The top two FIFA ranked women’s football teams USA and Germany will go head to head in a International Friendly on 5th April 2013 at 18:15 (local time).

 

According to the German Football Association, over 12,000 tickets have already been sold for the match at the Sparda Bank Hessen Offenbach Stadium, the stadium has a capacity of nearly 20,000.

 

Both Germany’s head coach Silvia Neid and USA head coach Tom Sermanni have included the majority of players in their squads that participated at the recent Algarve Cup, which saw USA beat Germany 2-0 in the final.

 

Germany’s squad for the International Friendly against USA: Nadine Angerer (Frankfurt), Kathrin Längert (Bayern München), Almuth Schult (Bad Neuenahr), Saskia Bartusiak (Frankfurt), Jennifer Cramer (Potsdam), Josephine Henning (Wolfsburg), Leonie Maier (Bad Neuenahr), Babbett Peter (Frankfurt), Bianca Schmidt (Frankfurt), Luisa Wensing (Wolfsburg), Melanie Behringer (Frankfurt), Linda Bresonik (PSG), Verena Faisst (Wolfsburg), Svenja Huth (Frankfurt), Tabea Kemme (Potsdam), Nadine Kessler (Wolfsburg), Kim Kulig (Frankfurt), Isabelle Linden (Bayer Leverkusen), Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (Bad Neuenahr), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Frankfurt), Anja Mittag (Malmö) and Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg).

 

USWNT head coach Tom Sermanni selected a 23-player roster for the International friendly in Europe: Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Adrianna Franch (Western New York Flash), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool, England), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö, Sweden), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Yael Averbuch (Göteborg, Sweden), Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (PSG, France), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Lyon, France), Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö, Sweden) and Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash).

 

The statistics between these two sides heading into this fixture are as follows; USA v Germany have played 31 matches with the USA winning 20 times, Germany winning 5 times and 6 matches have ended as draws.

 

Germany Starting Line-up USA Starting Line-up

Angerer,
Maier,
Bartusiak,
Wensing,
Peter,
Bresonik,
Kulig,
Keßler,
Behringer,
Okoyino da Mbabi,
Marozsan

Barnhart,
Dunn,
Rampone (c),
Engen,
Mewis,
O’Reilly,
Boxx,
Cheney,
Rapinoe,
Morgan,
Wambach

 

Official:
To be confirmed

 

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Broadcast:

ZDF (Germany)

ESPNW (USA)

 

Full-time:

Germany 3-3 USA
(Wambach 47′, Rapinoe 56′, Kulig 63′, Morgan 71′, Okoyino da Mbabi 84′ PEN, Mittag 85′)

 

Highlights:


 

 

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4 Comments
  1. Anonymous 6 years ago

    @WSU – Hmmm… not sure but I know they’re defending the Asia Cup next year which is in Vietnam (I think?)  Be great to see how they do against Japan.

  2. TarHeels 7 years ago

    The referee is the same person did the U.S. vs Canada game in the Olympics. No wonder there are ” mystery calls “. Just wonder why Tom never used Ali Krieger and Kelley O’ Hara in this game?

  3. gromit 7 years ago

    German’s defense was terrible in second half, that’s for sure and I think that they really miss Krahn. But all in all, the draw seems fair to me. German mental is really impressive and that’s why this nation has been at the top (men or women) for decades. Recently, the Frauen Mannschaft was led 1-3 by France and they equalized in the last 15 minutes. They did the same today in the last 10 minutes against USA. Well… that deserve a big respect. Believe me, they haven’t lost their European crown yet, even if I hope Les Bleues will seize it of course.

    About Morgan, she’s really an incredible player, that’s for sure. And the best US finisher since Michelle Ackers, I think, probably even better. I enjoy watching her play, even if I’m not a US supporter,

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    Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    I know @Brian! I was starting to write Germany off in the second half and then they managed to turn the game around! Agree they were lucky with the offside call.

     

    I can not think of anyone, Alex Morgan is a natural born goalscorer. Always appears composed. 

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