HOUSTON – Sam Mewis scored within the 76th minute and the U.S. nationwide staff beat Portugal 1-0 within the Summer time Collection on Thursday night time.
The U.S. girls are undefeated in 40 straight matches, the third longest streak in staff historical past. The staff is undefeated in 54 video games on American soil.
Jamaica gained Summer time Collection opener 1-0 over Nigeria earlier Thursday at BBVA Stadium. The USA will play Jamaica on Sunday, following a match between Nigeria and Portugal.
The Individuals are utilizing their three exhibition matches within the Summer time Collection to assist put together for Tokyo Olympics.
“We have confronted all various kinds of opponents in preparation for this Olympics and I feel the type of play that we went up towards tonight is one thing we completely may see,” Christen Press stated. “I feel additionally simply going into the half scoreless and having to push for a aim, it begins to really feel as you get nearer to the Olympics that these are the forms of experiences that we actually need to have and need to reach.”
The beginning lineup Thursday included 9 gamers who began within the World Cup closing. Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath weren’t obtainable due to harm.
The Individuals have been surprisingly scoreless till Mewis broke via together with her header. It was her twenty second worldwide aim.
“I undoubtedly assume we’ve got larger expectations. I personally did not actually get sufficient of my pictures on the right track,” Mewis stated. “I feel all of us know that we could be a little bit extra medical in and across the field, and simply with our selections within the closing third and executing these pictures or possibilities on aim.”
Press served Mewis the ball on a nook for her fortieth help, changing into the 14th U.S. participant with 100 mixed targets and assists for her profession
Carli Lloyd appeared to attain a short while in a while a rebound off a free kick however it was dominated offside.
Ines Pereira made 9 saves in aim for Portugal.
“It was a great take a look at for us,” U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski stated. “I felt like we created sufficient alternatives to attain multiple aim. Two issues have been good: One, that we have been disciplined sufficient and did not give completely something away, which could be very optimistic as a result of in video games like this we all know how they’ll find yourself. And the second optimistic factor is that when once more we discovered a means.”
The USA has confronted Portugal 9 earlier occasions, successful the entire conferences.
Jamaica gained the opening match of the Summer time Collection, 1-0 over Nigeria earlier Thursday.
The USA performs Jamaica on Sunday, following a match between Nigeria and Portugal.
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