Becky Sauerbrunn was a second-half substitute. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Becky Sauerbrunn became the 12th U.S. women’s national team player to reach 200 caps, in the team’s scoreless tie against the Czech Republic in the SheBelieves Cup in Carson, Calif. on Thursday night.
The USWNT’s 200-cap club is now comprised of Kristine Lilly (354 caps), Carli Lloyd (316), Christie Pearce Rampone (311), Mia Hamm (276), Julie Foudy (274), Abby Wambach (255), Joy Fawcett (241), Heather O’Reilly (231), Tiffeny Milbrett (206), Hope Solo (202), Kate Markgraf (201) and Becky Sauerbrunn (200).
Defender Kelley O’Hara captained the U.S. for the second time in her career – and the first time since her 100th cap celebration match in 2017 – as she made her 149th international appearance.
O’Hara also became the first player to play in every edition of the SheBelieves Cup since its inception in 2016.
Goalkeeper Casey Murphy earned her third cap as she made her third consecutive start, recording one save. She earned her second career shutout.
During this home unbeaten streak, the USA has outscored its opponents, 227-27, including a 97-3 margin during its last 25 home matches, all of which have been wins save for the 0-0 draws Thursday night with Czech Republic and with Korea Republic on Oct. 21, 2021.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski is 28-2-6 all-time with the USWNT.
The USA has not allowed a goal on home soil in nearly two years, last conceding at home on March 11, 2020, in a 3-1 win over Japan in the final match of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup. Since then, the Americans have kept a team-record 15 consecutive home clean sheets, the longest streak in its history.
This was the first non-win ever for the USWNT in Carson, Calif. The USA is still unbeaten at the venue, going 16-0-1 since the first game played there in September 2003, a few months after the stadium opened.