EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christen Press scored a pair of objectives, Samantha Mewis and Tobin Heath additionally scored, and the U.S. girls beat Mexico 4-0 on Thursday night time.
The U.S. prolonged its unbeaten streak to 43 video games, matching the second-longest undefeated run in staff historical past, within the first of two Olympic send-off matches in opposition to Mexico.
The Individuals prolonged their profitable streak in opposition to Mexico to 14 video games and improved to 38-1-1 total. The lone U.S. loss within the sequence was a 2010 World Cup qualifier.
Mewis scored within the twenty first minute off a go from older sister Kristie Mewis, and the pair celebrated with a chest bump. Heavy rain started shortly thereafter.
Kristie Mewis was just lately named to the Olympic roster, the one participant going to Tokyo who wasn’t a part of the squad that gained the World Cup in 2019.
Press tapped in a go from Samantha Mewis within the thirty ninth minute.
Heath hadn’t performed since December whereas recovering from accidents. She entered within the second half — then scored on her first contact within the 74th minute.
Press added her fifth purpose of the yr and 63rd of her worldwide profession within the eighty fifth minute. She has been immediately concerned in 36 objectives in her final 36 video games with the nationwide staff.
Mexico didn’t qualify for the Olympics. The U.S. and Canada will symbolize CONCACAF in Tokyo.
Monica Vergara was named Mexico’s coach in January, changing into the primary lady to guide the staff.
The groups meet once more Monday at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, the final U.S. match earlier than Tokyo, the place it opens the Olympic event on July 21 in opposition to Sweden.
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