The U.S. women's team closes out its 2023 schedule this week in Frisco, Texas, where it will hope to take another step toward forging a new identity and establishing better tactics, interim head coach Twila Kilgore said on Monday.

Kilgore, speaking to reporters ahead of Tuesday's friendly with China, had a clear message for her squad as they get set to turn the page on a year that included a disappointing World Cup and the retirement of mainstays Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz.