USWNT victory tour rolls on with 8-0 win over Haiti

The USWNT Starting XI v. Haiti (Credit: US Soccer)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Press Release) – The World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team continued its Victory Tour with an 8-0 win against Haiti in front of a record crowd of 35,753 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The crowd was the largest ever for a stand-alone WNT match in the southeastern United States.

It only took 53 seconds for the U.S. to find the net as Kelley O’Hara took a short corner and crossed it in to Julie Johnston, who converted for the match’s first goal. The goal was one of five that would come for the WNT in the first half. Lloyd scored her first on a penalty kick in the 16th minute and one minute later Crystal Dunn put in her second goal in as many games after receiving a brilliant through ball from Megan Rapinoe. Lloyd would close out the half with two goals to complete her hat trick and in doing so became just the fifth American player with five international hat tricks (Hamm, Parlow, Wambach, Akers), three of which she has earned in the WNT’s last five games.

The USA continued to dominate possession and produced a number of chances in the second half. Amy Rodriguez converted the sixth goal of the game six minutes into the second frame, while Alex Morgan and Heather O’Reilly each tallied in the final five minutes of regulation to bring the WNT scoring total to eight and seal the win for the USA, which pushed its unbeaten streak at home to 100 consecutive games (88-0-12).

It will be a month before the WNT takes the field again when they will match up with Brazil for a pair of matches that continue the Victory Tour. The first match will be in the Pacific Northwest at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. on Oct. 20. After that the team will travel back across the country for the second match at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 25.

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Haiti
Date: Sept. 20, 2015
Competition: International Friendly – Victory Tour
Venue: Legion Field; Birmingham, Ala.
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 35,753
Weather: Hot, humid – 85 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        5 3 8
HAI                          0 0 0

USA – Julie Johnston (Kelley O’Hara)            1st minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)                             16
USA – Crystal Dunn (Megan Rapinoe)            17
USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn)                    22
USA – Carli Lloyd (Megan Rapinoe)               39
USA – Amy Rodriguez (Kelly O’Hara)            51
USA – Alex Morgan (Whitney Engen)            85
USA – Heather O’Reilly (Amy Rodriguez)      89

USA: 1-Hope Solo (21-Alyssa Naeher, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara, 19-Julie Johnston (6-Whitney Engen, 46), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 22-Meghan Klingenberg (9-Heather O’Reilly, 60); 25-Crystal Dunn, 14-Morgan Brian, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (7-Shannon Boxx,, 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe (11-Ali Krieger, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46); 13-Alex Morgan
Subs Not Used: 2-Sydney Leroux, 12-Lauren Holiday, 16-Lori Chalupny, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 20-Abby Wambach
Head coach: Jill Ellis

HAI: 12-Ednie Limage (capt.) (1-Jonie Gabriel, 90+1); 2-Soveline Beaubrun, 3-Jennifer Limage, 4-Clorene Rateau, 5-Sabine Chandler, 6-Kimberly Boulos, 7-Roselord Borgella (18-Kensia Destinvil, 46), 9-Nerilia Mondesir, 10-Betcheba Louis (21-Emeline Charles, 84), 16-Darline Radamaker (13-Zila Lafleur, 46), 17-Yvrose Gervil
Subs Not Used: 8-Sherly Jeudy, 19-Bencia Erleus, 20-Phisline Michel
Head coach: Shek Borkowski

Stats Summary: USA / HAI
Shots: 39 / 0
Shots on Goal: 19 / 0
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 10 / 0
Fouls: 6 / 12
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
HAI – Nerilia Mondesir (caution)          72nd minute

Referee: Margaret Domka (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Veronica Perez (USA)
4th Official: Kate Abt (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd


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