The U.S. youth national team got off to a strong start Thursday at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, taking down Ghana to open the tournament.
Ally Sentnor, Alyssa Thompson and Michelle Cooper all scored in the team’s 3-0 win. Cooper, who is captain of the USYNT for the tournament, scored the squad’s first goal of the World Cup in the game’s 12th minute.
THERE IT IS! 🇺🇸🤩Michelle Cooper scores the first goal for the @USYNT in the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Jc85BtShs6— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 11, 2022
THERE IT IS! 🇺🇸🤩Michelle Cooper scores the first goal for the @USYNT in the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Jc85BtShs6
Ghana had no answer for the United States, which moves to the top of Group D with three points. The team also will face the Netherlands on Aug. 14 and Japan on Aug. 17, with both games set to air at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2.
The tournament started Wednesday with some highlight-reel goals and continues through Aug. 28.
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