It didn’t take long for the U.S. women’s national team to assert its dominance in the final game of the Send-Off Series against Mexico. In a turn of events from the rainy affair on Thursday, the USWNT found the back of the net early in the rematch, scoring all of its goals in the first half of the 4-0 win to set the tone for the Olympics.
The scoring started in the sixth minute when Carli Lloyd sent a header to Lindsey Horan in the box. The midfielder ran onto the ball and hit a one-time volley over the head of Mexican goalkeeper Itzel González, sending the 27,758 fans in attendance to their feet.
This @LindseyHoran strike: Pure freaking class 🔥 pic.twitter.com/G16U1sC9f0— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 5, 2021
This @LindseyHoran strike: Pure freaking class 🔥 pic.twitter.com/G16U1sC9f0
From there, Lloyd notched one of her own off of a service from Crystal Dunn to put the USWNT up 2-0 inside 11 minutes.
We think she's pretty excited for her fourth Olympics 😏🇺🇸 Like a fine wine, @CarliLloyd! pic.twitter.com/lRTk8RKGjN— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 5, 2021
We think she's pretty excited for her fourth Olympics 😏🇺🇸 Like a fine wine, @CarliLloyd! pic.twitter.com/lRTk8RKGjN
A Reyna Reyes own goal gave the USWNT a 3-0 lead in the 37th minute before Tobin Heath scored once again, her second goal in as many games.
More of this in the second half, please and thanks @TobinHeath 👍 pic.twitter.com/3m0h91e2EP— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) July 5, 2021
More of this in the second half, please and thanks @TobinHeath 👍 pic.twitter.com/3m0h91e2EP
With the win, the USWNT extended its home win streak to 58 games. The team will travel to Tokyo and have two weeks off from competition before facing Sweden in the Olympic opener on July 21.