Carli Lloyd is on the U.S. roster for the Korea Republic matches this week. (Andy Mead/YJC Photo)
The U.S. women’s national team winds down its year with four matches in October and November.
The Americans will host the Korea Republic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans (8 p.m. ET on FS1) before traveling to Cary, N.C. at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday (2 p.m. ET on ESPN).
The U.S. is coming off two wins in September against New Zealand by a combined 8-1 score as five players found the net: three goals from Alex Morgan, two from Julie Ertz and one each from Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh and Lynn Williams.
The 16 games the Red, White and Blue will play this year will tie for the second most the U.S. WNT has played in a calendar year after the World Cup-Olympic cycle. The only year in which the USA played more (18) was in 1997 during what was part of the lead-up to the 1999 Women’s World Cup, which hosted in the USA.
The October matches against an improving South Korea team are a part of a schedule that will see the USA play top teams from every confederation except Africa. The USA is 10-3-0 this year with all three losses (two by 1-0 scores) coming to teams ranked third, fourth and sixth in the world.
U.S. roster (Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 18- Jane Campbell (Houston Dash;1/0), 24- Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 13/0), 1- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 20/0)
DEFENDERS (6): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 9/0), 8- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars: 53/11), 11- Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 1/0), 5- Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC; 101/2), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 131/0), 7- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 9- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC, 39/4), 10- Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 242/97); 20- Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 31/5), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 30/5), 6- Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 4/0)
FORWARDS (6): 19- Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC; 55/22), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride: 130/77); 23- Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 92/43), 2- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 28/6), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 125/33), 12- Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 11/3)
Korea Republic roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-KANG Gaae (Gumi Sportstoto), 21-KIM Minjung (Suwon FMC FC)
DEFENDERS (7): 20-KIM Hyeri (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels), 19-KIM Hyeyeong (Icheon Daekyo FC), 6-PARK Chorong (Hwacheon KSPO FC), 4-SEO Hyunsook (Icheon Daekyo FC), 3-SHIN Damyeong (Suwon FMC FC)
2-LEE Eunmi (Suwon FMC FC), 23-JANG Seulgi (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels)
MIDFIELDERS (10): 14-MOON Mira (Icheon Daekyo FC), 11-LEE Geummin (Seoul City FC), 7-LEE Mina (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angles), 15-LEE Sodam (Gumi Sportstoto FC), 23-JANG Chang (Korea University), 9-JEON Gaeul (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels), 8-CHO Sohyun (Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels), 13-JI Sunmi (Icheon Daekyo FC), 16-CHOE Yuri (Gumi Sportstoto FC), 22-HAN Chaerin (Wideok University)
FORWARDS (3): 18-SON Hwayeon (Korea University), 12-YOO Younga (Gumi Sportstoto FC), 13-JI Soyun (Chelsea FC)
The U.S. schedule
|Oct. 19||Korea Republic||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||New Orleans, La.||7 p.m. CT||FS1|
|Oct. 22||Korea Republic||Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed||Cary, N.C.||2 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Nov. 9||Canada||BC Place||Vancouver, Canada||7 p.m. PT||ESPN2, UDN|
|Nov. 12||Canada||Avaya Stadium||San Jose, Calif.||6 p.m. PT||FS1|