Monday, 24 June, 2019

US team eyes bigger trophy, support for women’s game

Madelen Janogy of Sweden celebrates Sweden defeats newcomers Chile 2-0 after delay
Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2019, 03:22

Yet, even with their success, the American women earn much less prize money than the less successful USA men's team. The last time they faced the U.S.in the 2015 World Cup, Thailand lost 8-0. Even the team's newer members such as forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Lindsey Horan have been with the team at least three years and played at the last Olympics.

The U.S. women's national soccer team began its effort to capture a fourth World Cup championship Tuesday with a record-breaking win. "But I think the players that we've selected and the preparation has been excellent".

Substitute Madelen Janogy ran through and smashed in the second goal in injury time to wrap up the win for the Swedes, the 2003 World Cup runners-up. The USWNT's World Cup gets underway with a game against Thailand in Reims, and it hopes to have to keep those blinders on all the way through to the final in Lyon on July 7. FIFA, soccer's governing body, is predicting one billion people will watch the games around the world. "It's exciting to be a part of the growth of the sport".

"In terms of France, a great first performance from them". She was 22 at the time, making her the youngest player on the team.

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Ellis was offered a chance to respond to the criticism and, as expected, took the high road on Monday.

It is not a challenge that daunts the team. The U.S. and Thailand have played just once before, in 2016, when the U.S. won 9-0. But Thailand, now playing in its second straight World Cup, has improved since then and has shown the potential to surprise recently.

Chile, ranked No. 39 and the fifth South American team to play in a World Cup, was hurt in the 59th minute when Maria Urrutia was injured and had to be stretchered off. "I do respect every opponent here because it's incredibly hard to get here, so the fact that they're here, they're competing, they're ready, we'll have to be at our very best". Here's a list of the records the USWNT set on Tuesday.

"We really just came into the game really wanting to showcase ourselves", Morgan said after the game.