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US women’s soccer takes down New Zealand, 5-0

US women’s soccer takes down New Zealand, 5-0

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. women’s national team defeated New Zealand 5-0 Thursday night in the second of three Send-off Series games before the 2019 Women’s World Cup begins next month in France.

Utah Royals FC players Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn started for the U.S. while defender Katie Bowen started for New Zealand.

Forward Christen Press came on as a substitute for the U.S. in the 73rd minute.

Tobin Heath opened the scoring for the U.S. in the 35th minute, tapping home a cross from Megan Rapinoe.

 

that @mPinoe cross 🔥
that @TobinHeath finish 👌#SendOffSeries pic.twitter.com/mQ186D7fL4

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 17, 2019

Rose Lavelle scored her seventh goal for the national team in the 40th minute, getting her redirection to sneak in under the crossbar.

we’re sure of it. these two have that magical connection and we’re here for it.@LindseyHoran ➡@roselavelle pic.twitter.com/AJ2ZWmsUqF

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 17, 2019

Carli Lloyd made it 3-0 with her first touch of the game in the 61st minute, collecting a pass from Heath inside the penalty area and slotting the ball past the goalkeeper and inside the right post.

Subs in, scores seconds later. @CarliLloyd with her fourth goal in three consecutive games 🔥pic.twitter.com/6WtKFxnEZw

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 17, 2019

Lloyd added a second goal in the 83rd minute and Samantha Mewis made it 5-0 just one minute later.

Make that 🖐🏼 goals for @CarliLloyd in her last three games. It’s her world and we’re living in it. pic.twitter.com/K0AbqI0Bnh

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 17, 2019

The U.S. will take on Mexico on May 26 in New Jersey in its final warm-up game before heading to France for the World Cup.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup can be seen here on FOX 13, beginning June 7.

The U.S. will open its World Cup campaign against Thailand on June 11 at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

3 Utah Royals called up to US national team for Women’s World Cup

SALT LAKE CITY – Three Utah Royals FC players have been called up to the U.S. national team for the upcoming Women’s World Cup in France, which can be viewed on FOX 13, beginning June 7.

Defenders Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn will be making their third World Cup appearance while forward Christen Press will be appearing in her second World Cup.

O’Hara has 115 caps and two goals for the national team while Sauerbrunn has 155 caps. Press has scored 47 goals in 113 caps.

The U.S. opens the group stage of the tournament on June 11 against Thailand at 1 p.m. MDT in Reims, France.

Along with Thailand, the U.S. will face Chile on June 16 in Paris and Sweden on June 20 in Le Havre, France, in Group F action.

Teams across the National Women’s Soccer League will be missing players, as eight of the league’s nine teams will lose at least one player.

The Portland Thorns, North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars will each lose four while the Royals and Orlando Pride will lose three. Reign FC and Washington Spirit will be missing two players each while Sky Blue FC will lose one.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup runs from June 7 through July 7 and be seen here on FOX 13.

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