The U.S. Women’s National Team wrapped up an entertaining and successful week as it defeated New Zealand with a combined score of 8-1 in a two-game set of friendlies on Sept. 15 in Commerce City, Colorado and on Sept. 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
With a week of trainings, hotel stays, traveling and two productive match days, the U.S. WNT took to social media to share some of the best moments of camp life, connect with fans and shed a light on just what goes on during a WNT camp.
Below we highlight the best social media moments of the week:
Once the entire squad made its way into Denver, it was time to hit the weight room and get things started in the Mile High City.
The first few days of camp were special for both Lindsey Horan (Golden) and Mallory Pugh (Highlands Ranch), who both hail from the Denver area.
But it wasn’t only just Horan and Pugh that were basking in the joy of being home, as almost the entire WNT roster “took over” with banners hanging downtown all along 16th Street Mall, making Denver the official home of the WNT for a few days.
You + Us + 16th Street Mall.— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 13, 2017
Denver, we've taken over.🚏 pic.twitter.com/guvObYyjDq
On the night before the match, defender Sofia Huerta received some pretty cool news when it became official that FIFA had approved U.S. Soccer’s request for a change of association, making the Boise, Idaho, native immediately available for selection for the USA.
Today has been surreal. Thank you @ussoccer_wnt for the opportunity to make this switch! 🇺🇸— Sofia Huerta (@schuerta) September 14, 2017
As game day approached, it all became about defender Kelley O’Hara, who was set to make her 100th appearance for the USA. With the USA winning 3-1 front of a near-sellout crowd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, it was an overall celebratory evening for one of the WNT’s most dynamic players as she reached an important milestone. And it also was a day of new beginnings for Huerta, who earned her first cap for the Red, White and Blue.
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Following the USA’s 3-1 win vs. New Zealand on Friday, Sept. 15, U.S. WNT forward Alex Morgan, who scored against New Zealand in Colorado, and defender Kelley O’Hara hosted a 20-minute Facebook Live chat to discuss the previous night, their favorite memory together, what’s on their playlist and much more.
Missed their Facebook chat? Watch it right here:
With a win on the resume, it was time to pack up and make the trip to the Queen City, home of WNT midfielder Rose Lavelle for the second of the two-game series between the USA and New Zealand.
And on Sept. 19 with 30,596 fans in the stadium, Cincinnati SHOWED UP.
Five incredible goals later and the WNT has now upped its 2017 record to 9-3-0, as four more friendlies remain in the fall schedule.
Cincinnati, you are the best. So much love for this city. Always special coming home, but tonight was unforgettable. Thank you!!!— Rose Lavelle (@roselavelle) September 20, 2017