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The United States Women's National Team Defeat Mexico 3-0 and Will Defend Their World Cup Title In The Upcoming 2019 Women World Cup in France Next June…!
HARRISON,NJ(SMI-SPORTS,05.26.19)-The United States Women's national team defeated Mexico 3-0, in final FIFA friendly's match of the last three send-off series with a sold out crowd of 26,332 fans and during a Sunday Memorial's Day weekend noon game, in preparation to defend their world cup crown at the 2019 Women World Cup France that will begin on June 11, 2019 at RedBulls Stadium in Harrison, NJ.
The USWNT with today's 3-0 victory over Mexico, closed-out its 3 game series preparation phase for the 2019 Women World Cup France after previously defeating South Africa by the same score of 3-0 on May 12, blanking New Zealand 5-0 on May 16 and finishing the 2019 year with 6-1, overall record.
The US looked very solid on the field from start to finish on defense, midfield but a little conservative on the offensive attack in the first half. The midfield kept its consistancy on in controling the ball and passing it to its forwards Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan who tried to create some goal opportunities against the Mexico's goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago during the first half.
The US opened the score very early in the game through a error committed by Mexican's goalkeeper Santiago, in trying to pass the ball to her defender inside the 18", the ball was intercepted by USWNT's forward Tobin Heath, who evaded a defender and kicked a hard-shot leftfooted into the net of Mexico's lower right pole, placing the US in front 1-0 over Mexico and scoring the only goal of the half.
In the second half, the USWNT's head coach Jill Ellis, made three key subtitutions with the entrance of Christian Press, Carli Lloyd and Adriana Franch, that worked perfectly, reinforcing the offensive attack and creating more goal opportunities against the Mexico's goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago the rest of the game.With the addition of these players, the team looked stronger and more effective, they looked like real defending champions that these ladies got us used to see them playing, despite the hot sunny temperatures over the stadium.
The US increased their lead to 2-0 at the 76' minute through Mallory Pugh,
when Carli Lloyd who received a pass from midfield on breakaway to the leftside field corner and centered a lower shot inside 18' finding Pugh who tap the ball into the net for the second goal of the game and placing the US 2-0 over Mexico.
The the third goal came once again from bench at the 88' minute through USWNT's offensive player Christen Press, who received a quick pass outside the short area(18') from Julie Ertz, evading two defenders and scoring with a hard kicked lower leftfooted from inside the 18" to sealed United Stated victory of 3-0, over Mexico.
The United States Women's National team is currently ranked #1 in the world by FIFA and are the current World Cup champions for winning the last world cup in 2015. They are paired in the Group F along Sweeden, Chile and Thailand and will defend their crown in their opening match against Thailand in Auguste Delaune Stadium, Reims, France on June 11, 2019 at Women World Cup in France.The US had won three world cup titles (1991, 1999
& 2015) and they look very promising to repeat.