Welcome to your live thread for the United States Women's National Team’s second friendly match in four days against world No. 15-ranked Korea Republic in Cary, NC (2 p.m. ET, ESPN). Orlando Pride stars Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris are on the roster and could be in action. Morgan started and scored for the Yanks on Thursday night in a 3-1 win while Harris sat the bench on her birthday for the second straight year because Jill Ellis hates to make sure she has more than one goalkeeper ready to play.
Morgan is on a four-game goal-scoring streak with the USWNT and has 78 for her career.
The USWNT holds an 8-0-2 record in the all-time series with all 10 matches coming on U.S. soil. Prior to Thursday, the most recent meeting was a scoreless draw in the sendoff series prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. The United States women have won all six previous games held at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Mallory Pugh is out after sustaining a hamstring injury in Thursday’s match, while midfielder Andi Sullivan has returned to Stanford. Ellis called up 30-year-old North Carolina Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni, who recently played in Orlando in the NWSL final. This is Zerboni’s first call-up and she has plenty of experience playing alongside Sam Mewis on the club level.
Tobin Heath (ankle) and Taylor Smith (shoulder) are also out with injuries. Both picked up knocks in the NWSL championship match. Heath’s early foul knocked Smith out of that match. Heath’s Portland Thorns topped Smith’s North Carolina Courage, 1-0 at Orlando City Stadium.
Defenders (6): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 9/0), 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars: 53/11), 11-Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 1/0), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC; 101/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 131/0), 7-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0).
Midfielders (5): 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC, 39/4), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 242/97); 20-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 31/5), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 30/5), McCall Zerboni (0/0).
Forwards (5): 19-Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC; 55/22), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride: 130/77); 23-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 92/43), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 125/33), 12-Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 11/3).
Goalkeepers (2): 1-Kang Gaae, 21-Kim, Minjeong.
Defenders (7): 2-Lee Eunmi, 3-Shin Dam-Yeong, 4-Seo Hyunsook, 6-Park Chorong, 17-Jang Selgi, 19-Kim Hye-Yeong, 20-Kim Hye-Ri.
Midfielders (10): 8-Cho So-Hyun, 7-Lee Mina, 9-Jeon Ga Eul, 11-Lee Geummin, 13-Ji Sunmi, 14-Moon Mira, 15-Lee Sodam, 16-Choe Yuri, 22-Han Chaerin, 23-Jang Chang.
Forwards (3): 10-Ji, So-Yun, 12-Yoo Young-a, 18-Son Hwayeon.
How to Watch
Match Time: 2 p.m. (ET).
Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park —Cary, NC.
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