New Zealand vs USA – Soccer Match Report – January 20, 2023 – ESPN

Auckland, New Zealand — Rose Lavelle Scored a couple of goals United States Women’s National Team to beat New Zealand 5-0 in an exhibition on Saturday.

Ashley Hatch, Mallory Swanson and Taylor Cornick Also scored for the US at Auckland’s Eden Park Stadium. It was the second of two games between the teams as they prepare for this summer’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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Swanson scored twice in the U.S.’s 4-0 win in Wellington on Wednesday. The former Mallory Pugh took the last name of Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson when they married in December.

The game against New Zealand capped the US team’s January training camp. The trip was strategic for the Americans, who will play all of their World Cup group stage games in New Zealand.

The announced crowd of 12,721 was the largest ever for a New Zealand women’s game. Alex Morgan A late scratch was caused by the lower part of the leg. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Hatch, who scored his fifth international goal in the 22nd minute. Trinity Rodman Get help.

Lavelle, wearing the captain’s armband, scored in the 39th minute. After Swanson added a rebound goal in the 53rd minute, Lavelle scored the second goal in the 74th minute. Korniek scored the last goal with a header.

The teams have met 21 times overall, with the U.S. dominating the series 19-1-1.

America was without 2022 year players Sophia Smith Due to leg injury. Megan Rapinoe He also did not travel with the team due to a knee injury.

Lindsay HoranAfter playing her first match against New Zealand, she returned to France to play with her club team Lyon.

The Americans had an uncharacteristically shaky end to 2022, losing three of four games. The team will return home next month for the SheBelieves Cup. Canada, Brazil and Japan They are also participating in the competition.

The World Cup starts on July 20. The title match will be played on August 20 in Sydney. The United States has won its third straight World Cup and will be looking for a third consecutive title.

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