Starting line-ups: Your guide to the Ferns v United States match. at Eden Park

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Here’s your guide to the second friendly international in the two-match series between New Zealand’s Football Ferns and the world champion United States at Auckland’s Eden Park.

The opening game, played before a record crowd of 12,508 at Sky Stadium, Wellington, resulted in a 4-0 win to the United States.

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Alex Morgan has been replaced in the starting line-up just before kick off after reporting a tightening in her lower leg.

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Fixture

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

19 — Liz Anton

24 — Ally Green

31 — Anna Green

7 — Ali Riley (captain)

11 — Olivia Chance

15 — Daisy Cleverley

9 — Gabi Rennie

26 — Ava Collins

25 — Grace Jale

13 — Paige Satchell

Subs

16 — Emma Rolston

18 — Mackenzie Barry

20 — Jana Radosavljevic

21 — Murphy Sheaff (GK)

22 — Hannah Blake

23 — Brianna Edwards (GK)

29 — Jacqui Hand

30 — Ashleigh Ward

32 — Aniela Jensen

33 — Grace Wisnewski

34 — Tayla O’Brien

36 — Deven Jackson

United States

18 — Casey Murphy

2 — Ashley Sanchez

3 — Alana Cook

8 — Sofia Huerta

9 — Mallory Swanson

12 — Naomi Girma

7 — Ashley Hatch

16 — Rose Lavelle

17 — Andi Sullivan

19 — Crystal Dunn

25 — Trinity Rodman

Subs

4 — Becky Sauerbrunn

5 — Hailie Mace

6 — Lynn Williams

10 — Lindsey Horan

11 — Midge Purce

12 — Naomi Girma

14 — Emily Sonnett

15 — Sam Coffey

20 — Taylor Kornieck

21 — Adrianna Franch

22 — Kristie Mewis

23 — Emily Fox

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Past meetings

The United States and New Zealand have played 20 times, with the US winning 18 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.

Prior to this series, 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 148 appearances, followed by Betsy Hassett (138), Anna Green (81), Erin Nayler (79), Olivia Chance (38) and Paige Satchell (36).

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, Tayla O’Brien and Murphy Sheaff.

Grace Nevill and Grace Wisnewski made their debuts in the first match in Wellington.

Who to watch in the US team

Their most-capped player in the squad is Becky Sauerbrunn, with 212 appearances, followed Alex Morgan (201), Crystal Dunn (127) and Lindsey Horan (123).

Their least-capped players are Casey Murphy (12), Adrianna Franch (10), Trinity Rodman (11), Naomi Girma (10), Hailie Mace (9), Taylor Kornieck (8) 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 120 goals in internationals.

Other goalscorers are Lindsey Horan (26), Swanson (27), Dunn (24) and Rose Lavelle (22).

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