Carli Lloyd’s Two Goals Set Record as She Scores in Sixth Consecutive World Cup Match
Reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions’ USA earn their second win against Chile after recording a huge opening victory against Thailand.
Paris is a wonderful city made only more magical with the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. American soccer fans, draped in the USA Flag parade down the charming Parisian streets, celebrating the success of our USA team.
The U.S. Women’s National Team have succeeded in winning their second match in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a vibrant 3-0 victory against Chile. U.S. Soccer described the 45,594 fans at Parc des Princes as a “wildly pro-American crowd” and one certainly thrilled with the record-breaking performances of USA’s talented squad.
Carly Lloyd was the big star today, etching her name in the history books as the first woman to score in six consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup™ matches. Surrounded by her teammates in celebration, Lloyd deserved every moment of jubilation for her successes, scoring a majestic goal buried in the top right corner.
Midfielder Julie Ertz also earned a goal for our country with the help of our youngest platyer, 20-year-old defender Tierna Davidson, who earned two assists off of corner kicks.
U.S. head coach Jill Ellis is showing the world her calm and serene control of the talented roster.
Now retired Abby Wambach starred in the 2011 victory when the USA defeated Brazil in the Quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup — and the excitement of her heading the ball to score the tying goal in the 122nd minute was exuberant, today’s audiences seem even more captivated. There is greater support for women’s soccer than in recent years as TVs all across the world showcased the match, and cheering could be heard across the globe for the Red, White and Blue. There is a new crop of players who have captured the hearts of the young and old — and whose relentless talents and determination showcase the American spirit beautifully.
Today’s USA vs Brazil Goal Scoring Recap from U.S. Soccer:
USA – Carli Lloyd, 11th minute: A service from midfield into the Chile penalty area by Abby Dahlkemper was headed down by defender Su Helen Galaz and bounced to the top of the box, setting up perfectly for Lloyd to strike a fierce volley from 17 yards out into the left side of the goal. Lloyd got to the ball just a half step ahead of Julie Ertz who was also posted hit a strike on goal. USA 1, CHI 0 [WATCH]
USA – Julie Ertz (Tierna Davidson), 26th minute: Davidson sent her corner kick service from the right side to the near post with accuracy and pace. Ertz beat her defender and leapt to send a powerful header on frame that Endler, despite getting both hands on the ball, was unable to keep out of the upper right corner. USA 2, CHI 0 [WATCH]
USA – Carli Lloyd (Tierna Davidson), 35th minute: Another corner from the right side from Davidson was lofted to the top of the six-yard box where Lloyd’s perfectly timed run allowed her to get jump over a defender and send a thunder header down past the feet of Endler and into the center of the goal for her 10th career WWC score. USA 3, CHI 0 [WATCH] FINAL
Cool Notes from U.S. Soccer:
- While U.S. coach Jill Ellis made seven changes to the starting XI from last game, Julie Ertz also played a different position, moving to defensive midfielder from center back.
- The USA had three players make their World Cup debut: Jessica McDonald, Allie Long and Emily Sonnett.
- Carli Lloyd’s 10 World Cup goals move her into sole possession of third place on the USA’s all-time World Cup goal scorer list, behind only Michelle Akers (12) and Abby Wambach (14).
- Lloyd’s goals gave her scores in six consecutive World Cup matches dating back to the final four games of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, breaking the record of Germany’s Brigit Prinz who scored in five straight at the 2003 tournament in the USA.
- At 36 years 11 months, Lloyd is the oldest player to score more than once in a single Women’s World Cup game, overtaking Cristiane’s record set by the Brazilian in this year’s tournament against Jamaica (34 years, 25 days).
Up Next for USA:
The USA is in Group F and closes group play vs. Sweden in Le Havre on Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. ET
How to Catch the Action – Stream or Watch on TV:
Tune into Fox and FS1 or Telemundo and check out fuboTV.
Top Image Photo Credit: Shutterstock – Harrison, NJ – May 26, 2019: Carli Lloyd (10) of USA controls the ball during a friendly game against Mexico as preparation for Women’s World Cup on Red Bull Arena USA won 3 – 0.