Jill Ellis has a 105-7-8 record as USWNT coach. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
The U.S. women’s national team will complete its five-game Victory Tour with the final two games of U.S. head coach Jill Ellis’ tenure when it takes South Korea on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1, the FOX Sports App & TUDN) and Sunday, Oct. 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago (1 p.m. CT on ESPN & the ESPN App).
Ellis announced July 30 that she was stepping down after more than five years at the helm.
If the Americans win any of those two games, Ellis will become the winngest U.S. national coach in history, snapping a tie with the late Tony DiCicco, who guided the team to the 1999 World Cup crown. Both have 105 wins. Ellis is 105-7-18 for an .877 winning percentrage, while DiCicco was 105-8-8 with a .901 sucess rate.
The USA is coming off two victories over Portugal (4-0 in Philadelphia and 3-0 in St. Paul, Minn.) after starting the Victory Tour on Aug. 3 at the Rose Bowl, where it downed Ireland, 3-0.
The Victory Tour celebrates the 2019 Women’s World Cup title and features the 23 players who helped the USA win the world championship The USA, 17-1-2 this year, is riding a 16-match winning streak. The USA is unbeaten in its last 19 matches after dropping the first game of the year, a 3-1 setback to France in Le Havre.
U.S. roster (caps/goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 2/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 22/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 55/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 50/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 23/1); Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 94/24), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 104/1), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 125/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 167/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 37/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 85/7), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 91/19), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 77/12), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 34/10), Allie Long (Reign FC; 48/7), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 59/14), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 11/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 159/32); Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 284/117), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 11/2), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 168/107), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 126/49), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 58/17), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 158/50)