THE USWNT LOOKS TO SECURE A SPOT IN THE KNOCKOUT STAGE
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FC Kansas City's Amy Rodriguez made her first 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup as a second half sub against Sweden on Friday
VANCOUVER, Canada (June 15, 2015) - The U.S. Women's National Team will play its third and last group stage match this Tuesday night against Nigeria. Head coach Jill Ellis' team will try to secure a spot in the round of sixteen after defeating Australia 3-1 and settling for a 0-0 draw against Sweden last week.
FC Kansas City's defender Becky Sauerbrunn and midfielder Lauren Holiday started and played the full ninety in the first two games, while forward Amy Rodriguez made her first appearance against Sweden when she entered the field as a second half substitution against Sweden. In addition, Blues player Katrina Gorry has seen plenty of game time after starting for Australia in the first two matches.
After two matches, the USA lead Group D with 4 points followed by Australia with 3, Sweden with 2 and Nigeria with 1. A win or a tie against the 'Green Eagles' would secure a spot in the knockout stage. Different from other groups, all four countries can still advance or be eliminated.
The match will be nationally televised on Fox Sports and will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. CT. For in-game updates, you can follow @ussoccer_wnt on Twitter. You can join the American Outlaws at the Power and Light District's Johnny's Tavern.