Press once as US beats Australia 3
USA’s Christen Press (23) celebrates her goal against Australia with Lauren Holiday (12) during FIFA Women’s World Cup second half soccer action in Winnipeg on Monday, June 8, 2015. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi. team facing controversy. And embattled goalkeeper Hope Solo saved four shots on goal, including a pair in the first 15 minutes by the hard charging Matildas.
Lisa De Vanna had tied the score midway through the first half for No. 10 Australia, which kept the United States for the opening hour.
"A little bit choppy. I think you could tell we were a little bit nervous," Rapinoe said. "But we settled in a bit and we were able to get some goals. coach Pia Sundhage. They finish group play on June 16 against Nigeria, which played to a physical and somewhat surprising 3 3 tie with Sweden in the opener of Monday’s doubleheader. star forward Alex Morgan, sidelined by a bone bruise in her left knee, entered in the 79th minute in her first game action with April 11 with her Portland club.
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The Americans, who won the title in 1991 and ’99, improved to 5 0 2 in World Cup openers and 23 0 2 in all matches against Australia. The game was televised in prime time back home, where large numbers of fans tuned in last year for the men’s World Cup in Brazil.
"Couldn’t be prouder to have the women of Team USA representing us in stars, stripes, and shin guards. Good luck," Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted.
In the absence of the 25 year old Morgan, 35 year old Abby Wambach and Canada born Sydney Leroux started up top against the No. 10 Matildas, whose best World Cup
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While the American women have won three straight Olympic gold medals, the third World Cup title has eluded them. They lost the 2011 final to Japan on penalty kicks. prosecutors allege involves more than $150 million in bribes. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who is not at the tournament, announced last week that he plans to resign.
"That was a long time ago. coach Jill Ellis said. "She’s been a fantastic player and teammate. None of that has even resonated with us, and I’m sure many of the players aren’t aware of it."
Asked whether it was it difficult to maintain concentration, Solo responded: "I’m perfectly focused."
She was tested in the fifth minute, when she tipped Emily Van Egmond’s shot off the crossbar and over. She made another save on Michelle Heyman in the 13th.
"Hope came up absolutely huge for us," Rapinoe said. "At least three saves that no one else in the world could make."
Rapinoe’s kick from the top of the penalty area deflected off an Australia’s Laura Alleway past goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri.
But De Vanna tied it when she slotted the ball inside the near post for her 36th goal in 100th international appearance appears
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