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FIH Pro League Scouting Report: USWNT vs. Great Britain

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/Times:
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. ET
Location: Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, London

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Opponent: Great Britain

FIH World Ranking: 5

Head to Head: After competing last weekend against Belgium,  No. 15 USWNT headed to London to take on No. 5 Great Britain in two games at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The last time that USA and Team GB played was April 2019 which took a shootout to decide, finishing 1-1 (2-1 SO) to Great Britain.

Head to Head
(since 2013)



5 Previous Matches

1 Draw

 

1

Won

3
7

Total Goals

8

What You Need to Know: The second match on both days following the men's Great Britain and Spain, will see Great Britain women going head-to-head with USA, a team that journeys to London on the back of a brace of FIH Hockey Pro League defeats at the hands of Belgium in Antwerp last weekend. Head coach Anthony Farry is very much at the start of the rebuilding process with this young and inexperienced USA team, and the fixtures against the Red Panthers will have provided the Australian tactician with plenty of learnings about a group that included six international debutants. 

It goes without saying that USA are at the start of a long journey of evolution, but with Farry - the man who guided Japan’s women to the Asian Games title in 2018 - at the helm, you can be sure that the group will be given the tools they need in order to make rapid progress. Two matches against the reigning Olympic champions - a team coached by Farry’s compatriot Mark Hager and that claimed three points from a potential six against Germany at home last week - can only serve to assist that process. Team GB will certainly prove a stern test, with the hosts regarded as clear favorites coming into this double header.

Game 1 Rosters:
USA: 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, Taylor West, Nicole Woods, Elizabeth Yeager

Great Britain: Giselle Ainsley, Grace Balsdon, Amy Costello, Fiona Crackles, Sarah Evans, Sabbie Heesh, Maddie Hinch, Sarah Jones, Shona McCallin, Lily Owsley, Hollie Pearne-Webb, Isabelle Petter, Elena Rayer, Sarah Robertson, Anna Toman, Susannah Townsend, Laura Unsworth, Leah Wilkinson

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