Tonight, the reigning World Cup champions, the U.S. Women’s National Team, will face Chile in an international friendly at Avaya Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The U.S. WNT has a successful history at Avaya Stadium, and in the state of California for that matter.
The U.S. Women are 3-0-0 at Avaya Stadium, defeating Ireland in 2015 (3-0), Romania in 2016 (8-1) and Canada in 2017 (3-1), and are on a 43-game unbeaten streak in California. In the Bay Area, the WNT are 7-0-0, playing at Candlestick Park (1-0-0), Spartan Stadium (3-0-0) and Avaya (3-0-0).
Some of the biggest names in women’s soccer will take the field tonight. Here is the complete U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the friendly:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Hailie Mace (UCLA), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage)
FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC)
Forward Megan Rapinoe cannot play in the match after suffering a rib injury with her NWSL club, Seattle Reign FC. Forward Christen Press will not play tonight either do to a family conflict.