USA Rolls Past Ireland 3-0 In Front Of 37,040 Fans At The Rose Bowl To Win First Match Of 2019 Victory Tour Presented By AllstateMatch Report
Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd Score All USA’s Goals in First Half;
USWNT Will Continue Victory Tour vs. Portugal on Aug. 29 in Philadelphia and Sept. 3 in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Goal Scoring Rundown:USA – Tobin Heath (Christen Press), 16th minute: Lloyd showed great strength to push through two defenders about 30 yards from the goal and poked the ball to Samantha Mewis, who spun with a few touches and then sent a pass wide left to Press. The Utah Royals forward lifted a first-time cross to the back post for the streaking Heath to run under and she headed home from closer range with the goalkeeper closing in. USA 1, IRE 0 [WATCH]
USA – Lindsey Horan (Samantha Mewis), 31st minute: Tobin Heath carried the ball from middle of the field into the right side of the penalty box before being turned back by a swath of defenders. She dropped the ball back to Mewis who drove a grass-cutter through the penalty area toward the left post where Horan beat her defender to tap the ball into the wide-open net. USA 2, IRE 0 [WATCH]
USA – Carli Lloyd (Kelley O’Hara), 41s minute: The U.S. worked the ball into the Ireland final third and then wide right to O’Hara. She created space against her defender to serve a cross into the middle of the box that Lloyd met between two defenders to loop an elegant header over the goalkeeper into the right side of the goal. USA 3, IRE 0 [WATCH] FINAL
The WNT improves to 13-0-0 all-time vs. Ireland.
Carli Lloyd’s goal was the 114th of her career. She has played in 282 games.
Lindsey Horan’s goal was her 4th 2019 and 11th of her career.
Samantha Mewis now has four assists in 2019, tying her for second on the team.
Christen Press recorded her team-leading eighth assist of the year.
Tobin Heath scored her sixth goal of 2019 and 31st of her career.
- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –
Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
Date: August 3, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Rose Bowl Stadium; Pasadena, Calif.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT
Weather: 82 degrees; clear skies
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 0 3
IRL 0 0 0
USA – Tobin Heath (Christen Press) 16th minute
USA – Lindsey Horan (Samantha Mewis) 31
USA – Carli Lloyd (Kelly O’Hara) 41
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher (18-Ashlyn Harris, 46); 5-Kelly O’Hara (14-Emily Sonnett, 46), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 3-Samantha Mewis (20-Allie Long, 60), 9-Lindsey Horan; 23-Christen Press (16-Rose Lavelle, 62) 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.) (11-Ali Krieger, 56), 17-Tobin Heath (22-Jessica McDonald, 46)
Substitutes not used: 21-Adrianna Franch, 12-Tierna Davidson, 6-Morgan Brian, 2-Mallory Pugh
Not Available: 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe
Head coach: Jill Ellis
IRL: 1-Marie Hourihan; 2-Heather Payne (20-Eabha O'Mahony, 69), 3-Harriet Scott, 4-Louise Quinn (18-Claire Walsh, 80), 5-Niamh Fahey, 7-Diane Caldwell, 9-Amber Barrett (12-Rianna Jarrett, 46), 11-Katie McCabe (capt.), 13-Jess Gargan, 15-Claire O'Riordan, 17-Niamh Farrelly
Substitutes not used: 16-Grace Moloney, 6-Alex Kavanagh, 8-Megan Connolly, 10-Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, 14-Lauren Dwyer, 19-Emily Whelan
Head coach: Tom O’Connor
Stats Summary: USA / IRL
Shots: 29 / 2
Shots on Goal: 9 / 0
Saves: 0 / 6
Corner Kicks: 16 / 2
Fouls: 3 / 2
Offside: 0 / 0
IRL – Harriet Scott 54th minute
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
4th Official: Karen ABT (USA)
Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd