After winning the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and booking a spot in the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the USWNT will travel to Europe in November for a pair of friendlies, according to the Washington Post’s Steven Goff.
The U.S. will take on Portugal on November 8 and Scotland on November 13 according to the report. It will be the first time the U.S. will travel outside of the United States since a November 2017 match that took place in Vancouver.
The European teams will pose a different challenge than the U.S. have seen recently and will help them prepare for the defense of their World Cup, especially Scotland, who has already qualified for France.
The U.S. is coming off a dominating run at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, taking the title by going 5-0-0 and outscoring opponents 26-0. The U.S. is now unbeaten in its last 26 matches. The U.S. also claimed victory in the SheBelieves Cup in the spring and the Tournament of Nations in the summer.
Morgan nearing 100
With a team-leading 17 goals in 2018 and a Golden Boot performance in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Alex Morgan is nearing the century mark in goals.
At 29, Morgan is in sole possession of seventh on the U.S.’s all-time goals list with 97, needing just three more to reach 100 with two current games on the schedule in November.