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USWNT Jun 14, 2021

USWNT routs Jamaica 4-0 in second match of 2021 Summer Series

HOUSTON – The U.S. Women’s National Team rolled past Jamaica 4-0 in its second match of the 2021 Summer Series.

The USA’s victory came on the strength of three first-half goals and a second-half stoppage time exclamation point and was sparked by the second-fastest tally in team history when Carli Lloyd netted just 23 seconds into the match. At 38 years and 332 days old, the goal saw Lloyd become the oldest-ever scorer for the USWNT. Lindsey Horan converted a penalty kick and Margaret Purce netted her second international goal before the break while Alex Morgan capped off the evening with a late tally.

The U.S. got off to an exceptionally speedy start as Rose Lavelle teed up Lloyd for her 125th career international goal mere seconds into the match. The goal puts Lloyd within five goals of Kristine Lilly (130 goals) for third place on the USWNT’s all-time scoring list. Lilly previously held the record as the oldest player to score a goal for the USA at 38 years, 264 days and remarkably, Lilly still holds the record as the youngest player to ever score for the USWNT.

The USA kept the pressure on after the early goal, threatening on the flanks and especially through Christen Press on the left wing. Press, in the midst of one of the most productive stretches of her career, continued to terrorize the defense. Just six minutes after Lloyd’s opener, she was brought down in the box to earn a penalty that Horan coolly finished to double the American advantage. Press provided again midway through the opening frame, sending a well-placed service into the box that Purce brought down in the penalty area before calmly rolling her shot into the net.

After becoming the 14th player in USWNT history with 100 combined goals and assists vs. Portugal on Thursday night, Press has now been directly involved with 32 goals in her last 34 games for the USWNT, scoring 13 goals and adding 19 assists.

While Jamaica was able to make a few forays into U.S. territory, the USWNT controlled nearly the entire match, outshooting the Reggae Girlz 15-2 and out-possessing them 72 percent-28 percent.

Though it took until stoppage time for the USWNT to add another goal, the team continued to create danger down the stretch. Press had several chances to add a goal of her own on the evening, while the USA’s attacking substitutions — Morgan, Kristie Mewis and Sophia Smith — all threatened in their own right. Morgan put a capper on things two minutes into stoppage time. Samantha Mewis chipped a pass to the forward, who squared and put a well-placed header on frame for the final U.S. goal of the evening

GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:

USA – Carli Lloyd (Rose Lavelle), 1st minute: Just 23 seconds from the opening whistle, Lindsey Horan and Lavelle had a nice exchange near the top right corner of the penalty box before Lavelle sent a ball in to Lloyd near the six-yard box. The veteran forward took a touch and then slotted it to the far post past Jamaica goalkeeper Sydney Schneider. USA 1, JAM 0

USA – Lindsey Horan (Penalty Kick), 7th minute: Dashing down the left flank to receive a long pass over the top, a Jamaica defender cut Press down by the legs as she entered the 18-yard box. The referee pointed to the spot and Horan stepped up for the penalty. Schneider dove to her left while Horan’s shot curved to the back of the net to double the U.S. lead early. USA 2, JAM 0

USA – Margaret Purce (Christen Press), 22nd minute: From 30 yards out on the left side, Press sent a soaring service to Purce who had plenty of space at the far post. The forward settled the ball as Schneider came out to make a play and a defender closed in, but she slotted it to the near post for her second career USWNT goal. USA 3, JAM 0

USA – Alex Morgan (Samantha Mewis), 90+2nd minute: On the break after a nice pass over the top, Mewis drove into the box on the right side and maintained possession as two Jamaica defenders closed in. She then chipped a pass to Morgan near the penalty spot and she put clinical header on goal. Schneider got her hands on the attempt, but the ball sailed into the right side-netting for the USA’s final goal of the evening. USA 4, JAM 0

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • The USWNT improves to 4-0-0 vs. Jamaica. The USA has won all four meetings by a combined margin of 26-0.
  • The USA’s unbeaten streak now stands at 41 matches, the third-longest in USNWT history, trailing only a 43-game unbeaten run from March 2012 to March 2014 and a 51-match unbeaten streak from Dec. 2004 to Sept. 2007.
  • The USWNT’s home unbeaten streak now stands at 55 games, including 50 wins and five draws. During the streak, the U.S. has outscored its opponents 195-27, including a 61-1 margin during its last 16 matches.
  • It’s the USA’s 17th-straight home victory, dating back to head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s first match in charge of the team in November of 2019.
  • Andonovski is 19-0-1 in his first 20 games (two at the end of 2019, nine in 2020 and nine so far in 2021), setting a record for the best start for a head coach in USWNT history.
  • Andonovski made six changes from the Starting XI that faced Portgual on Thursday night. Adrianna Franch replaced Alyssa Naeher in goal, Tierna Davidson and Emily Sonnett replaced Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn on defense, Catarina Macario replaced Samantha Mewis in the midfield while Carli Lloyd and Margaret Purce replaced Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe on the front line.
  • At 38 years and 332 days old, Lloyd is the oldest player to score a goal for the USA. Kristine Lilly previously held the record at 38 years, 264 days.
  • Lloyd’s goal was the second-fastest in USWNT history after Alex Morgan’s score 12 seconds into a match vs. Costa Rica on Feb. 10, 2016. It was Lloyd’s second first minute goal. She also scored in the first minute on Sept. 15, 2016, netting 39 seconds into a 6-0 win vs. Thailand.
  • Lloyd currently has 20,880 minutes played for the USWNT, which is fourth on the all-time list. Only five other players have played 20,000+ minutes for the USWNT.
  • Lindsey Horan has tallied at least one goal or assist in 11 of her 16 last games for the USA (nine goals, seven assists).
  • Purce made her first start in an attacking position. All seven of her career caps have been earned under Andonovski.
  • Franch recorded her second career clean sheet and first since facing Portugal in August 2019 during the WNT’s post-Women’s World Cup Victory Tour.
  • Midfielder Rose Lavelle is the only player to appear in every USWNT match since the team resumed play in November 2020.
  • Andi Sullivan made her first appearance for the USWNT since Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Alex Morgan’s goal was the 110th of her career and third as a mom. She needs 11 more to break the U.S. record held by Joy Fawcett for most international goals for the USWNT by a mom.

-U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MATCH REPORT-

Match: United States Women’s National Team vs. Jamaica
Date: June 13, 2021
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: BBVA Stadium; Houston, Texas
Attendance: 8,737
Kickoff: 10:15 p.m. ET/9:15 p.m. local
Weather: 90 degrees, humid, partly cloudy

Scoring Summary:  1          2          F
USA                          3          1          4
JAM                          0          0          0

USA – Carli Lloyd (Rose Lavelle)                1st minute
USA – Lindsey Horan (Penalty Kick)           7
USA – Margaret Purce (Christen Press)     22
USA – Alex Morgan (Samantha Mewis)      90+1

Lineups:
USA: 21-Adrianna Franch; 14-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 12-Tierna Davidson, 19-Crystal Dunn (6-Lynn Williams, 46); 9-Lindsey Horan (25-Andi Sullivan, 74) 16-Rose Lavelle (3-Samantha Mewis, 33), 11-Catarina Macario (22-Kristie Mewis, 46); 23-Christen Press (2-Sophia Smith, 65), 10-Carli Lloyd (Capt.) (13-Alex Morgan, 46), 20-Margaret Purce
Substitutes not used: 1-Alyssa Naeher, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 18-Jane Campbell, 26-Alana Cook
Head coach: Vlatko Andonovski

JAM: 1-Sydney Schneider; 2-Chantelle Swaby (22-Peyton McNamara, 68), 4-Vyan Sampson, 5-Konya Plummer (Capt.), 6-Havana Solaun (3-Mikayla Dayes, 90+3); 15-Tiffany Cameron (8-Shania Hayles, 76) 14-Deneisha Blackwood, 12-Sashana Campbell (18-Tierney Wiltshire, 64) 10-Jody Brown (21-Sade Adamolekun, 86); 17-Allyson Swaby, 20-Cheyna Matthews (9-Kayla McCoy, 60)
Substitutes not used: 13-Rebecca Spencer, 23-Yazmeen Jamieson; 7-Chinyelu Asher, 16-Gabrielle Gayle, 19-Satara Murray
Head coach: Hubert Busby Jr.

Stats Summary: USA / JAM
Shots: 19 / 3
Shots on Goal: 9 / 0
Saves: 0 / 5
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
JAM – Sashana Campbell (Caution)                       61st minute

Officials: 
Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Brooke Mayo (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
4th Official: Danielle Chesky (USA)

U.S. Soccer Insiders Woman of the Match: Christen Press

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