Matthew was one of the European mascots in the 15-13 win at Killeen Castle in Ireland two years ago, a result that ended talk of it being a meaningless contest. Back then, many were suggesting that USA v Asia would be far more entertaining.
Yet Matthew, undefeated in four matches in Ireland and playing in the event for a seventh time, reckons it is going to be a "real thriller" and she is hoping that her side can make history with a first win on US soil.
For the Americans, there remains the fear of losing again. Stacy Lewis, who was so impressive in winning the Ricoh Women's British Open at St Andrews two weeks ago, is among those with painful memories of Ireland.
She only managed one point and reflected: "Two years ago changed me as a person and a golfer. I realised now that what you do affects other people. I don't think I would be the player I am today if it hadn't been for the experience of Killeen Castle.
"Ireland was my first Solheim and it is a huge difference playing here at home. Already the crowds have been chanting for us and there is red, white and blue everywhere. Our team is so pumped up."
From all the Americans, there is a feeling of genuine affection for their captain Meg Mallon, a four-time major champion, but she came in for criticism on social media for choosing Michelle Wie as one of her wild cards. At No.82 in the world, Wie is the lowest ranked US player yet the former teen prodigy who has been mired in controversy throughout her career is just grateful to have been given the nod."I haven' t read anything; Meg told me not," said the 23-year-old.
"I know there's a lot of controversy but there always is with Solheim picks. Critics can say what they want but I know that the girls on my team want me here.
"When Meg told me I'd been picked I cried so hard that my contacts popped out. Being here for a third Solheim is a dream come true."
For Liselotte Neumann, the Europe captain, the biggest gamble among her four wildcard selections was the 17-year-old Charley Hull. The Woburn teenager is a rookie on Tour but has already had four second places from eight starts and helped Great Britain and Ireland win the Curtis Cup at Nairn last year.
At No.147 in the world, Hull is by far the lowest ranked player from either side, but Neumann is confident that the fearless youngster will be an asset rather than a liability. "I captained her in the Junior Solheim Cup two years ago and, even as a 15-year-old, she was very impressive," said the Swede. "Charley's got a great attitude and doesn't seem scared. She makes lots of birdies and the stats show she shoots in the 60s 30% of the time, which is great."
In this year's Junior Solheim, there was disappointment for the Europe team captained by Scot Janice Moodie. In the two-day contest at nearby Inverness Golf Club, the USA won 14½-9½.