United States vs. Paraguay – Football Match Report – September 16, 2021

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The United States women’s nationwide crew totally outclassed Paraguay in a 9- friendly acquire in Cleveland on Thursday night, with Carli Lloyd netting five aims in a runaway victory for Vlatko Andonovski’s side.

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The match marked the start of U.S. legend Lloyd’s farewell tour, with the veteran ahead playing four matches with the national staff just after saying her retirement in August.

Lloyd bought the start and instantly handed the U.S. the guide with a glancing header from a corner kick before firing in from close variety to stake the People in america to a 2- benefit prior to the 5-minute mark.

Paraguay dug in to temperature the U.S. tension and did effectively for the next 20 minutes until finally Andi Sullivan tapped household at the back again write-up and Lloyd included two more to get to 4 on the night and stake the Americans to a 6- guide at the break.

Carli Lloyd of the United States celebrates after scoring a objective against Paraguay in a friendly. Getty Photos

The U.S. begun the next half the way it finished the initial — scoring plans — with Sullivan netting her second from a set piece with a flicked-on header that defeat Paraguay keeper Cristina Recalde at her significantly post.

Lloyd then extra her fifth aim of the night, outjumping the Paraguay protection to electricity a header from a corner kick past Recalde to set the U.S. eight aims to the good.

Tobin Heath, who joined Arsenal in the Women’s Tremendous League this summer, came off the bench to rating the ninth of the night for the U.S., settling a very long ball around the leading of the Paraguay protection and very easily slotting residence.

The match was the U.S. women’s very first return to motion because profitable the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer months.

Paraguay and the U.S. will enjoy one more helpful on Sept. 21 at TOL Stadium, the new dwelling for Big League Soccer side FC Cincinnati.