Rapinoe Converts a Penalty Kick in Both Halves After Fouls on Heath and Lavelle;
USA, France Set for Epic Quarterfinal Showdown in Paris on Friday, June 28 at 3 p.m. ET (FOX, Telemundo)
REIMS, France (June 24, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Spain 2-1 in front of 19,633 fans at Stade Auguste-Delaune to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In humid, 85-degree heat, the USA battled a physical Spain side that conceded two penalty kicks, both of which U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe swept home to earn the Americans the deserved win.
Next on the Schedule: The USA faces tournament host France in the Quarterfinals on Friday, June 28 at 3 p.m. ET at Parc des Princes in Paris.
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Goal Scoring Rundown:USA – Megan Rapinoe (Penalty Kick), 7th minute: Tobin Heath got on the end of a long Abby Dahlkemper pass over Spain’s backline on the right flank and raced past one defender before being brought down by Mapi León in the penalty area. On the ensuing spot kick, Rapinoe sent Spain goalkeeper Sandra Paños diving the wrong way while coolly placing her shot in the lower left corner for her second goal of the tournament. USA 1, ESP 0 [WATCH]
ESP – Jenni Hermoso (Lucía García), 9th minute: Garcia poked the ball away from Becky Sauerbrunn after an ill-advised outlet pass and the ball landed at the feet of Hermoso just outside the penalty arc. She took a few touches to set up her shot and then lifted the ball over a stranded Alyssa Naeher into the top right corner. USA 1, ESP 1 [WATCH]
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Penalty Kick), 76th minute: Rose Lavelle was fouled in the box while chasing down a bouncing ball. After the VAR confirmed the call, Rapinoe again stepped to the spot and sent a low drive past the outstretched hand of Sandra Paños into the lower left corner. USA 2, ESP 1 [WATCH] FINAL
Megan Rapinoe scored her second and third goals of the 2019 World Cup. She now has 47 in her career, which moves her into 13th place on the all-time U.S. scoring list past Julie Foudy and into a tie with Heather O’Reilly and Tisha Veturini for 12th place all-time.
The opening goal was the USA's fourth goal in the opening 15 minutes of this WWC. France, with three, the only other country with more than one goal in the opening 15 minutes of matches.
The U.S. is now 2-0-0 all-time against Spain.
Spain’s goal is the first the USA has conceded in World Cup play since the second half of the 2015 final against Japan – a span of 317 minutes. It is also the first goal the U.S. has conceded in its last eight games. The teams last concession came in its 5-3 win vs. Australia on April 4 – a span of 648 minutes.
The match against Spain tied Jill Ellis for most games coached in U.S. history with April Heinrichs (124). She will set the record against France on June 28 in Paris.
- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Spain
Date: June 24, 2019
Competition: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune; Reims, France
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local)
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
ESP 1 0 1
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Penalty Kick) 7th minute
ESP – Jennifer Hermoso (Lucia Garcia) 9
USA – Megan Rapinoe (Penalty Kick) 76
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis, 16-Rose Lavelle (9-Lindsey Horan, 89); 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan (10-Carli Lloyd, 85), 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) (23-Christen Press, 90+7)
Substitutes not used: 2-Mallory Pugh, 6-Morgan Brian, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Emily Sonnett, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 20-Allie Long, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Jessica McDonald
Head Coach: Jill Ellis
ESP: 13-Sandra Paños; 7-Marta Corredera, 4-Irene Paredes (capt.), 16-Maria Leon, 3-Leila Ouahabi; 6-Vicky Losada (22-Nahikari Garcia, 32), 14-Virginia Torrecilla (9-Mariona Caldentey, 84), 12-Patri Guijarro; 17-Lucia Garcia, 10-Jennifer Hermoso, 11-Alexia Putellas (21-Andrea Falcon, 78)
Substitutes not used: 1-Dolores Gallardo, 23-Maria Quiñones, 2-Celia Jimenez, 5-Ivana Andres, 8-Marta Torrejon, 20-Andrea Pereira, 15-Silvia Meseguer, 18-Aitana Bonmati, 19-Amanda Sampedro,
Head Coach: Jorge Vilda
Stats Summary: USA / ESP
Shots: 10 / 4
Shots on goal: 2 / 1
Saves: 0 / 0
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Fouls: 4 / 18
Offside: 2 / 2
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution) 37th minute
ESP – Irene Paredes (caution) 85
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Katalin Torok (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Anne-Marie Keighley (NZL)
Budweiser Woman of the Match: Megan Rapinoe