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USA Through to Round of 16 After 1-0 Win against Nigeria

VANCOUVER, Canada (June 16, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Nigeria 1-0 in front of a crowd of 52,193 at BC Place in Vancouver to win Group D at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and advance to the Round of 16. 

Abby Wambach’s side-footed a strike in the 45th minute proved to be the game winner. It was her 14th career World Cup goal, which moved her into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for second on the all-time list. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals. 

The U.S. defense held off the speedy Nigeria attack for the rest of the match to earn its second-straight shutout. 

In the day’s other Group D match, Australia tied Sweden 1-1. The USA (2-0-1; 7 points) topped the group, followed by Australia (1-1-1; 4 points), Sweden (0-0-3; 3 points) and Nigeria (0-1-2; 1 point). 

The WNT will continue the tournament against the third place finisher from Group B/E/F, with the opponent to be determined after tomorrow’s final Group Stage matches. The Round of 16 contest will take place June 22 at 8 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (FOX Sports 1). Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp). 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA- Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe), 45th minute:
Megan Rapinoe whipped in a hard corner kick toward the back post. Wambach jumped through the Nigeria defense, met the ball in the air and side footed it in to give the U.S. the lead just before the halftime whistle. USA 1, NGA 0 (WATCH) FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
NGA- Precious Dede, 17th minute: Dede mishit a goal kick straight to Megan Rapinoe, who brought it down and took a few controlling dribbles before firing a hard, rising shot toward the upper right corner of the goal from 25 yards out. Dede dove high and knocked the shot away to concede a USA corner kick. 

USA- Julie Johnston, 25th minute: Asisat Oshoala ran onto a perfectly weighted through ball for Nigeria and jetted toward the goal down the right side. As she entered the box, Johnston took an angle to catch up with her and made a well-timed slide tackle to deflect Oshoala’s shot out for a corner.

NGA- Precious Dede, 39th minute: Alex Morgan had broken free on the left and was closing down on a ball in the box. Dede went out to meet her and dove in front just before Morgan could cross the ball into the path of a breaking Rapinoe. 

NGA- Precious Dede, 62nd minute: Dede came up big again for Nigeria, diving in to smother a close-range shot off the foot of Alex Morgan to keep Nigeria in the game.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet the third-place finisher from Group B/E/F in the Round of 16 on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada.

Broadcast information: FOX Sports 1
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp); FacebookInstagram 

2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Group D Final Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

3

2

0

1

4

1

+3

7

AUS

3

1

1

1

4

4

0

4

SWE

3

0

0

3

0

4

0

3

NGA

3

0

2

1

3

6

-3

1

Milestone Watch:

  • With her first-half goal, Abby Wambach moved into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for 2nd all-time with 14 World Cup goals. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals, including one in this tournament.
  • Christie Rampone becomes the oldest player to appear in a World Cup match at 39 years 11 months and 23 days.
  • Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan made their first starts in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It was also the first career start for either in a World Cup match. Morgan’s last start came in the WNT’s April 4 match with New Zealand, while Heath’s came in the March 9 match against Iceland.
  • Hope Solo recorded her 86th career shutout. It was the second-consecutive World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s seventh in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Hope Solo now has 173 caps with the USWNT, which ties for the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history with Briana Scurry (1994-2008).
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 167. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who earned her 170th start in tonight’s game.
  • The crowd of 52,193 was the fourth largest to attend a WNT match outside the U.S. 

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT has won its group in the World Cup every year except 2011, when it finished second to Sweden.
  • The U.S. now has a record of 5-0-0 against Nigeria all time. In the five meetings, the U.S. has outscored the African nation 17-2.
  • Abby Wambach has scored in every World Cup group stage in which she has played (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). She has scored seven goals, tallying three total in final group stage matches.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1149) of anyone on the team.
  • Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and tallied an assist in the three Group Stage games.
  • Lloyd earned her 198th cap and could hit the 200 mark during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She would become the 10th player in U.S. history to reach that mark and the fourth on the current roster. Rampone, Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three.
  • The USA, Nigeria and Sweden have competed in every edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
  • Seven U.S. players have played all 270 minutes of the tournament so far: midfielder Lauren Holiday, defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, defender Ali Krieger, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 13 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 24. 

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Nigeria
Date: June 16, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue: BC Place; Vancouver, Canada
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Attendance: 52,193
Weather: 70 degrees; Cloudy 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            1          0          1
NGA                            0          0          0 

USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)     45th minute 

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Shannon Boxx, 75), 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 80); 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 66), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 14-Morgan Brian, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

NGA: 1-Precious Dede; 22-Sarah Nnodim, 6-Josephine Chukwunonye, 5-Onome Ebi, 23-Ngozi Ebere; 8-Asisat Oshoala, 14-Evelyn Nwabuoku (capt.), 13-Ngozi Okobi; 17-Francisca Ordega (20-Cecilia Nku, 77), 10-Courtney Dike (9-Desire Oparanozie, 50), 7-Esther Sunday (12-Halimatu Ayinde, 50)
Subs not used: 2-Blessing Edoho, 3-Osinachi Ohale, 4-Perpetua Nkwocha, 11-Ini-Abasi Umotong, 16-Ibubeleye Whyte, 18-Loveth Ayila, 19-Martina Ohadugha, 21-Christy Ohiaeriaku
Head coach: Edwin Okon
 

Stats Summary: USA / NGA
Shots: 14 / 7
Shots on Goal: 7 / 2
Saves: 2 / 6
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 12
Offside: 7 / 0  

Misconduct Summary:
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     38th minute
NGA – Onome Ebi (caution)                          43
NGA – Josephine Chukwunonye (caution)    60
NGA – Ngozi Okobi (caution)                         68
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     69
NGA – Sara Nnodim (ejection)                      69 

Officials:
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Rita Gani (MAS) 

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Abby Wambach

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WNT Jun 16, 2015

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Nigeria
Date: June 16, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue: BC Place; Vancouver, Canada
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Attendance: 52,193
Weather: 70 degrees; Cloudy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            1          0          1
NGA                            0          0          0

USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)     45th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Shannon Boxx, 75), 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 80); 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 66), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 14-Morgan Brian, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

NGA: 1-Precious Dede; 22-Sarah Nnodim, 6-Josephine Chukwunonye, 5-Onome Ebi, 23-Ngozi Ebere; 8-Asisat Oshoala, 14-Evelyn Nwabuoku (capt.), 13-Ngozi Okobi; 17-Francisca Ordega (20-Cecilia Nku, 77), 10-Courtney Dike (9-Desire Oparanozie, 50), 7-Esther Sunday (12-Halimatu Ayinde, 50)
Subs not used: 2-Blessing Edoho, 3-Osinachi Ohale, 4-Perpetua Nkwocha, 11-Ini-Abasi Umotong, 16-Ibubeleye Whyte, 18-Loveth Ayila, 19-Martina Ohadugha, 21-Christy Ohiaeriaku
Head coach: Edwin Okon

Stats Summary: USA / NGA
Shots: 14 / 7
Shots on Goal: 7 / 2
Saves: 2 / 6
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 12
Offside: 7 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     38th minute
NGA – Onome Ebi (caution)                          43
NGA – Josephine Chukwunonye (caution)    60
NGA – Ngozi Okobi (caution)                         68
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     69
NGA – Sara Nnodim (ejection)                      69

Officials:
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Rita Gani (MAS)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: TBA

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Photo Gallery: WNT Advances to Round of 16 with 1-0 Win Against Nigeria

Photos from the WNT’s 1-0 win against Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Abby Wambach scored her 14th World Cup goal to move into a tie for second on the all-time scoring list and Hope Solo recorder her 86th career clean sheet.

The WNT will continue the tournament against the third place finisher from Group B/E/F, with the opponent to be determined after tomorrow’s final Group Stage matches. The Round of 16 contest will take place June 22 at 8 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (FOX Sports 1). Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt) and (@ussoccer_esp). 

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WNT Jun 17, 2015

Who Could it Be Now? WNT Waits to Find Out Round of 16 Opponent

The USA’s win against Nigeria confirmed a first place finish in Group D.

FINAL GROUP D STANDINGS
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 3 2 0 1 4 1 3 7
Australia 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Sweden 3 0 0 3 4 4 0 4
Nigeria
3 0 2 1 3 6 -3 1

The winner of Group D will play the third place finisher with the highest point total from any of Group B, E or F. If teams finish level on points then the following tiebreakers are applied in order: Goal Difference, Goals For.

Group B has currently concluded play, with Thailand finishing in third place on three pts and -7 Goal Difference (the first tiebreaker).

FINAL GROUP B STANDINGS
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Germany 3 2 0 1 15 1 14 7
Norway 3 2 0 1 8 2 6 7
Thailand 3 1 2 0 3 10 -7 3
Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 3 16 -13 1

Group E and F conclude play on Wednesday.

CURRENT GROUP E STANDINGS
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Brazil 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
 Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 4 5 -1 2
Spain 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 1

The matchups in Group E tomorrow are Costa Rica vs. Brazil (FOX Sports 1) and Korea Republic vs. Spain (FOX Sports 2)

CURRENT GROUP F STANDINGS
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
France 3 2 1 0 6 2 4 6
England 3 2 1 0 4 3 1 6
Colombia 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
Mexico
3 0 2 1 2 9 -7 1
The matchups in Group F tomorrow are Colombia vs. England (FOX Sports 1) and France vs. Mexico (FOX).

Any variety of results in Group E and F could determine which team the USA ultimately faces in the Round of 16. The USA will not know its Rd of 16 opponent until the final group matches end around 10 p.m. ET tomorrow!
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WNT Jun 17, 2015

Selección Femenina Gana el Grupo D y Avanza a Octavos de Final de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015

Gol de Abby Wambach suficiente para la victoria; EE.UU. espera conocer el rival que enfrentará el lunes, 22 de junio, a las 8 p.m. ET en Edmonton

VANCOUVER, Canadá (16 de junio, 2015) – La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos ganó el primer lugar del Grupo D con una victoria de 1-0 contra Nigeria en la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015.

 Estados Unidos cierra el grupo con un registro de 2-0-1 y siete puntos. En el otro partido del grupo hoy, Australia y Suecia empataron 1-1, lo cual aseguro el puesto de Australia como el segundo lugar del grupo con cuatro puntos. Suecia termina con tres puntos y busca avanzar como uno de los mejores terceros lugares, mientras que Nigeria termina el torneo con un punto. La selección estadounidense jugará con uno de los mejores terceros lugares a las 8 p.m. ET el lunes, 22 de junio, en vivo por FOX Sports 1.

 El gol fue el 14vo de Abby Wambach en Copas Mundiales Femeninas de la FIFA 2015, y el gol número 183 en su carrera. Estados Unidos ha avanzado a los cuartos de final en todas las Copas Mundiales de la FIFA.

Al ingresar en el minuto 80, Christie Rampone, quién tiene 39 años, se convirtió en la jugadora de más edad en jugar en una Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA. La portera de EE.UU. Hope Solo mantuvo el marcador en contra en cero por séptima ocasión en Copas Mundiales de la FIFA.

Estados Unidos mantiene su registro perfecto de 5-0-0 contra Nigeria en la serie que data al 1999. Fue la cuarta ocasión que las rivales se enfrentaron en una Copa Mundial.

Próximamente:
Estados Unidos espera conocer el rival—que será uno de los mejores tercer lugares del torneo—que enfrentará el lunes, 22 de junio, a las 8 p.m. en Commonwealth Stadium en Edmonton, Canadá.
Información de transmisión: FOX Sports 1, (TV en español por anunciarse)
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt, @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Resumen de Goles:
USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe), minuto 45: Megan Rapinoe tomó un tiro de esquina del lado derecho que envió al segundo poste. Abby Wambach leyó bien la jugada, llegando y saltando a tiempo para conectar con el pie izquierdo en el aire y enviar el balón al fondo de la red. USA 1, NGA 0

Atajadas Claves y Paradas Defensivas:
NGA – Precious Dede, minuto 17: Precious Dede tomó un tiro libre que cayó directamente a los pies de Megan Rapinoe. La mediocampista no dude en deslizarse hacia la portería, pero Dede reaccionó bien y desvió el tiro con las manos para un tiro de esquina estadounidense.

USA – Julie Johnston, minuto 25: Nigeria se abalanzó en el contra ataque, enviando un balón filtrado por el centro del campo para Asisat Oshoala quien dejó atrás a su marca de Julie Johnston. Hope Solo dejó su línea para enfrentar a Oshoala pero Johnston nunca se dio por vencida y en el último momento se barrió y desvió el balón con el pie.

NGA – Precious Dede, minuto 33: Después de algunos intentos de despejar un tiro de esquina estadounidense, Megan Rapinoe recuperó el balón en el borde del área grande y soltó un tiro potente que Precious Dede tuvó que aventarse para atajar.

NGA – Precious Dede, minuto 63: Carli Lloyd y Ali Krieger combinaron para enviar un balón al lado izquierdo del área para Alex Morgan. La joven delantera disparó pero Precious Dede salió a tiempo para atajar de cerca su disparo.

Notas Adicionales y En La Mira:

  • Abby Wambach ahora tiene 14 goles en Copas Mundiales Femeninas de la FIFA, y está empatada con Birgit Prinz en segundo lugar de la lista de goleadoras en mundiales. Marta tiene 15.
  • Carli Lloyd ahora tiene 198 partidos jugados con EE.UU. y podría jugar en su partido No. 200 durante la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015. Sería la décima jugadora en la historia de EE.UU. en llegar a esa meta y la cuarta en la nómina actual. Rampone, Wambach y Heather O’Reilly son las otras.
  • La defensa Becky Sauerbrunn es la única jugadora en la nómina que ha sido titular en todos los partidos de EE.UU. en lo que va del año.
  • Estados Unidos participa en su séptima Copa Mundial de la FIFA y es una de siete selecciones que han participado en todas las ediciones del torneo. Los otros son Alemania, Brasil, Japón, Nigeria, Noruega y Suecia.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos vs. Nigeria
Fecha: 16 de junio, 2015
Torneo: Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015; Grupo D
Sede: BC Place; Vancouver, British Colombia
Inicio: 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. hora local)
Asistencia: 52,193
Clima: 72 grados, parcialmente nublado

Resumen de anotaciones:     1          2          F

USA                                        1          0          1

NGA                                       0          0          0

USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)     minuto 45

Alineaciones:

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Shannon Boxx, 75), 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 80); 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 66), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.)

Suplentes no utilizadas: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 14-Morgan Brian, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Directora Técnica: Jill Ellis

NGA: 1-Precious Dede; 22-Sarah Nnodim, 6-Josephine Chukwunonye, 5-Onome Ebi, 23-Ngozi Ebere; 8-Asisat Oshoala, 14-Evelyn Nwabuoku (capt.), 13-Ngozi Okobi; 17-Francisca Ordega (20-Cecilia Nku, 77), 10-Courtney Dike (9-Desire Oparanozie, 50), 7-Esther Sunday (12-Halimatu Ayinde, 50)
Suplentes no utilizadas: 2-Blessing Edoho, 3-Osinachi Ohale, 4-Perpetua Nkwocha, 11-Ini-Abasi Umotong, 16-Ibubeleye Whyte, 18-Loveth Ayila, 19-Martina Ohadugha, 21-Christy Ohiaeriaku
Director Técnico: Edwin Okon

Resumen estadístico: USA / NGA
Tiros: 14 / 7
Tiros al arco: 7 / 2
Atajadas: 2 / 6
Tiros de esquina: 6 / 5
Faltas: 8 / 12
Fueras de lugar: 7 / 0

Resumen de penalidades:
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (amonestación)          minuto 38
NGA – Onome Ebi (amonestación)                            43
NGA – Josephine Chukwunonye (amonestación)      60
NGA – Ngozi Okobi (amonestación)                         68
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (amonestación)                       69
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (expulsión)                             69

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Cuarto Oficial: Rita Gani (MAS)

Jugadora del Partido Budweiser: Abby Wambach

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WNT Jun 16, 2015

USA Through to Round of 16 After 1-0 Win against Nigeria

VANCOUVER, Canada (June 16, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Nigeria 1-0 in front of a crowd of 52,193 at BC Place in Vancouver to win Group D at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and advance to the Round of 16. 

Abby Wambach’s side-footed a strike in the 45th minute proved to be the game winner. It was her 14th career World Cup goal, which moved her into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for second on the all-time list. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals. 

The U.S. defense held off the speedy Nigeria attack for the rest of the match to earn its second-straight shutout. 

In the day’s other Group D match, Australia tied Sweden 1-1. The USA (2-0-1; 7 points) topped the group, followed by Australia (1-1-1; 4 points), Sweden (0-0-3; 3 points) and Nigeria (0-1-2; 1 point). 

The WNT will continue the tournament against the third place finisher from Group B/E/F, with the opponent to be determined after tomorrow’s final Group Stage matches. The Round of 16 contest will take place June 22 at 8 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (FOX Sports 1). Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp). 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA- Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe), 45th minute:
Megan Rapinoe whipped in a hard corner kick toward the back post. Wambach jumped through the Nigeria defense, met the ball in the air and side footed it in to give the U.S. the lead just before the halftime whistle. USA 1, NGA 0 (WATCH) FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
NGA- Precious Dede, 17th minute: Dede mishit a goal kick straight to Megan Rapinoe, who brought it down and took a few controlling dribbles before firing a hard, rising shot toward the upper right corner of the goal from 25 yards out. Dede dove high and knocked the shot away to concede a USA corner kick. 

USA- Julie Johnston, 25th minute: Asisat Oshoala ran onto a perfectly weighted through ball for Nigeria and jetted toward the goal down the right side. As she entered the box, Johnston took an angle to catch up with her and made a well-timed slide tackle to deflect Oshoala’s shot out for a corner.

NGA- Precious Dede, 39th minute: Alex Morgan had broken free on the left and was closing down on a ball in the box. Dede went out to meet her and dove in front just before Morgan could cross the ball into the path of a breaking Rapinoe. 

NGA- Precious Dede, 62nd minute: Dede came up big again for Nigeria, diving in to smother a close-range shot off the foot of Alex Morgan to keep Nigeria in the game.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet the third-place finisher from Group B/E/F in the Round of 16 on June 22 at 8 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada.

Broadcast information: FOX Sports 1
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp); FacebookInstagram 

2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
Group D Final Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

3

2

0

1

4

1

+3

7

AUS

3

1

1

1

4

4

0

4

SWE

3

0

0

3

0

4

0

3

NGA

3

0

2

1

3

6

-3

1

Milestone Watch:

  • With her first-half goal, Abby Wambach moved into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for 2nd all-time with 14 World Cup goals. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals, including one in this tournament.
  • Christie Rampone becomes the oldest player to appear in a World Cup match at 39 years 11 months and 23 days.
  • Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan made their first starts in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It was also the first career start for either in a World Cup match. Morgan’s last start came in the WNT’s April 4 match with New Zealand, while Heath’s came in the March 9 match against Iceland.
  • Hope Solo recorded her 86th career shutout. It was the second-consecutive World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s seventh in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Hope Solo now has 173 caps with the USWNT, which ties for the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history with Briana Scurry (1994-2008).
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 167. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who earned her 170th start in tonight’s game.
  • The crowd of 52,193 was the fourth largest to attend a WNT match outside the U.S. 

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT has won its group in the World Cup every year except 2011, when it finished second to Sweden.
  • The U.S. now has a record of 5-0-0 against Nigeria all time. In the five meetings, the U.S. has outscored the African nation 17-2.
  • Abby Wambach has scored in every World Cup group stage in which she has played (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). She has scored seven goals, tallying three total in final group stage matches.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1149) of anyone on the team.
  • Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and tallied an assist in the three Group Stage games.
  • Lloyd earned her 198th cap and could hit the 200 mark during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She would become the 10th player in U.S. history to reach that mark and the fourth on the current roster. Rampone, Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three.
  • The USA, Nigeria and Sweden have competed in every edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
  • Seven U.S. players have played all 270 minutes of the tournament so far: midfielder Lauren Holiday, defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, defender Ali Krieger, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 13 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 24. 

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Nigeria
Date: June 16, 2015
Competition: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D
Venue: BC Place; Vancouver, Canada
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
Attendance: 52,193
Weather: 70 degrees; Cloudy 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            1          0          1
NGA                            0          0          0 

USA – Abby Wambach (Megan Rapinoe)     45th minute 

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (7-Shannon Boxx, 75), 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath (3-Christie Rampone, 80); 13-Alex Morgan (2-Sydney Leroux, 66), 20-Abby Wambach (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 14-Morgan Brian, 16-Lori Chalupny, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 23-Christen Press
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

NGA: 1-Precious Dede; 22-Sarah Nnodim, 6-Josephine Chukwunonye, 5-Onome Ebi, 23-Ngozi Ebere; 8-Asisat Oshoala, 14-Evelyn Nwabuoku (capt.), 13-Ngozi Okobi; 17-Francisca Ordega (20-Cecilia Nku, 77), 10-Courtney Dike (9-Desire Oparanozie, 50), 7-Esther Sunday (12-Halimatu Ayinde, 50)
Subs not used: 2-Blessing Edoho, 3-Osinachi Ohale, 4-Perpetua Nkwocha, 11-Ini-Abasi Umotong, 16-Ibubeleye Whyte, 18-Loveth Ayila, 19-Martina Ohadugha, 21-Christy Ohiaeriaku
Head coach: Edwin Okon
 

Stats Summary: USA / NGA
Shots: 14 / 7
Shots on Goal: 7 / 2
Saves: 2 / 6
Corner Kicks: 6 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 12
Offside: 7 / 0  

Misconduct Summary:
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     38th minute
NGA – Onome Ebi (caution)                          43
NGA – Josephine Chukwunonye (caution)    60
NGA – Ngozi Okobi (caution)                         68
NGA – Sarah Nnodim (caution)                     69
NGA – Sara Nnodim (ejection)                      69 

Officials:
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Rita Gani (MAS) 

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Abby Wambach

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Defend Together

The U.S. WNT players take great comfort in knowing their back line will be solid regardless of who plays.  And after two matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, that defensive cohesiveness has been on display, with different players stepping up big throughout 180 minutes of Group D play.

From Hope Solo’s game-changing saves in the first game, to Ali Krieger’s enterprising wing play, to the developing central defensive partnership between Juile Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn, everybody used so far on the backline has been up to the challenge of the World Cup.

“It doesn’t matter who’s playing,” said veteran defender Krieger. “We’re all going to make sure we’re on the same page at the same time and that’s what’s important.”

The #USWNT is bolstered by incredible depth and belief that every individual on the 23-player roster has the ability to get the job done.


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