Saturday night's international friendly between the United States and Mexico was a bit of a Dash affair, as Meghan Klingenberg and Whitney Engen represented the Stars and Stripes against Dash teammates Arianna Romero and Teresa Noyola of Mexico at Rio Tinto Stadium. Klingenberg and Romero played the full 90 minutes on opposite sides of the ball, while Engen came on as a halftime sub for the U.S. Noyola did not feature for Mexico.
It was a one-sided affair for the Americans, finishing 8-0, but goal No. 6 of the night came off the head of Engen for her second international goal (3:06 in the video above). Off a Megan Rapinoe corner in the 58th minute, Christen Press rose above the defense to head the ball back across the face off goal. Engen out-jumped two defenders at the post to nod home the shot.
The USA and Mexico meet again on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York (6 p.m. CT, ESPN2 and Watch ESPN).
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Dash goalkeeper and captain Erin McLeod and midfielder Kaylyn Kyle have been called up to the Canada women's national team for an upcoming friendly against Germany on Wednesday, June 18 at BC Place in Vancouver. The pair will be available for tomorrow's match against Western New York, but will miss the Saturday game against FC Kansas City.
McLeod and Kyle join Nina Burger (Austria), Whitney Engen, and Meghan Klingenberg (USWNT) as Dash players on international duty. Burger, Engen and Klingenberg have already reported to their respective camps and will miss tomorrow's match in addition to Saturday's.
Canada Women's National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Karina LeBlanc (Chicago Red Stars), Erin McLeod (Houston Dash)
DEFENDERS (8): Kadeisha Buchanan (Ottawa Fury FC), Robyn Gayle (Washington Spirit), Carmelina Moscato (Seattle Reign FC), Rebecca Quinn (Duke University), Rhian Wilkinson (Comètes de Laval), Sura Yekka (Brams United), Emily Zurrer (Jitex BK), Marie-Eve Nault (KIF Örebro)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kaylyn Kyle (Houston Dash), Diana Matheson (Washington Spirit), Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC), Desiree Scott (Notts County Ladies FC), Jessie Fleming (London NorWestSC), Ashley Lawrence (Ottawa Fury FC), Brittany Baxter (Seattle Sounders Women)
FORWARDS (5): Jonelle Filigno (Sky Blue FC), Adriana Leon (Chicago Red Stars), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Josée Belanger (Comètes de Laval), Christina Julien (FF USV Jena)