qualifying in 2020 due to pregnancy.
- Rose Lavelle will win him 74e career high as she enters a fifth straight game for the USWNT. Lavelle is tied for the team lead in assists this year with five and has been directly involved in seven goals in USA’s last four games (two goals and five assists). Lavelle has a total of five goals and one assist in his previous nine Concacaf qualifying appearances.
- Midfielder Andi Sullivan will make his seventh start of 2022 in what will be his 29e international appearance overall for the United States. Sullivan, who ranks third on the team in total minutes played in 2022 with 436, will make his second appearance for the United States in a Concacaf qualifier, starting and playing the full 90 minutes against Panama during the 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
- Emilie Renard will make his Concacaf qualifying debut by winning his 15e cap for the USA. Fox will now have played 11 of USA’s 12 matches since the October 2021 FIFA window, making 10 starts in that span. No player has appeared in more matches for USA in the last 10 months.