The U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Workforce beat Colombia 3-0 Sunday at Snapdragon Stadium within the second worldwide pleasant between the opponents in a span of 4 days.
San Diego gamers made an impression on the match, and two of them achieved private milestones.
Forwards Mia Fishel, 22, a San Diego native who grew up 10 minutes from Snapdragon’s Mission Valley dwelling, and Jaedyn Shaw, 18, a younger star for San Diego Wave FC, scored their first profession worldwide objectives.
Workforce captain Lindsey Horan added one in all her personal on a volley as goalkeeper Casey Murphy earned her twelfth profession shutout and fifth of the yr.
Coming off Thursday’s scoreless draw between the 2 groups in Sandy, Utah, the U.S. was noticeably extra aggressive and stored a lot of the play in Colombia’s half, pinning the guests inside their defensive finish.
The chippy recreation featured 27 fouls from Colombia – plus 4 yellow playing cards – and 20 from the U.S., however the Individuals overcame the physicality to place the match away within the second half.
Among the finest probabilities of the primary half got here within the twenty first minute after an awesome run of mixture play that culminated with a robust shot on body from Wave ahead Alex Morgan close to the highest of the field.
The shot drew a one-handed save from goalkeeper Natalia Giraldo, however resulted in a hand damage that pressured Giraldo out. Longtime Colombian goalkeeper Sandra Sepúlveda changed her.
Colombia opened the second half with a pair of harmful makes an attempt within the forty seventh minute, however back-to-back saves by Murphy stored the U.S. in management.
The Individuals regained momentum as Horan got here near scoring with a free kick within the 51st minute. The breakthrough got here 5 minutes later when Shaw performed a brief nook to Emily Sonnett, who despatched a cross into the center for Fishel to complete with a header.
The U.S. struck once more rapidly, this time within the 62nd minute as defender Emily Fox despatched a cross from the correct wing towards the again put up for Horan, who completed with a volley to beat Sepúlveda low and into the left nook.
The aim was Horan’s fourth of the yr and the thirtieth of her worldwide profession. Horan additionally has 34 profession assists, making her the sixteenth participant in USWNT historical past to exceed each 30 worldwide objectives and 30 assists.
Youth took over on the group’s ultimate aim. Ahead Alyssa Thompson, 18, labored with Horan to power a turnover in Colombia’s defensive third and located fellow Shaw with a go simply contained in the field. She completed with a chip over the goalkeeper to attain her first profession aim.
At 18 years and 343 days of age, Shaw is the thirty second teenager to attain for the USWNT and the youngest participant to take action for the U.S. for the reason that 2016 Olympics.
Mallory Swanson (previously Pugh) scored then, additionally towards Colombia, on the age of 18 years and 102 days.
The group returns to motion to complete 2023 with a pair of worldwide friendlies towards China PR, on Dec. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after which once more Dec. 5 in Frisco, Texas.
The USA, which is 12-0-4 on the yr, will try to complete the yr with no loss in regulation time.