USWNT Begins WCQ With Match Against Mexico

USWNT Begins WCQ With Match Against Mexico

With a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the line, the U.S. Women’s National Team will kick off the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Oct. 4 against Mexico at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS2 & UDN.

The USA joins seven other countries in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship with three direct berths available to France. FOX Sports, the home of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, will show the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship across the FOX Sports family of networks. For viewers on the go, matches can be streamed live via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app. FOX Sports will open the authentication level on the FOX Sports App to FS1 authentication, meaning you don’t need to have FS2 on your cable or satellite TV service to watch the USA matches.

The U.S. team is coming off two dominant wins against South American World Cup qualifier Chile (3-0 on Aug. 31 and 4-0 on Sept. 4) and heads into the tournament with an 11-0-2 record in 2018. The USA has not lost since the 2017 Tournament of Nations, a 1-0 setback to Australia, and has gone 18-0-3 over the past 14 months. Since the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA has failed to score in a game just once (against Australia), a 26-game span. The WNT’s 2018 has so far featured wins over Denmark, Germany, England, Mexico (twice), China PR (twice), Japan, Brazil and Chile (twice), along with ties vs. France and Australia.


USA vs. Mexico:

The USA has faced Mexico 36 times in its history, most recently in April of this year during a pair of friendlies that the USA won 4-1 and 6-2. In the 6-2 victory on April 8, the USA was down 2-1 in the 24thminute, but equalized one minute later through a Lindsey Horan header and then stormed back to score four unanswered goals. Across the 36 all-time meetings, Mexico has defeated the USA once and drawn once. The win came in the semifinal of Concacaf Qualifying for the 2011 Women’s World Cup, a 2-1 victory in Cancun, Mexico. The setback forced the USA to win the tournament’s third-place match and then a two-leg playoff with Italy to qualify for the Women’s World Cup in Germany. Eleven of Carli Lloyd’s 102 goals have come against Mexico, while seven of Alex Morgan’s 90 goals have come against Mexico. This will be the seventh meeting between the teams in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. The others were in 2010 semifinal (3-0 U.S. win), 2010 semifinal (2-1 Mexico win), 2007 semifinal (2-0 U.S. win), 2002 group play (3-0 U.S. win), 1994 group play (9-0 U.S. win) and 1991 group play (12-0 U.S. win).

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