Full-time: USA 1-0 France
Goal: Leroux 21′
USWNT Line-up: Solo, Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Rampone, Cox, Long, Lloyd, Holiday (c), Press, Leroux, Heath
France Line-up: Bouhaddi, Boulleau, Georges, Delannoy, Henry, Houara, Le Sommer, Abily, Thomis, Necib, Delie
The U.S. Women’s National Team will face France on June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The USA is 6-2-2 so far in 2014 and will be playing its first matches under head coach Jill Ellis now that she has officially been named. Ellis comes into the job with a 6-0-3 record after having served as interim head coach on two different occasions.
The U.S. Women do not have an extensive history against France, having played just 14 times and only twice since 2006. The two most recent encounters, however, were both epic matches in world championships. The USA defeated France 3-1 on July 13, 2011, in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal in Monchengladbach, Germany. The U.S. also won the Olympic curtain raiser 4-2 on July 25, 2012, in Glasgow, Scotland, as Alex Morgan scored twice, while Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd contributed a goal each. The USA is 13-0-1 all-time against France. Seven of those meetings took place between 1991-97. The USA has scored 45 goals against France while allowing 11. The lone tie between the teams came at the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China, in 2006, a 0-0 draw.
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