Concacaf W Championship – Group A: USA vs. Haiti
Date: July 4, 2022
Venue: Estadio Universitario; Monterrey, Mexico
Transmission: CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, ViX
Airtime: 7pm ET / 6pm CT
Official kick-off time: 7pm ET / 6pm CT
Starting XI against Haiti: 18- Casey Murphy; 3-Alana Cook, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Capt.), 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
Available subtitles: 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
GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW – HAITI
- USWNT Starting XI Cap 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 (6th )
- Today’s starting line-up averages 80 caps per player, with four players – Sauerbrunn, Morgan, O’Hara and Horan – having more than 100 caps. Four players in this roster — Smith, Fox, Cook and Murphy — have less than 20 caps and will all be making their first appearances for the USWNT in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier.
- Four players in this starting line-up featured in the USA’s last clash with Haiti, which took place in the opening game of the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers on January 28, 2020. Lavelle, O’Hara and Sauerbrunn all started that game in Houston, while Horan was a second-half substitute and scored America’s third goal in a 4-0 win.
- center back Becky Sauerbrunn becomes captain of the USWNT for the 33approx Time while she does her 204th international appearance. This is Sauerbrunn’s 18thth start and 19th Cap for the USA at a Concacaf qualifying tournament after playing in 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers and 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
- goalkeeper Casey Murphy will make her Concacaf qualifying debut as she has her sixth career cap and her fourth appearance in 2022. Murphy, who earned her first international with the USWNT just seven months ago in the 3-0 win over Australia on November 27 in Sydney, has four clean sheets in her last five internationals.
- defender Alan Cook will make her seventh start in 2022 as she is set to make her qualifying debut in her eleventhth international appearance overall for the USWNT. Cook leads the team with 504 total minutes played in 2022 and provided two assists in the USA’s win over Uzbekistan on April 9. This is the fourth time Cook and Sauerbrunn have started together in central defence. They most recently started together in the USA’s 3-0 win over Colombia on June 25.
- Kelley O’Hara should you earn 155th Cap and moved to a tie with Michelle Akers and Christen Press for 22nd on the USWNT All-Time Caps List. O’Hara, who scored her third career goal in USWNT’s win over Colombia on June 28, will compete in her sixth Concacaf qualifying tournament, having played in 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympic qualifying and 2014 and 2018 World Cup qualifying. She has one goal and four assists in 16 qualifiers.
- Mallory Pugh will make her sixth start in 2022 when she turns 49th Players in USWNT history to earn 75 caps. At 24 years and 66 days, she is the youngest player to reach that milestone since Heather O’Reilly in 2008 at the age of 23. Pugh was directly involved in a team high. 10 goals in 2022 ties the team lead in both goals (5) and assists (5). This will be Pugh’s 10thth World champion in a Concacaf qualifier and her first since 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
- midfield player Lindsey Horan will you earn 112th Cap as she competes in her fourth straight qualifying tournament for the United States, having appeared in 2016 Olympic Qualifiers, 2018 World Cup Qualifiers and 2020 Olympic Qualifiers again. Horan led the US in points six goals in 2020 Olympic qualifying, including a goal in the tournament opener against Haiti.
- Sophia Smiththe youngest player in this starting XI at 21, will make her debut in Concacaf qualifiers when she’s 17th total caps. Smith is level on points this year with the US lead by five goals and scored twice in her last game for the US, a 3-0 win over Colombia on June 25 in her home state of Colorado.
- Alex Morgan will earn her 193approx Cap for the USWNT on their second start and third overall appearance for the United States in 2022. Morgan has scored a total of 19 goals in her 20 qualifiers for the USA, 10 of them in World Cup qualifiers, which are the fourth most tied 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 USA. She missed the 2020 Olympic qualification due to pregnancy.
- Rose Lavalle will earn her 74th Career cap as she starts a fifth straight game for the USWNT. Lavelle is tied at the top of the team this year with five assists and has been directly involved in seven goals (two goals and five assists) in America’s last four games. Lavelle has recorded five goals and one assist in her nine previous appearances in Concacaf qualifiers.
- midfield player Andy Sullivan will make her seventh start to 2022 in her 29th yearth international appearance overall for the USA. Sullivan, who ranks third on the team in 2022 with 436 minutes played, will make her second stint for the USA in a Concacaf qualifier and will start against Panama in the 2020 Olympic qualifier and play the full 90 minutes.
- Emil Fuchs will make her debut in Concacaf qualifiers as she celebrates her 15thth Cap for USA. Fox will now have played in 11 of America’s 12 games since the October 2021 FIFA window and have made 10 starts in that span. No player has played more games for USA in the last 10 months.