It took the U.S. Women’s National Team some time to break down China on Sunday, but the superb attacking talent of the Americans showed through over the course of 90 minutes.
A first-half goal from Crystal Dunn proved to be the difference for Jill Ellis’ side in Glendale, Arizona, but Christen Press added her fourth goal in two games to help the USWNT to a 2-0 win on Sunday evening. Several Americans displayed their creative brilliance on the night as the team increased their unbeaten run to 24 games.
Dunn got things started for the USWNT in the 39th minute. The Washington Spirit defender played a ball to Tobin Heath, who drew three players with skill before dishing it out right for Alex Morgan. The ball then found its way back to Dunn, who hammered it home from inside the box.
Press worked her magic just a minute after entering the match, scoring in the 81st minute with a cracking strike from outside the box. She received the ball at the top of the box, cut inside to lose her mark and unleashed a powerful shot to double the USWNT’s lead.
Tobin Heath, Morgan and youngster Lindsey Horan all created impressive chances for the Americans on the night.
In the 79th minute, Abby Wambach entered the field to thunderous applause from the fans for her penultimate USWNT appearance.
The USWNT will cap off their Victory Tour with another match against China at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday (8 p.m., FOX Sports 1).
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