The United States Women’s National team were involved in a thrilling 3-1 victory last Friday night in Denver, Colorado. Following the win, the Lady Yanks return to Ohio for the first time in a year and prepare for a second match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.
In the prior meeting, the U.S. got key goals from midfielder Julie Ertz and forward Alex Morgan. Tuesday’s match in Cincinnati will be the 12th game on the team’s calendar.
The USWNT will play 16 total matches in 2017. That is tied for the second most after a World Cup and Olympic cycle. The only year the U.S. played more games was in 1997 when the squad played 18 in preparation for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
United States midfielder Rose Lavelle returns home to Cincinnati where she began her soccer career. She spent time playing in the local developmental system for Cincinnati United and eventually worked her way up to the Women’s Premier Soccer League where she played for the Dayton Dutch Lions during her summer break from the University of Wisconsin.
Tuesday’s match will be the first time in Lavelle’s career that she will play in front of her hometown as a professional.
Newcomer Sofia Huerta made history with her inaugural appearance for the U.S. last Friday as the first player from the state of Idaho to earn a cap for the USWNT and with her FIFA permitted association switch, is the first player in female history to play FOR and AGAINST the United States in a senior level match.
Forward Alex Morgan looks to add to her goal tally after scoring the 75th of her international career in Denver. That goal was good enough to move Morgan into a tie for seventh place on the U.S. all-time goal list.
Defender Julie Ertz is now the highest-scoring active defender in the U.S. player pool. She converted eight of her goals while playing center defender. Ertz’s most famous goal of 2017 came against Brazil in the Tournament of Nations in San Diego as she completed an epic United States comeback.
How to Watch:
Date/Time: Tuesday September 19th, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Watch: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports GO