Megan Rapinoe Scores Twice as USWNT Tops Colombia 6-0 in Friendly
The United States ladies’s national soccer team beat Colombia for the 2nd time today thanks to a 6-0 win in a friendly on Friday at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Team USA outscored Colombia 10-0 today after winning 4-0 on Monday.
On Friday, Megan Rapinoe scored 2 first-half objectives within a 10-minute span to turn a 1-0 edge into a commanding 3-0 halftime lead.
Her very first tally came after Rose Lavelle’s cross found its way to Emily Sonnett, who beat defender Diana Ospina to the ball and guided it to Rapinoe.
The captain then sent out the ball past a sea of defenders and goalie Sandra Sepulveda thanks in part to a reflection for Group U.S.A.’s second score in the 35th minute:
8 minutes later on, Sam Mewis, who scored a hat technique versus Colombia on Monday, drew a foul in the penalty area. That established Rapinoe in the 44th minute for her 2nd goal and the United States’ third:
Catarina Macario set the early tone for Team U.S.A. with an outstanding go to complete off Ali Krieger’s fantastic cross and get the United States on the board in the 3rd minute:
The 21-year-old made the objective in simply her 2nd profession USWNT cap and very first start. She is a star in the making, controling at Stanford from 2017-2019, scoring 46 objectives in 51 appearances and winning the Hermann Trophy in 2018 and 2019. Macario now plays for Lyon in Department 1 Feminine.
In the second half, Mewis continued to showcase another dominant efficiency without getting on the scoresheet. This time, her cross found Lynn Williams, who headed house Team U.S.A.’s 4th objective in the 60th minute:
Williams has actually now scored 10 goals in 31 national group appearances.
The United States brought on a host of replacements quickly after the Williams goal, and among them came through for Team U.S.A.’s 5th thanks to Lindsey Horan.
A determine corner from Crystal Dunn found its way to Julie Ertz, who snapped the ball to Horan. The Portland Thorns FC midfielder looked after the rest from there for her 20th-career national team objective:
Another sub closed the scoring, with Midge Purce coming off the bench for her first-career national team objective.
Carli Lloyd gathered a loose ball and spotted the assaulting Purce, who was best in package, rounding off the series with an excellent header.
The United States fired off 33 shots (12 on objective) versus Colombia’s 2 (none on goal). Group U.S.A. also managed ownership for 67 percent of the match.
Group U.S.A. is now off for a month however will return for the SheBelieves Cup, a four-team tournament that will start February 18 and happen at Exploria Stadium.
Team U.S.A. will open versus Canada. Brazil and Japan will round out the competition.