Kelley O’Hara set up Alex Morgan’s first goal of the match in the U.S.’s big win over Thailand. (Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports)
PARIS — After a record-setting performance against Thailand in its opening match of the Women’s World Cup in Reims, the United States will take on a highly motivated Chile that will be playing for its tournament lives after a 2-0 loss to Sweden in its first Group F match.
The Americans set several records with its 13-0 victory past Thailand, among them being the most goals scored in a World Cup match.
With the opening game behind the U.S. team, the Americans now focus on a skillful Chilean side that features one of the tournament’s best goalkeepers in Christiane Endler, who plays for local club Paris Saint-Germain.
The match against Thailand marked the 121st game on the bench for U.S. head coach Jill Ellis, tying her for second all-time in most games coached with the late Tony DiCicco. The Chile match will move her into second place, just two games behind April Heinrichs on the all-time list.
The U.S. roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 21/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 47/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 41/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 20/1); Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 86/24), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 100/1), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 119/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 158/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 33/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 82/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 83/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 69/9), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 28/9), Allie Long (Reign FC; 45/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 51/14)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 151/30); Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 275/111), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 7/2), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 164/106), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 117/48), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 54/17), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 154/45)
|2019 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP – USA Group F Schedule|
|June 11||Thailand||13-0 W||Stade Auguste-Delaune; Reims, France|
|June 16||Chile||12 p.m. ET||Parc des Princes; Paris, France|
|June 20||Sweden||3 p.m. ET||Stade Océane; Le Havre, France|
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Standings – Group F