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Welcome to your live thread for the first of two United States Women’s National Team international friendlies against Mexico (FS1, 7 p.m.). The two teams will meet again in Houston at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Orlando Pride stars Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris are once again on the U.S. roster, although Morgan is returning from concussion protocol after sustaining an injury in the NWSL opener against Utah.
If you are looking to watch the USA face Mexico, here’s what you need to know:
How to Watch
What: The USA women’s national soccer team plays Mexico in a friendly.
When: Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
Where: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Match Time: 7 p.m. (ET).
Venue: EverBank Field — Jacksonville, FL.
TV: FOX Sports 1.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO, Univision Deportes USA.
TV channel: Fox Sports 1 (In Portland: Comcast 408/723); In Spanish on Univision Deportes (In Portland: Comcast 615/6
The Americans are 32-1-1 against Mexico in the all-time series after 34 meetings, but the two sides haven’t met since 2016 World Cup qualifying. Carli Lloyd’s goal held up in a 1-0 U.S. win in Frisco, TX. Mexico’s only win in the series came in 2011 Women’s World Cup qualifying — a 2-1 final that forced the United States to win the Concacaf third-place match and then a two-leg playoff against Italy to qualify for the big tournament in Germany.
The USWNT will be playing in Jacksonville for just the third time. The U.S. lost 2-1 to Norway at what was previously called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in 1996 and beat Scotland 4-1 at EverBank Field in 2013.
Jill Ellis has called in a young squad, with 13 players born in 1993 or later and an average age of 25. It includes UCLA star Hailie Mace, who is listed as a defender although she plays striker in college because Jill Ellis. It also includes SheBelieves Cup breakout star defender Tierna Davidson and her Stanford teammate, Tegan McGrady.
Goalkeepers (3): 18- Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 2/0), 24- Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 14/0), 1- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 26/0).
Defenders (7): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 16/0), 17- Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 3/0), 14- Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 3/0), 25-Hailie Mace (UCLA: 0/0), 27-Tegan McGrady (Stanford), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 135/0), 16- Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 14/0).
Midfielders (6): 6- Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 71/6), 26-Haley Hanson (Houston Dash; 0/0), 9- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 46/4), 10- Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 249/98); 20- Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 34/6), 3- Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 9/0).
Forwards (7): 19- Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC, ENG; 59/23), 22- Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 1/0), 21- Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 3/0), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 137/81); 11- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 32/9), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 132/35), 12- Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 18/4).
Goalkeepers (2): 1-Bianca Henninger (Houston Dash, USA), 12-Cecilia Santiago (Club América).
Defenders (9): 2-Kenti Robles (Atlético Madrid, ESP), 3-Bianca Sierra (Thór / KA, ISL), 4-Vanessa Flores (West Virginia, USA), 5-Mónica Flores (Unattached), 13-Annia Mejía (Unattached), 14-Jocelyn Orejel (Colorado, USA), 16-Marcela Valera (Atlas FC), 22-Greta Espinoza (Levante, ESP), 23-Christina Murillo (Chicago Red Stars Reserves, USA).
Midfielders (5): 6-Karla Nieto (Pachuca), 7-Cristina Ferral (Olympique de Marseille, FRA), 10-Stephany Mayor (Thór / KA, ISL), 11-Mónica Ocampo (Pachuca), 17-María Sánchez (Santa Clara, USA).
Forwards (5): 8-Ariana Calderón (Thór / KA, ISL), 9-Anisa Guajardo (Sundsvalls DFF, SWE), 18-Kiana Palacios (Unattached), 19-Katie Johnson (Sky Blue FC, USA), 21-Renae Cuéllar (Unattached)
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Puebla, Mexico (CNN)The caravan of Central American migrants going through Mexico to the US border isn’t ending. Instead, its participants will disperse into smaller groups after reaching Mexico City.
While some will stay in Mexico to try to get refugee status there, others will continue north to the US border.
Organizers of the caravan estimate that some 200 or so people will proceed all the way to the US border in the coming days, although the number could be higher. Last year, about 150 went all the way to the border, they said.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan, which translates to people without borders, has organized the event for years. The caravan has always dispersed into separate, smaller groups at some point along the journey. What has been striking is that this year’s event has the largest number of people ever, with more than 1,100.
The images of the throngs of migrants making their way north caught the attention of President Donald Trump this week, who has fumed about the caravan and what he calls weak border laws in the US. He signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border on Wednesday.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump officially signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border on Wednesday, a move that followed days of him calling for more border security.
Key details like the numbers of troops, how long they will be deployed, how much it will cost and where they will go are still being finalized.
In the memo he signed Wednesday evening, Trump declared the defense secretary “shall request use of National Guard personnel” to secure the border and that the homeland security secretary will work with him to train and direct the troops in that mission.
He said in the memorandum that “the security of the United States is imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border.”
“During the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the National Guard provided support for efforts to secure our southern border,” the memo says. “The crisis at our southern border once again calls for the National Guard to help secure our border and protect our homeland.”
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen first announced the move would be coming from the White House podium Wednesday afternoon during the daily briefing.
The USA women’s national soccer team will face Mexico in a friendly on Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Follow live updates from the game below beginning at game time.
Portland Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan and defender Emily Sonnett are with the USWNT and could feature in the game.