With a 3-0 victory over Haiti beneath their belt, the U.S. girls push ahead in CONCACAF W Championship group stage play with a match towards Jamaica and a FIFA World Cup spot doubtlessly there for the taking if different outcomes go their method..
The opening victory got here with an all-important three factors, however there are questions nonetheless to be answered because the USWNT seeks to safe a spot within the 2023 Girls’s World Cup and the 2024 Summer season Olympics.
Alex Morgan scored a brace within the opening match and usually seemed sharp, a optimistic for the U.S. given the absence of the injured Catarina Macario. Elsewhere on the pitch, nonetheless, Vlatko Andonovski has choices to make. The middle-back partnership appeared shaky at occasions, and the midfield was overpowered every so often by sheer numbers.
Jamaica isn’t any slouch, coming off a slim 1-0 victory over hosts Mexico in its opening match. The winner of USA vs. Jamaica would take sole management of Group A, with the highest two finishers incomes a spot in subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.
This would be the fifth all-time assembly between the 2 groups, and the fourth in CONCACAF qualification. All 4 earlier conferences ended with a USWNT victory by shutout. Most lately, the 2 groups met in a 2021 pleasant that noticed the U.S. come away with a 4-0 win, whereas the final aggressive assembly completed 6-0 in favor of the U.S. in 2018.
The right way to watch USWNT vs. Jamaica
- Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV channel: None
- Streaming: Paramount+, ViX
The USWNT’s second match in Group A of the CONCACAF W Championship from the Estadio BBVA in Monterrey might be streamed solely on CBS platform Paramount+. Univision streaming service ViX can even carry the match for Spanish-language audiences.
We have been screaming the identical factor within the sixteenth and twenty third minutes final evening!
🗣 ALEX MORGAN!
🗣 ALEX MORGAN!
🗣 ALEX MORGAAAAAAAAN!!!! https://t.co/qFAoidQG0X
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 5, 2022
USWNT vs. Jamaica projected lineups
Casey Murphy began towards Haiti in purpose, however Alyssa Naeher is taken into account the No. 1 goalkeeper and will return for a match towards one other stout opponent.
The participant most susceptible to seeing a change is Andi Sullivan who was poor on the No. 6 place towards Haiti. With Kristie Mewis ready within the wings, a change might see Mewis on the pivot with Lindsey Horan, pushing Rose Lavelle ahead right into a No. 10 function.
Sophie Smith got here off injured at halftime towards Haiti, and her substitute Midge Purce performed nicely, doubtlessly incomes her a beginning function towards Jamaica if Smith cannot go. It additionally may very well be a spot for Trinity Rodman relying on how Andonovski needs to assault Jamaica. Megan Rapinoe would have acquired beginning consideration as nicely, however she is going to miss the match as she travels to the White Home to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
USA projected beginning lineup (4-2-3-1): Naeher (GK) — O’Hara, Prepare dinner, Sauerbrunn, Fox — Mewis, Horan — Pugh, Lavelle, Purce — Morgan.
A dozen of the 23 gamers on the Jamaica roster have been a part of the nation’s first World Cup look in 2019. Most notably amongst that group are midfielder Havana Solaun, who performs for the North Carolina Braveness, and captain Khadija Shaw who performs for Man Metropolis and scored the profitable purpose towards Mexico on Monday.
The middle-back partnership consists of Chantelle Swaby and Allyson Swaby, who’re sisters two years aside at 23 years outdated and 25 years outdated, respectively. They hail from Connecticut and performed collegiately for Rutgers and Boston School, now holding 41 caps between them.
Within the attacking assist of Shaw, younger Paige Bailey-Gayle earned her third cap towards Mexico, however the extra skilled Trudi Carter can also be a risk on the wing.
Jamaica projected beginning lineup (4-2-3-1): Spencer (GK) — Blackwood, A. Swaby, C. Swaby, Wiltshire — Solaun, Spence — Bailey-Gayle, Primus, Brown — Shaw.
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