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OCT 27
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
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Gameday: Norway vs. USWNT
What to watch for as the USWNT takes on Norway
Lindsey Horan was named Player of the Week last week in the NWSL. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)
Lindsey Horan was named Player of the Week last week in the NWSL. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

Norway vs. United States (Sandefjord, Norway)

1 p.m. ET on FOX

Starting line-ups:

 

 

Norway:

Emilie Haavi (Boston Breakers)

United States:

Abby Smith, Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Alyssa Naeher, Julie Ertz, Casey Short, Christen Press, Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Abby Dahlkemper, Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage), Lindsey Horan, Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)

What to watch for:

FC Kansas City Sydney Leroux, the Week 7 NWSL Player of the Week, will be looking to make her first international appearance since October 2015 after missing all of 2016 due to the birth of her son.

Boston Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith could make her debut for the senior national team. She is the only uncapped player on the roster for the games vs. Sweden and Norway.

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper was named to her first roster since earning her first two caps in October 2016 vs. Switzerland. She earned her third career cap on Thursday vs. Sweden, entering at halftime and playing the final 45 minutes of the match.

The United States will wear rainbow numbers on their jerseys in honor of LGBTQ Pride month.

Norway has beaten the United States 19 times, more than any other country. Norway’s last win vs. the U.S. came in 2008, 2-0, in the opening game of the Olympics.

 

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