It has been really bad time for the US team after losing so many games (like with Denmark 5-3) casuing their winning streak to get stomped on… but thankfully the women’s side managed to end the Algarve cup on a high..
Womens us soccer team has beat Korea in their final game in the Algarve cup which now sees the US team finish 7th over all. Two goals were scored by Abby Wambach and with final killer blow from Heather O’reilly (this will be here 200th cap for the US national team which has only been reached nine times before ever in the US teams history) to finish of the game for the Korean side.
In this game O’reilly has proven just why she has reached her 200th cap.. in total she has scored 90 goals for the us team and with 50 assists to her name she is one of the best us players ever.
Through out the match it was the US that was the more dominant side with strong offensive attack against North Korea.
North Korea did put up a fight and did play quite well but could not match the pace of the us team who just were on the ball form the start not giving any room for the north korean side to get any chances in at all thanks to the us defense, when north Korea got hold of the ball it wasnt for long.
The us didn’t have that many chances themselves but it was the chances that they really shone.
11 minutes in the first of the US goals from a header Wamback made from a cross from Ali Krieeger who found all the space in the North Korean defense which is all she needed. and this must have been a big blow to North Korea’s confidence so early on. North Korea tried to chase the US but they struggled to really make anything happen and in the second half in the 58th minute we saw Wamback score again this time close range thanks to the efforts and a good pass from Lloyd from the left side.
Wambach can now boast 167 goals in total she has scored in her professional career.
O’reily finished the game off with a pass into the net after a good play from Krieger and LLoyd who help jar the defense open giving Oreilly all the time and space she needed to simply kick the ball into the net.
The us are set to play there next game on 6th April against China, most of the Us soccer players will in the meantime go back training with their club teams, many who are part of the NWSL will be back in training very soon as the next NWSL season kicks off again on April 12.