A last gasp header by Lindsey Horan levelled a thrilling 1-1 encounter between the USA and Australia, in Connecticut. Horan’s 90th minute header came from a Megan Rapinoe corner, meaning both sides shared a point in the Tournament of Nations second round match.
Australia had taken the lead on a counter attack in the first half, when Lisa De Vanna made a surging run and set up Chloe Logarzo for a smart finish and while USA dominated possession in both halves, Alen Stajcic’s speedy team was always a threat on the break.
It’s all to play for for both sides, going into the final round of matches, with both Jill Ellis’ side and the Matildas level on four points. (Images: Daniela Porcelli/@joerdeli1)
Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Australia
Date: July 29, 2018
Competition: Tournament of Nations
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
AUS 1 0 1
AUS – Chloe Logarzo (Lisa De Vanna) 22nd minute
USA – Lindsey Horan (Megan Rapinoe) 90
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Emily Sonnett (14-Casey Short, 79), 7-Abby Dahlkemper (16-Rose Lavelle, 79), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn (10-Carli Lloyd, 87); 2-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 6-Morgan Brian (5-McCall Zerboni, 63); 17-Tobin Heath (23-Christen Press, 74), 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe
Subs not used: 3-Samantha Mewis, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 11-Merritt Mathias, 12-Tierna Davidson, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 24-Ashlyn Harris
Head coach: Jill Ellis
AUS: 1-Lydia Williams; 4-Clare Polkinghorne, 6-Chloe Logarzo (9-Caitlin Foord, 85), 8-Elise Kellond-Knight (capt.), 10-Emily Van Egmond, 11-Lisa De Vanna (17-Kyah Simon, 58), 13-Tameka Butt, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 16-Hayley Raso (15-Emily Gielnik, 90+5), 20-Sam Kerr (19-Katrina Gorry, 90+1), 21-Ellie Carpenter
Subs not used: 3-Amy Sayer, 5-Mary Fowler, 7-Laura Alleway, 18-Mackenzie Arnold, 22-Larissa Crummer, 23-Alex Chidiac
Head coach: Alen Stajcic