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Christen Press, at full gallop, has scored in four different games this year

Here's a few things to know (if you don't already, and if you are a super fan of the WNT, your probably already do) to get you ready for the USA-Canada match on Sunday, June at BMO Field.

  • The USA-Canada match will be broadcast live on ESPNews at 4:30 p.m. ET. It will be the USA’s first match in Toronto since May 25, 2009, a 4-0 U.S. victory at BMO Field. Fans can also follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter at @ussoccer_WNT.
  • U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni will name 18 players to suit up for the game from the 21 that are currently training in Canada.
  • Abby Wambach is on 155 goals and is just three away from tying Mia Hamm on the world's all-time scoring list. Canada's Christine Sinclair comes into the game with 145 career goals, meaning the duo has scored exactly 300 goals between them.
  • The USA’s quartet of forwards – Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Christen Press and Sydney Leroux – has scored 15 of the USA’s 24 goals so far in 2013, led by Press with a team-high six goals.
  • With one more goal, Carli Lloyd will tie Tisha Venturini for 10th place on the USA’s all-time goal scoring list at 44 career goals. Lloyd will likely make her return to international play for the first time since breaking her shoulder against Iceland on March 6....
Aug
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Here's the Slovenian referee crew for today.

Referee: Damir Skomina(Slovenia)

Assistant Referee 1: Primož Arhar (Slovenia)

Assistant Referee 2: Marko Stančin (Slovenia)

Fourth Official: Emir Alečković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The immensely experienced Skomina has run the center in seven FIFA World Cup qualifiers this cycle, including Italy-Denmark and Portugal-Russia. He also officiated the 2013 UEFA Champions League semifinal where Bayern Munich picked up a comprehensive 3-0 win at Barcelona.

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Aug
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This is the third time that a U.S. team under Jurgen Klinsmann competes on the August fixture date, which comes at a an interesting crossroads for players, many of whom are just at the start of their seasons. It was no different for the head coach, who led his first game less than two weeks after assuming the role. Here's how they went down.

August 10, 2011 - Philadelphia, Penn.

USA 1, Mexico 1

USA lineup: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 5-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 2-Edgar Castillo; 7-Kyle Beckerman 4-Michael Bradley (16-Robbie Rogers, 72), 8-Jermaine Jones (17-Brek Shea, 60) ,10-Landon Donovan, 11-Jose Torres (15-Ricardo Clark, 84); 9-Edson Buddle (18-Juan Agudelo, 60)

Mexico scored in the 17th minute through Oribe Peralta, but three substitutes combined for a Robbie Rogers goal in the 73rd minute to earn the Americans the tie in the regional rivals’ first friendly match since 2008.

On the goal, The USA earned a throw-in on the left flank and it was taken quickly by Castillo to Agudelo, who was almost on the end line. Agudelo touched the ball back to the charging Shea, who shrugged off the challenge of Israel Castro, burst to the end line, and then sent a pass on the ground through the six-yard box that evaded the diving Ochoa at the near post. The cross rolled right into the path of the totally unmarked Rogers at the far post,...