Rose Lavelle celebrates returning to her hometown. (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)
CHICAGO – Coming off a 9-0 victory in Cleveland Thursday, the U.S. women’s national team will close out its two-game series against Paraguay Tuesday in Cincinnati at TQL Stadium Tuesday night.
Cincy is the hometown of USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle. The match will be broadcast in the United States on FS1 and TUDN, with pre-game coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 and 7:30 p.m. ET on TUDN. Kickoff is sett for 7:45 p.m. ET.
Thursday night’s meeting saw Carli Lloyd – playing in the first of her final four matches for the USA – equal the team’s single-game scoring record with five goals while passing the Kristine Lilly on the USWNT’s all-time scoring charts. Midfielder Andi Sullivan added an assist and her first two international goals while Lynn Williams and Tobin Heath also found the back of the net. Making her first start for the USWNT in nearly two years, forward Mallory Pugh finished with three assists.
After the Cincinnati match, the USWNT will reconvene during the October international window for two games against Korea Republic. The teams will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and TUDN) and then will travel to St. Paul, Minn. to complete tat Allianz Field on Tuesday, Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m. ET pre-game on FS1 and 8 p.m. ET on TUDN).
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 5), Adrianna Franch (Kansas City NWSL; 9)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash; 75/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 40/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 123/24), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 35/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 146/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 194/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 59/0)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 63/15), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 9/1), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 29/4), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 18/2)
FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Arsenal, ENG; 178/36), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 313/133), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 187/111), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 64/18), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 7/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 41/13)