•   
  •   
  •   

Sport Sports World Reacts To USWNT’s Dominant Win Over New Zealand

02:57  25 july  2021
02:57  25 july  2021 Source:   thespun.com

Who will win gold in Olympics soccer? Odds, favorites, best bets to win 2021 women's tournament in Tokyo

  Who will win gold in Olympics soccer? Odds, favorites, best bets to win 2021 women's tournament in Tokyo The oddsmakers confirm what everyone knows: The U.S. women's national soccer team is the favorite to win the Olympic gold in Tokyo. But just because there's a clear-cut front-runner, that doesn't mean there aren't interesting ways to bet the women's Olympic soccer tournament.U.S. sportsbooks have the USWNT between -165 and -185 to win, when it's rare for any team to be at minus money in the lead-up to an international soccer tournament. There's no denying the U.S. women are dominant — they are unbeaten in 44 straight matches entering the Olympics — but tournament soccer can be unpredictable, especially in the single-elimination knockout rounds.

After dropping its opening match at the Tokyo Olympics, the United States women’s national team responded on Saturday with a statement win over New Zealand.

Alex Morgan celebrates with Christen Press. © Provided by The Spun Alex Morgan celebrates with Christen Press.

The USWNT managed to score six goals against New Zealand, as Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Christen Press and Alex Morgan all found the back of the net. The Football Ferns also contributed a pair of own goals to the U.S. total.

Following the win on Saturday, Crystal Dunn addressed the team’s mindset heading into its second match for the Tokyo Olympics. Of course, the USWNT wanted to erase the bad memories from its loss to Sweden.

Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia

  Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with AustraliaSYDNEY (Reuters) -New Zealand will pause its quarantine-free travel arrangement with Australia for at least eight weeks starting Friday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, as Australia fights an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta virus variant.

“Sweden was a very good team and we didn’t play our best, and when you do that up against a top opponent, they’re going to punish you,” Dunn said, via ESPN. “So that wasn’t our best performance. I think we came into Game 2 knowing that we don’t go from being a really great team two days ago to not being a great team anymore.”

Former USWNT midfielder Lauren Holiday liked what she saw from this year’s group on Saturday.

“And we’re back,” Holiday wrote. “Not a doubt in the world over here ladies. LFG!”

Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas had a similar reaction to the United States’ win over New Zealand, tweeting “Back in business.”

Although this year’s squad still has some issues to correct, today’s win should give them some confidence heading into their matchup with Australia.

Whether or not this was the dominant performance and style of play the USWNT wanted, the amount of goals scored should be enough to erase some doubt that Sweden introduced,” Caitlin Murray said. “They can go into Australia with more confidence than they came in with today, looking jittery at the start.”

The USWNT will face Australia in their final matchup for Group G on Tuesday.

We’ll find out then if the USWNT can keep this momentum going.

The post Sports World Reacts To USWNT’s Dominant Win Over New Zealand appeared first on The Spun.

7/29 AM newsletter .
7/29

usr: 0
This is interesting!