The U.S. women’s national team took care of business once again Tuesday, besting Uzbekistan by a final score of 9-0 in the second of two friendlies between the sides.
Scoring got started in the first minute when Uzbekistan’s Kamila Zaripova scored an own goal to put the USWNT up 1-0 at Subaru Park in Pennsylvania. From there, Catarina Macario and Rose Lavelle each scored twice as six different players found the back of the net for the home team.
Among them was Trinity Rodman, who scored her first USWNT goal. She’s the 31st teenager to score a goal for the U.S. and the first since Tierna Davidson in 2018.
.@trinity_rodman gets her first goal for @USWNT 🔥She’s the first teenager to score for USWNT since 2018.via: @USWNT pic.twitter.com/VWN6KyPjN1— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) April 13, 2022
.@trinity_rodman gets her first goal for @USWNT 🔥She’s the first teenager to score for USWNT since 2018.via: @USWNT pic.twitter.com/VWN6KyPjN1
Others who found the back of the net include Mallory Pugh, Midge Purce and Ashley Sanchez.
In her first appearance in goal for the USWNT, Aubrey Kingsbury faced no shots, due in part to the stout defense that the team showed.
The team has one more international window in June, which will help players prepare for Concacaf World Cup qualifying in July. But while some observers have questioned the quality of the USWNT’s opponents up to those qualifiers, Lavelle feels as though the recent friendlies have proved beneficial.
“I think we’re going to face teams that sit in a low block in qualifiers, so I do think this is a good test for that,” Lavelle said. “I think the more time we get, the more fun it’s going to be and the more we’re going to be able to connect. I think there’s so many different people that we can go to, to step up in a big moment.”