2016 SheBelieves Cup
USA vs. Germany || March 9, 2016
FAU Stadium – Boca Raton, Fla.
Live Broadcast: ESPN 3
Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Germany: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Samantha Mewis, 14-Morgan Brian, 12-Christen Press, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 16-Crystal Dunn; 13-Alex Morgan
Subs: 2-Mallory Pugh, 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 15-Emily Sonnett, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Jaelene Hinkle, 20-Lauren Barnes, 21-Alysssa Naeher, 22-Lindsey Horan
- The USA will play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, as it has for all previous games this year, making it the ninth consecutive game that the U.S. has come out in this formation. Today, the lineup features Alex Morgan at striker, Carli Lloyd underneath her and Christen Press and Crystal Dunn on the wings. Morgan Brian and Samantha Mewis will roam the center of the midfield.
- U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis has made several changes to the starting lineup from the last match, giving Ali Krieger, Whitney Engen, Mewis, Press and Dunn their first starts of the tournament.
- Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan will make their third consecutive start of the tournament.
- Krieger spent five and half years playing in Germany for FFC Frankfurt and speaks fluent Germany. She either played with or against almost all of the German players.
- Morgan Brian will earn her 51st cap today at the young age of 23. She became the 52nd female player in U.S. history to reach 50 caps against France on March 6.
- Tonight will be the 8th cap and third career start for Samantha Mewis.
- Of the U.S. starters in the most recent match against Germany at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal, just seven will start today: Solo, Sauerbrunn, Krieger, Klingenberg, Lloyd, Brian and Morgan.
- There are six players on the roster who have played 100 times or more for the USA. Five of them are starting tonight: Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heath, Morgan and Sauerbrunn. The other player is Heather O’Reilly, who will be on the bench.
- Lloyd has a team-leading 86 international goals and Morgan is next with 63.
- Lloyd has scored 23 goals in her last 21 matches, starting with the Round of 16 game at the Women’s World Cup.
- Solo has 97 shutouts and 146 wins. She is the all-time leader in shutouts and wins by a goalkeeper in U.S. history and is three shutouts away from becoming the first U.S. goalkeeper in history to reach the 100.
- Lloyd will earn her earn her 220th cap tonight while Solo gets her 193rd, extending her U.S. record for a goalkeeper. Her 193rd cap moved her up to sole possession of 12th place on the all-time list.
- Of the 11 starters, only Dunn and Mewis were not part of the 2015 FIFA WWC roster.
- Teams are allowed six substitues each.