Mallory Pugh, USWNT kick off Tournament of Nations on Thursday vs Australia

Washington Spirit  |   July 26, 2017
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Houston, TX – April 9, 2017: The USWNT defeated Russia 5-1 at BBVA Compass stadium.

Boyds, MD (July 26, 2017) – Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh and the U.S. Women’s National Team will begin play at the 2017 Tournament of Nations against Australia on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The game will be shown live on ESPN with kickoff set for 10 p.m. ET.

Thursday will be the first meeting between the U.S. and Australia since the nations faced off to open the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada. The eventual World Cup champion U.S. squad won the game 3-1.

Mallory Pugh U.S. Soccer Notes

  • Pugh played against Sweden on June 8, which was her first WNT match as a professional, but was injured in pre-game warm-ups before the match against Norway on June 11.
  • Pugh scored in her senior team debut (the 19th U.S. WNT player to score in her first cap) on Jan. 23, 2016, vs. Ireland at 17 years, 8 months and 25 days old, becoming the youngest player to debut for the U.S. in the last 11 years. Pugh is fifth all-time for most U.S. caps before the age of 18 (11). She is third for most goals before the age of 18 (2), fourth in most starts before the age of 18 (7) and first for most assists before the age of 18 (5). She now has 23 caps.

2017 Tournament of Nations Schedule

Date Matches Stadium City Kickoff TV
July 27 Brazil vs. Japan CenturyLink Field Seattle, Wash. 4:15 p.m. PT ESPN3
July 27 USA vs. Australia CenturyLink Field Seattle, Wash. 7 p.m. PT ESPN
July 30 Japan vs. Australia Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif. 2:15 p.m. PT ESPN3
July 30 USA vs. Brazil Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif. 5 p.m. PT   ESPN2
Aug. 3 Australia vs. Brazil StubHub Center Carson, Calif. 4:15 p.m. PT ESPN3
Aug. 3 USA vs. Japan StubHub Center Carson, Calif. 7 p.m. PT ESPN2

U.S. Women’s National Team 2017 Tournament of Nations Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Taylor Smith (NC Courage)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

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