USA Women 4-2 Mexico Women
The USA team was on the front foot early on in the match as Mallory Pugh scored on the 3rd minute in an open net after she received a pass from the left by Megan Rapinoe which attracted the attention of the goalkeeper who left the goal empty. Mexico responded 9 minutes later through Monica Ocampo who scored from a difficult angle to make it 1-1. Monica Ocampo then turned provider for Kiana Palacios’ goal on the 25th minute. USA scored the second shortly after with Horan finishing off Rapinoe’s cross. 25 minutes down and there were 4 goals already. Who said that goals galore can only be seen in the men’s league only? The USA ladies learnt from their mistakes early on in the match of giving away the lead and adjusted their game in order to make sure they end the match with a win. Lloyd scored the third for USA and Morgan scored the fourth. The two teams went into the break with USA leading 4-2 and both teams made many changes in a bid to try and win the match. Rapinoe, who was the best player on the day scored USA’s fifth goal as she took a 35 yard shot that went in on the 64th minute. She also crossed in for Morgan to score again the 6th and final goal of the match. That was all for the match.