Earlier today, the USWNT played Japan at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The game was stopped in the 76th minute due to the weather. The USWNT defeated Japan 2-0.
Last night, the USWNT played Japan during an international friendly match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. The match ended in a 3-3 tie. View pictures from the match below.
The new 2016 USA Nike Vapor Kit with Aeroswift Technology for both the U.S. Men and Women’s National Teams was unveiled today in New York City. The new jerseys will be on display in this summer’s major competitions as the MNT hosts Copa America Centenario and the WNT defends its gold during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
To pay tribute to the nation both inside and out, the jerseys are adorned with several patriotic flares throughout the material. The players will wear their hearts (and country) on their sleeve with “1 Nation” and “1 Team” exposed on the outside cuffs, while the inside displays a circular design with “We Can,” “We Will,” “We Are,” “1 Nation” and “1 Team” surrounding “USA” in the middle.
2016 USA Home Kit
The new home jersey displays U.S. Soccer’s new crest on a traditional white body with blue sleeves. A red stripe runs the length of the shirt and shorts, revealing flashes of white.
2016 USA Away Kit
The away jersey will feature a black body, complemented with a blue sleeve on the right and a red sleeve on the left. Similar to the home kits, a black stripe runs down the side of the shirt and shorts, showing off flashes of blue on the left side and red on the right side.
Both kits will introduce a new sock system that includes NikeGRIP socks paired with new sleeves that further protect ankles and other high-risk areas on the lower leg.
USA Returns to Talen Energy Stadium for 2 p.m. ET Kickoff on ESPN; Tickets Go On Sale to Public Feb. 29
CHICAGO (Feb. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Colombia on April 10 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., in the second of two matches against the up-and-coming South American side. The match will be broadcast on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET.
The two teams will also meet four days earlier on April 6 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. on FS1).
Tonight, the USWNT added another win to record! The final score was 10-0 with 5 goals by Crystal Dunn, a goal by Carli Llyod, a goal by Kelley O’Hara, a goal by Sam Mewis, a own-goal forced by Mallory Pugh and a goal by Christen!
Watch Christen’s goal below:
The USWNT played against Mexico in their second match during the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in Dallas, Texas on February 13th. Carli Lloyd kicked a PK which was saved by Mexico’s goalkeeper but the ball rebounded and Lloyd scored. The USWNT ended up with the win and is now secured a spot in the semifinals.
WATCH: Christen Press hits the post. #USWNT 9, Mexico 0. 👇
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 13, 2016
Yesterday, the USWNT played Costa Rica in their first Olympic qualifying game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The USWNT won with the final score being 5-0 with goals from Alex Morgan, Carli Llyod, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press! You can view pictures from the game below as well as watch Christen’s very impressive goal!
Here are the 20 players Ellis selected to try and get the job done:
GOALKEEPERS: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS: Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash)
FORWARDS: Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)
Yesterday, the USWNT played against the Republic of Ireland at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Christen didn’t start but later subbed for Carli Llyod who had another Hat Trick. Christen also had an assist to 17 year old Mallory Pugh who earned her first cap as well as scored her first international goal! The final score was 5-0.
Christen Press is a woman very, very familiar with L.A.—she was born in the City of Angels, after all. While the US Women’s World Cup Champion and Olympic probable was born and raised in Palos Verdes, she’s constantly traveling for the game she loves, so calls the world at large her home. As one of the youngest players on the US Women’s National Soccer roster, Christen earned the respect of her teammates in the opening game of the World Cup when she scored a goal, leading her team to a victory over Australia and advancing them in the tournament. Throughout the rest of the tournament, Christen remained a crucial contributor and a leader on and off the field. Even with the USWNT recent “Victory Tour” around the country, Christen has consistently been scoring goals and even had a hat-trick. When the Stanford-educated athlete isn’t on the field, you can find her blogging, meditating, spending time with family or playing with her two rescue dogs. Here, this Olympic hopeful shares her haute secrets to Los Angeles.
Where were you born: Cedars Sinai
How long in LA: Born and raised! Until college…
Neighborhood: Palos Verdes
Occupation: professional footballer
Favorite Restaurant: MB Post
Best Sushi: Katsuya
Best dessert: creme brûlée
Best place for a romantic date: Geoffrey’s
Best Sunday brunch: The Attic, Long Beac
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Terrenea
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Cami
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Catbird NYC
Favorite Charity Event: Grassroot Soccer Annual Gala
Favorite Cultural Event: Jazz Fest
Best Pizza: Chicago style
Best Lunch: Abigail
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox
Describe your city in three words: Special, serene, hidden
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Great weather great people great food!