CHICAGO – Following a 9-1 victory over Uzbekistan on Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. women’s national team will play its second and final match of the April FIFA international window, squaring off against the same team at Subaru Park in Chester, Pa. on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.
Broadcast coverage is on on ESPN2 and ViX.
Seven players scored for the USA in Saturday’s win, highlighted by a hat-trick from 21-year-old forward Sophia Smith. Sven of the USWNT’s nine goals were recorded by players under the age of 25 as the Americans put together their highest-scoring performance since Septembber 2021 vs. Paraguay.
Tuesday night’s game will be the third-to-last match for the USWNT before kicking off the Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tourmanet in July.
Exactly one week after the game in Chester, the U.S. will learn its qualifying path when the Official Draw for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship is held on April 19 in Miami (7 p.m. ET).
The event will place the eight competing nations – the USWNT, Canada and the six qualifying group winners – into two groups of four teams each. The USA, which will head Group A, and Canada, which will head Group B, have received byes straight to the final tournament as the highest-ranked teams in the region. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bella Bixby (Portland Thorns FC; 0), Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit; 0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 80)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 8/0), Abby Dahlkemper (San Diego Wave FC; 78/0), Imani Dorsey (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 1/0), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 12/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 11/0), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 0/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 151/2)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA; 109/25), Jaelin Howell (Racing Louisville FC; 5/1), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 70/18), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA; 16/6), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 37/5), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 6/1), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 26/3)
FORWARDS (5): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 7/4), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 71/22), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 13/2), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 14/4)
The 22-player U.S. roster for these matches against Uzbekistan features 17 players who helped the U.S. win the SheBelieves Cup in February. Veterans and World Cup champions Abby Dahlkemper and Lindsey Horan returned to the roster after missing the SheBelieves Cup due to injury while goalkeeper Bella Bixby and defenders Imani Dorsey and Naomi Girma are the other new additions from February.