Match information for Ferns game against the United States in Wellington

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Here’s your television guide to the first friendly international in the two-match series between New Zealand’s Football Ferns and the world champion United States at Wellington’s Sky Stadium.

UPDATE: New Zealand 0, United States 4 — match report here >>>>


Game to be played on Wednesday January 18, 2023

New Zealand v United States
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 4pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Saturday January 21, 2023

New Zealand v United States
Eden Park, Auckland, 4pm (NZT)

How to watch

The two matches will be broadcast live in New Zealand by Sky Sport.

Starting line-ups

New Zealand

1 — Erin Nayler

7 — Ali Riley (captain)

30 — Ashleigh Ward

31 — Anna Green

35 — Grace Neville

11 — Olivia Chance

12 — Betsy Hassett

15 — Daisy Cleverley

9 — Gabi Rennie

26 — Ava Collins

25 — Grace Jale


21 — Murphy Sheaff

23 — Brianna Edwards

18 — Mackenzie Barry

19 — Liz Anton

24 — Ally Green

37 — Rebecca Lake

20 — Jana Radosavljevic

32 — Aniela Jensen

33 — Grace Wisnewski

13 — Paige Satchell

16 — Emma Rolston

27 — Indiah Paige Riley

34 — Tayla O’Brien

36 — Deven Jackson

United States

1 — Ayssa Naeher

4 — Becky Sauerbrunn (captain)

9 — Mallory Swanson

10 — Lindsey Horan

11 — Midge Purce

12 — Naomi Girma

13 — Alex Morgan

16 — Rose Lavelle

19 — Crystal Dunn

20 — Taylor Kornieck

23 — Emily Fox


21 — Adrianna Franch

18 — Casey Murphy

3 — Alana Cook

19 — Crystal Dunn

8 — Sofia Huerta

5 — Hailie Mace

14 — Emily Sonnett

15 — Sam Coffey

20 — Taylor Kornieck

16 — Rose Lavelle

22 — Kristie Mewis

2 — Ashley Sanchez

17 — Andi Sullivan

25 — Trinity Rodman

6 — Lynn Williams

New Zealand squad


1-Erin Nayler (IFK Norrköping)

21-Murphy Sheaff (Jacksonville University, USA)

23-Brianna Edwards (Wellington Phoenix FC)


7-Ali Riley (Angel City FC, USA)

18-Mackenzie Barry (Wellington Phoenix FC)

19-Liz Anton (Perth Glory, AUS)

24-Ally Green (Vålerenga, NOR)

30-Ashleigh Ward (Southampton FC, ENG)

31-Anna Green (Sydney FC, AUS)

35-Grace Neville (London City Lionesses, ENG)

37-Rebecca Lake (Canterbury United Pride)


12-Betsy Hassett (Wellington Phoenix FC)

15-Daisy Cleverley (HB Køge, DEN)

20-Jana Radosavljevic (DSC Arminia Bielefeld, GER)

28-Ava Collins (St John’s University, USA)

32-Aniela Jensen (University of the Pacific, USA)

33-Grace Wisnewski (Wellington Phoenix FC)


9-Gabi Rennie (Arizona State University, USA)

11-Olivia Chance (Celtic FC, SCO)

13-Paige Satchell (Wellington Phoenix FC)

16-Emma Rolston (Wellington Phoenix FC)

22-Hannah Blake (University of Michigan, USA)

25-Grace Jale (Canberra United, AUS)

27-Indiah Paige Riley (Brisbane Roar)

34-Tayla O’Brien (Eastern Suburbs AFC)

36-Deven Jackson (Eastern Suburbs AFC)

United States squad


Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current)

Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage)

Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)


Alana Cook (OL Reign)

Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC)

Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC)

Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC)

Sofia Huerta (OL Reign)

Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current)

Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)

Emily Sonnett (OL Reign)


Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC)

Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA)

Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC)

Rose Lavelle (OL Reign)

Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit)

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)


Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit)

Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC)

Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit)

Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars)

Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

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Past meetings

The United States and New Zealand have played 19 times, with the US winning 17 games.

The only win by New Zealand was at their first meeting on December 15, 1987.

The sides drew 1-1 during a friendly in October 2013.

The most recent meeting was at the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, a 5-0 victory for the Americans in Carson, California, on February 20, 2022.

Who to watch in the NZ team

The most-capped player in the squad is captain Ali Riley with 147 appearances, followed by Betsy Hassett (137), Anna Green (80), Erin Nayler (78), Olivia Chance (37) and Paige Satchell (35).

Betsy Hassett is the top scorer in this squad with 14 international goals, followed by Anna Green (8) and Emma Rolston (6).

Yet to make their full international debuts are goalkeeper Brianna Edwards, Deven Jackson, Aniela Jensen, Rebecca Lake, Grace Neville, Tayla O’Brien, Murphy Sheaff and Grace Wisnewski.

Who to watch in the US team

Their most-capped player in the squad is Becky Sauerbrunn, with 211 appearances, followed Alex Morgan (200), Crystal Dunn (126) and Lindsey Horan (122).

Their least-capped players are Casey Murphy (11), Adrianna Franch (10), Trinity Rodman (10), Naomi Girma (10), Hailie Mace (8), Taylor Kornieck (7) and Sam Coffey (4).

Alex Morgan earned her 200th cap on November 13 against Germany, becoming the 13th player in USWNT history to reach the 200-cap milestone.

Morgan is the top scorer in this squad, with 119 goals in internationals.

Other goalscorers are Lindsey Horan (26), Swanson (25), Dunn (24) and Rose Lavelle (22).

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