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Monday Morning Wakeup: USWNT narrowly lead Tournament of Nations; one match to go

Lindsey Horan (9) celebrates her equalizer with McCall Zerboni (photo copyright Anya Button)

of Nations Table






United States 1 0 1 5 3 4
Australia 1 0 1 4 2 4
Brazil 1 1 0 3 4 3
Japan 0 2 0 3 6 0

PODCAST: Richard and John break down the 2018 Tournament of Nations at the 2/3s mark


Last week’s Results

Tournament of Nations: United States 4, Japan 2 (recap | Watkins | Husted)
Tournament of Nations: Australia 3, Brazil 1 (recap)

International Champions Cup: North Carolina Courage 2, Paris Saint-Germain 1
International Champions Cup: Olympique Lyonnais 3, Manchester City 0

Sky Blue FC at Chicago Red Stars, postponed (travel)

Tournament of Nations: United States 1, Australia 1 (recap | Kassouf)
Tournament of Nations: Brazil 2, Japan 1 (recap)

International Champions Cup: North Carolina Courage 1, Olympique Lyonnais 0
International Champions Cup: Manchester City 2, Paris Saint-Germain 1

They Said It

It was just a really good performance. I think we had the better of the game in almost every phase. I think for Lindsey Horan that’s the best performance I have ever seen in a national team jersey. Our front three played well. There were so many good things. We talk a lot about total team performance. That’s what it felt like tonight. From front to back, they were on point in their defending shape and execution. I thought our ball rotation, movement, and possession were really good. I think it’s the will to get it done, it’s just part of our mentality. What tonight felt like for me was a little bit of a return on the investment that we’ve been working on in our team. It just seemed to come together. Sometimes you can get fixated on scoreline, but for me the performance was the greatest reward tonight.

— USWNT head coach Jill Ellis following 1-1 draw against Australia on Sunday

This Week’s Schedule

Thursday, in Chicago
Tournament of Nations: Australia vs Japan, 5:35 p.m. EDT
Tournament of Nations: United States vs Brazil, 8:30 p.m. EDT (FS1)

Portland Thorns FC at North Carolina Courage, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Sky Blue FC at Orlando Pride, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Utah Royals FC at Houston Dash, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Washington Spirit at Seattle Reign FC, 9:00 p.m. EDT


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