Concacaf W Championship: USWNT starting XI vs. Jamaica

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The second match of the Concacaf W Championship group stage for the U.S. women’s national team is here.

The USWNT is set to face off against Jamaica at 7 p.m. ET Thursday in Monterrey, Mexico. The match will be streamed on Paramount+.

USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski already revealed Wednesday that Alyssa Naeher would get the starting nod over Casey Murphy in net. After Thursday’s match, though, it’s anybody’s spot for the rest of the tournament.

The starting lineup for Thursday’s match features:

  • Alyssa Naeher, GK
  • Emily Fox, D
  • Alana Cook, D
  • Naomi Girma, D
  • Sofia Huerta, D
  • Ashley Sanchez, M
  • Rose Lavelle, M
  • Lindsey Horan, M (captain)
  • Mallory Pugh, F
  • Ashley Hatch, F
  • Sophia Smith, F

Available subs include: Casey Murphy, Aubrey Kingsbury, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Andi Sullivan, Alex Morgan, Trinity Rodman, Emily Sonnett, Taylor Kornieck, Kristie Mewis and Midge Purce.

Megan Rapinoe is unavailable for Thursday’s match after traveling to Washington, D.C. to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden at the White House.

After defeating Haiti 3-0 in Monday’s opener, the USWNT has a big test against Jamaica before turning their attention to Mexico next Monday.

Mexico is already in a do-or-die situation after losing to Jamaica on Monday. The host team is set to face Haiti at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Khadija “Bunny” Shaw scored Jamaica’s lone goal in the 1-0 win over Mexico. Andonovski cited her as a major obstacle in the USWNT’s path to winning the group.

This will be the fifth meeting all-time between the U.S. and Jamaica, and their fourth in a Concacaf qualifier. Each of their previous four meetings between have resulted in USWNT clean sheets — including last June during the USWNT Summer Series friendlies.