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08.04.2023 at 00:30 Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas Attendance:
USA 2 - 0 Ireland
Referee: Carly Shaw McLaren (Canada) Friendly-match

Emily Fox 37 mins,
Lindsay Horan Pen 80 mins,
Opening squads
Alyssa Naeher;
Emily Fox,
Becky Sauerbrunn,
Naomi Girma,
Crystal Dunn;
Andi Sullivan,
Rose Lavelle,
Linsay Horan;
Sophie Smith,
Alex Morgan,
Mallory Swanson.
Courtney Brosnan
Aoife Mannion
Megan Connolly
Louise Quinn
Katie Mc Cabe
Diane Caldwell
Sinead Farrelly
Denise O Sullivan
Marissa Sheva
Kyra Carusa
Heather Payne
Trinity Hodman,
Ashley Sanchez,
Ashley Hatch,
Julie Ertz,
Emily Sonnett
Sofia Huerts,
Lynn Williams,
Alana Cook,
Casey Murphy,
Adrianna Franch,
Kristie Mewis,
Taylor Kornieck
Grace Moloney
Megan Walsh
Jesse Stapleton
Tara O Hanlon
Harriet Scott
Claire O Riordan
Ciara Grant (93)
Hayley Nolan
Jamie Finn
Ruesha Littlejohn
Aine O Gorman
Lucy Quinn
Amber Barrett
Trinity Rodman for Mallory Swanson 46 mins,
Ashley Hatch for Morgan 66 mins,
Julie Ertzfor Sullivan 66 mins,
Emily Sonnett for Dunn 66 mins,Ashley Sanchez for Lavelle 80 mins,
Ruesha Littlejohn -> Aoife Mannion (60)
Aine O Gorman -> Sinead Farrelly (60)
Tara O Hanlon -> Marissa Sheva (86)
Yellow cards
Julie Ertz 72 mins, Aoife Mannion (30)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Senior Debuts for Sinead Farrelly and Tara O Hanlon

Senior Women's Friendlies International Friendly | Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
8 Apr 2023 19:30
USA 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland

In front of a sell-out crowd of 20,593 in the Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, the Ireland Women's National Team produced a laudable performance in a 2-0 loss to World No 1 United States.

8th Apr 2023

A first-half strike from Emily Fox and a second-half penalty from Lindsay Horan secured the win for the home team, who forced goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan into a few outstanding saves.

This was a game where Ireland showed that how much they have progressed in recent times with this defeat ending a record nine-game unbeaten run and a collective sense of disappointment afterwards as the game could have swung another way.

Certainly if an offside goal - which came from Kyra Carusa attacking a Heather Payne cross - had been given. Or if Alyssa Naeher hadn't swatted away chances from Carusa and Denise O'Sullivan. Maybe the game could have been in Ireland's control.

However, Fox broke the deadlock just before half-time with a long-range strike and the USA shifted up a gear in the second period. It wasn't that they dominated though with O'Sullivan, on her 100th appearance, and debutant Sinead Farrelly standing out in midfield alongside the hard-working Megan Connolly.

Sky Player of the Match Louise Quinn went close with a header late on but Horan had already converted the spot-kick that she earned by then and the home team were on their way to victory.

With the teams set to meet again in St. Louis on Tuesday, Ireland can take a lot of confidence from this performance and the fact that they introduced two new players in Farrelly and Peamount United defender Tara O'Hanlon.

USA: Alyssa Naeher; Emily Fox, Becky Sauerbrunn, Naomi Girma, Crystal Dunn (Emily Sonnett 66); Andi Sullivan (Julie Ertz 66), Rose Lavelle (Ashley Sanchez 80), Linsay Horan; Sophie Smith, Alex Morgan (Ashley Hatch 66), Mallory Swanson (Trinity Rodman 45).

Ireland: Courtney Brosnan; Aoife Mannion (Áine O’Gorman 60), Louise Quinn, Diane Caldwell; Heather Payne, Sinead Farrelly (Ruesha Littlejohn 60), Denise O’Sullivan, Megan Connolly, Katie McCabe, Marissa Sheva (Tara O’Hanlon 86), Kyra Carusa.

Referee: Carly Shaw McLaren (Canada).
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