FIH Hockey Pro League Scouting Report: USWNT vs. India
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.
Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. ET & Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. ET
The last time USA played India was in the 2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers. India took the first game 5-1 and then USA turned around and defeated them 4-1, but due to the aggregated score, USA lost the qualifier and did not book a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Head to Head
11 Previous Matches
What You Need to Know:
India women – who take to the FIH Hockey Pro League stage alongside Spain for one season only in place of New Zealand and Australia – have been making steady progress in the past few years, moving up the FIH World Rankings as well as making the cut for the major events. Rio 2016 was India’s first Olympic appearance since 1980, but it was their astonishing run at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that really caught the attention of the hockey world. A stunning fourth-place finish matched their achievement from Moscow 1980 and earned the admiration of 1.3 billion people throughout India.
A classy defender with a devastating penalty corner drag-flick, Gurjit Kaur was instrumental in India women’s brilliant fourth place finish at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Named FIH Player of the Year for 2021.