For the second time in four days, the U.S. Women’s National team dominated South Korea, following Thursday’s 3-1 victory in New Orleans by defeating the same opponent 6-0 in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
Once Sam Mewis opened the scoring in the third minute the game became the proverbial Sunday stroll for the home team, as the U.S. sprinted out to a 4-0 first-half lead.
Mewis added the second goal in the 20th minute, Christen Press finished from an Alex Morgan assist in the 35th and Julie Ertz continued her spectacular goalscoring form when she made it four for the Yanks in first-half stoppage time.
Lynn Williams and Allie Long piled on second-half scores to set the final scoreline at 6-0 in a match that was as easy as the score implied.
The USWNT ups the ante in its final two games of 2017 when it faces Canada home and away. Matches against Canada often belie the “friendly neighbors to the north’ stereotypes and this two-game set figures to end the year on a much more competitive note for Jill Ellis and her side.
November 9, 2017 – 7 PM PT
WNT vs Canada BC Place; Vancouver, Canada
November 12, 2017 – 6 PM PT
WNT vs Canada Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 4 2 6
KOR 0 0 0
USA – Samantha Mewis (Abby Dahlkemper) 3rd minute
USA – Samantha Mewis 20
USA – Christen Press (Alex Morgan) 35
USA – Julie Ertz (Lindsey Horan) 45 +1
USA – Lynn Williams (Megan Rapinoe) 61
USA – Allie Long (Lindsey Horan) 83
USA: 24-Ashlyn Harris (18-Jane Campbell, 46); 11-Sofia Huerta, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (25-McCall Zerboni, 46), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 14-Casey Short (10-Carli Lloyd, 64); 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis (20-Allie Long, 46); 12-Lynn Williams, 13-Alex Morgan (19-Crystal Dunn, 46), 23-Christen Press (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46)
Subs not used: 5-Kelley O’Hara
Head coach: Jill Ellis
KOR: 1- KANG Gaae (21-KIM Minjung, 68); 8-CHO Sohyun (capt.), 19-KIM Hyeyeong (12-YOO Younga, 63), 6-PARK Chorong (2-LEE Eunmi, 46), 17-JANG Seulgi; 13-JI Sunmi, 22-HAN Chaerin (18-SON Hwayeon, 52), 9-JEON Gaeul (14-MOON Mira, 56), 7-LEE Mina, 23-JANG Chang (15-LEE Sodam, 46); 11-LEE Geummin
Subs not used: 20-KIM Hyeri, 3-SHIN Damyeong, 4-SEO Hyunsook; 10-JI Soyun, 16-CHOE Yuri
Head coach: YOON Dukyeo
Stats Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 18 / 9
Shots on Goal: 10 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 10 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 16
Offside: 4 / 1
USA – Lynn Williams (caution) 68th minute