Sport Sports World Reacts To USWNT’s Dominant Win Over New Zealand
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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.
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.
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“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. “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.”
FINAL | Three points baby! Took care of business ✔️
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— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT)
USWNT vs. New Zealand odds, picks, predictions: Soccer expert reveals best bets for Tokyo Olympics 2021
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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!”
And we’re back….????????
Not a doubt in the world over here ladies! LFG!!!
— Lauren Holiday (@laurenholiday12)
Is the USWNT back? What went right (and what didn't) in Olympic soccer rout of New Zealand
With the humbling loss against Sweden still fresh in their memory, the USWNT players took a big step in setting things straight by trouncing New Zealand 6-1 in their second group match, all but securing a place in the Olympic quarterfinals.The goal had come in the ninth minute of the second game in Olympic Group G play, presenting the U.S. with its first lead of the tournament. It began with a forward header from veteran forward Carli Lloyd for which she paid the price of a bump on the noggin, followed by a vital controlling touch from midfielder Lindsey Horan that allowed winger Tobin Heath to control the ball and play it through a gap to Lavelle just inside the right of the box.
Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas had a similar reaction to the United States’ win over New Zealand, tweeting “Back in business.”
Back in business.
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas)
USWNT vs. New Zealand result: U.S. women pour on the goals, move into second place at Olympics
The U.S. women's national soccer team delivered the response everyone was expecting after their shocking 3-0 loss to Sweden. Now the USWNT is firmly in control of second place in Group G and can lock it up with a win or draw against Australia.The USWNT are now tied with Australia on points (three points), but it wins the tiebreaker on goal difference (+2 vs. Australia's -1). A win or draw against Australia will be enough to secure second place behind Sweden, which is flying. The Swedes followed up their 3-0 win over the USA with a 4-2 triumph over Australia.
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.”
Whether or not this was the dominant performance and style of play thewanted, the amount of goals scored should be enough to erase some doubt that Sweden introduced. They can go into Australia with more confidence than they came in with today, looking jittery at the start
— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr)
USWNT vs. Australia Live Stream: Watch Olympic Soccer Online, TV Channel, Time
The U.S. women's national team faces Australia in the final match of group play in Japan. View the original article to see embedded media.The U.S. women's national soccer team wraps up group play at the Olympics by facing Australia in Kashima, Japan, on Tuesday.The USWNT bounced back from a 3–0 defeat to Sweden by drubbing New Zealand 6–1 to claim its first three points in the competition. All it needs to guarantee itself of a second-place finish in the group is a draw, while a win would only send the U.S.
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.
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