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FIH Hockey Pro League Scouting Report: USWNT vs. Belgium

by USA Field Hockey

In anticipation of the U.S. Women's National Team's upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League match, here is a scouting report you’ll want to review before the starting whistle.

Game Day: Saturday, May 15, 2021 & Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: Both at 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Sportcentrum Wilrijkse Plein-Antwerp, Belgium

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Opponent: Belgium

FIH World Ranking: 12

Head to Head: The No. 15 USWNT will restart their FIH Hockey Pro League campaign when they take on No. 12 Belgium in two games at the Sportcentrum Wilrijkse Plein-Antwerp. The last time that USA and the Red Panthers played was April 2019, in the FIH Hockey Pro League, a game that Belgium narrowly took, 2-1, scoring in the final minute of play.

Head to Head
(since 2013)



5 Previous Matches

0 Draws

 

3

Won

2
11

Total Goals

6

What You Need to Know: The matches in Antwerp sees seventh placed Belgium taking on bottom of the table USA, a team that have been unable to play an FIH Hockey Pro League match since mid-February 2020, when they suffered two 3-1 defeats against New Zealand in Christchurch. Since then, the USA has appointed Australian Anthony Farry – the man who guided Japan Women to the 2018 Asian Games title – as their new head coach. USA’s arrival in Europe will mark the start of a new chapter for the team, as they begin to plan for the years ahead. For Belgium’s Red Panthers, the matches against the USA are crucial to their build-up towards next month’s European Championships, a competition in which they were silver medallists in 2017. 

USA Roster: Madeleine Bacskai, Mary Beth Beiler, Kelsey Bing, Kelsey Briddell, Linnea Gonzales, Danielle Grega, Alexandra Hammel, Karlie Heistand, Laura Hurff, Amanda Magadan, Lauren Moyer, Alyssa Parker, Haley Randall, Miranda Rigg, Kealsie Robles, Jillian Wolgemuth, Nicole Woods, Elizabeth Yeager

Belgium Roster: Ambre Ballenghien, Lucie Breyne,  Aisling D'Hooghe, France De Mot, Tiphaine Duquesne, Lien Hillewaert, Charlotte Englebert, Pauline Leclef, Barbara Nelen, Emma Puvrez, Justine Rasir, Abi Raye, Elena Sotgiu, Michelle Struijk, Stephanie Vanden Borre, Judith Vandermeiren, Louise Versavel, Anne-Sophie Weyns,

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