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USWNT bounces back with win over Spain


The U.S. Women’s National Team showed a short memory as they earned their first win of 2019.

In their first-ever meeting with Spain, Jill Ellis’ side earned a 1-0 win in Alicante thanks to a Christen Press winning goal.

After a scoreless first-half which saw neither goalie tested, second-half substitute Press netted the only goal of the match.

Press raced down the left flank and was able to slide a left-footed shot towards goal. A sliding effort by Spain centerback Irene Paredes almost cleared Press’ shot but the defender could only turn into her own goal.

Andrea Falcon and Alexia Putellas each had the best efforts for Spain later in the half, but was unable to beat Alyssa Naeher in the U.S. goal.

Alex Morgan also had efforts to add to the USWNT’s lead but Press’ goal would stand as the only tally of the evening.

Naeher made a pair of saves to earn the clean sheet.

The USWNT will next take part in the 2019 SheBelieves Cup which kicks off on Feb. 27th.


  1. Any sort of win on foreign soil is a good win, as all other teams would give anything to beat the USWNT in front of their home fans. Christen Press got the only goal here as she was finally able to close the deal. But the question remains, Will she ever be able to do it when the match counts for something??

    Spain’s WNT always amazes me that they can’t quality for the W/C. If you ever see them in the U-20 W/C, they look like world beaters. However, that success never seems to carry over to the Varsity.


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