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Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe lead USWNT to victory over South Korea

Led by several veterans, the U.S. Women’s National Team put together an impressive effort on Thursday night.

The USWNT recorded yet another victory, this time beating South Korea, 3-1, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday.

The reigning world champions got their scoring started after 23 minutes, with Julie Ertz scoring off a header. Megan Rapinoe, from a corner, swung in the ball, and Ertz was there to finish, scoring her second goal of the year for the national team.

In the 40th minute, the lead was doubled thanks to Morgan. The play started with an impressive run and pass from Mallory Pugh, who found Kelley O’Hara running into the penalty area. O’Hara then ran to the endline and flicked the ball to Morgan in the middle of the penalty area, and the forward finished from there.

A third goal came after the opponents conceded a penalty, which Megan Rapinoe earned and then converted in the 52nd minute.

The night was not perfect for the USWNT, though, as South Korea grabbed a goal in first half stoppage time.┬áHan Chaerin grabbed her team’s lone goal with a strike from distance, briefly making the score 2-1 in first half stoppage time.

The U.S. team did not walk away from the match unscathed, as Mallory Pugh was switched out at the end of the first half with what is suspected to be a right hamstring injury.

The match also marked the return to the national team for Andi Sullivan, who last played for the team in November before tearing her ACL with Stanford last fall. The midfielder played 45 minutes, and will return to her university after the match. Captain Carli Lloyd also played her first game for the national team after missing September’s friendlies with an ankle injury, coming on for a brief 13 minute cameo.

 

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  1. And Kelly O’Hara (She’s from Georgia) was great at the RB position, attacking out of the back down the right wing was great. Her assist on from the Goal line on Alex Morgan (who lived in Organ) goal shows her presence all along the wing. As RB, she was for a moment the forward most player on the field and created an assist for Morgan’s goal.

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  2. Ertz really stands out. She’s everywhere and seems strong in many aspects. ‘Pinoe still irreplaceable. Pugh Pugh Pugh is coming along nicely (I hope she’s OK soon). Short-stack is coming along nice I liker her at LB, although I find I wish her a notch faster acceleration or pace to seem more blistering. I want to see more of Sullivan, the way she turned with the ball and shook her defenders early in the match was great to see, and I wanna see more.

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