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FIH Hockey Pro League Scouting Report: USWNT vs. China

by USA Field Hockey

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


Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 a.m. ET & Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 a.m. ET

No.13 ChinaHC Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsBoth matches will be live streamed on Watch.Hockey.

The last time USA played China was back in the 2019 FIH Hockey Pro League. USA took the first match, 3-1, when they hosted in Lancaster, Pa. but on the road fell to China, 0-4.

Head to Head
(since2007)



7 Previous Matches

0 Draws

 

4

Won

3
18Goals12

What You Need to Know:

An eighth-place finish doesn’t quite tell the whole story of China’s 2020-21 FIH Hockey Pro League campaign, with two defeats against the top ranked Netherlands being their only action of the season before the COVID-19 global health pandemic intervened. Despite their lack of top-level action, they performed admirably at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, beating hosts Japan and higher ranked New Zealand as well as suffering a narrow defeat at the hands of eventual silver medalists Argentina before being eliminated ahead of the knock-out phase.

Zhong Jiaqi, nominated for the 2019 FIH Rising Star of the Year award, the 22-year-old is one of the brightest young stars of a China team that does not contain a single player over the age of 27. In May, it was announced that former Netherlands' head coach Alyson Annan would take over the reigns of China.


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