US Women Dominate Switzerland at Rio Tinto

US Women's National Team - Utah Sporting NewsRio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – The US Women’s National team made a stop in the Beehive state for a friendly vs. the Switzerland Women’s National team where they dominated the entire match.

It was an exciting night for Ashley Hatch, a BYU senior, who didn’t make the starting eleven, but was available on the bench.  The hometown crowd went wild as she entered the match for her first International cap midway through the second half substituting for Tobin Heath.

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BYU Senior Ashley Hatch (21) – Photo Rob Gray

Thalmann played well in the goal for Switzerland for the first half, but right after the second half began all changed.  With the amount of pressure that the US women played the entire length of the field it felt like that first goal would come at any time.  The floodgates opened just 49 seconds into the second half Lynn Williams, who was substituted in at the half for her first cap, scored her first goal for the USWNT.in her first cap scored her first goal. Continue reading

USWNT Takes on Switzerland Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium

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Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Oct. 19, 2016
International Friendly Match

U.S. WNT TAKES ON SWITZERLAND AS NEW CYCLE KICKS OFF: The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Switzerland on Oct. 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (7 p.m. MT on ESPN2) and on Oct. 23 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (12:45 p.m. MT on FS1), as the 2016 schedule nears completion. Fans can follow all the action from #USAvSUI on Twitter and NEW FACES ON ROSTER AS ELLIS CALLS IN 11 UNCAPPED PLAYERS: The roster for the USA’s first two matches following the 2016 Olympics – wins against Thailand and the Netherlands in September – featured only players that were in Brazil, but as the U.S. team begins the new cycle leading up to qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Ellis chose not to call up several veterans, making space in camp for 11 uncapped players, eight from the NWSL and three from the college ranks. All of the new players called up have previous U.S. Youth National Team experience at the Under-23 level or younger. Continue reading