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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.

Utah Royals FC’s Rachel Corsie called up to Scotland national team for World Cup

SALT LAKE CITY – Defender Rachel Corsie has been named to Scotland’s final roster for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, which begins June 7 on FOX 13.

Corsie led Scotland to its first World Cup ever after finishing on top of Group 2 in UEFA qualifying last year.

“It is beyond imagination and truly something that is the greatest privilege,” Corsie said. “It is the highlight of my career to be selected to represent Scotland at a World Cup and I’m so proud of every player who has been involved to get us there. I hope that every one of us can enjoy the experience as much as possible and we do everyone back home and in the stands proud too.”

Corsie has 16 goals in 108 caps for Scotland’s senior team, which will open Group D action against England on June 9 before facing Japan and Argentina.

This season, Corsie hasn’t missed a minute for the Royals, who sit in second place in the NWSL at 3-1-0.

“Corsie plays a big role on and off the field for the Scottish National Team in this historic trip to the World Cup,” Utah Royals FC General Manager Stephanie Lee said. “She is smart, determined and hardworking – We look forward to seeing her on the world stage this summer.”

Joining Corsie in France will be the trio of Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press and Becky Sauerbrunn, who will take the field for the U.S. women’s national team.

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.

Utah Royals FC defender, Katie Bowen, invited to her third World Cup with New Zealand

SANDY, Utah — The Utah Royals FC is undefeated in the early days of the National Women’s Soccer League, but some of the best players will soon be unavailable to play.

Stars Christen Press, Kelly O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn will leave soon to train with the US Women’s National Team to prepare for the World Cup.

Royals defender Katie Bowen will also leave soon for World Cup practice.

She’s been invited to her third World Cup with the New Zealand National Team.

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