Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

US Beats Chile At Women's World Cup

US Beats Chile At Women's World Cup

She becomes the first person to score in six consecutive Women's World Cup games.

She added another on a header off a corner in the 35th minute for her 10th career World Cup goal, which moved her into third on the all-time US list behind Abby Wambach (14) and Michelle Akers (12). Jill Ellis swapped seven different players in her starting lineup on Sunday and made enough substitutions that every single field player has earned playing time through two matches-including 20-year-old Tierna Davidson (two assists) and 31-year-old Jessica McDonald, who both made their Women's World Cup debuts.

That took the 36-year-old Lloyd's tally in the tournament to three, and 10 overall in World Cups.

Chile lost its opener to Sweden 2-0.

11th minute. Goal. USA.

Julie Ertz bagged the USWNT's second goal in the 26th minute (WATCH HERE).

Now she has the first against Chile, followed by a hilarious troll of the people who complained about all that celebrating earlier in the week.

With the win, the USWNT cliched a spot in the knockout stage.

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When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile.

VAR handed the USA a chance to add to the scoreline with a penalty, but Lloyd failed to get her spot kick on frame and the Chilean defense held on to keep the Americans scoreless in the second half.

Spreading around the minutes also will keep some of the bench players happy and perhaps even bring the team together. I thought their spirit was magnificent, total credit to Chile.

"It's haunting me right now", Lloyd said.

Heading into the World Cup, Thailand was ranked No. 34 in the world.

It followed an early onslaught that had already seen the USA miss several clear-cut chances, including Lloyd hitting the post from close range with Paris St Germain's Endler then reacting quickest to deny the US striker from the rebound. As noted by my colleague Laurel Wamsley who attended the game in Paris's Parc des Princes stadium: "There were so many shots on the Chile goal, but they were stopped by Endler who had an incredible game. In 2019, it's past time we close the pay gap and ensure women get paid as much as men", Biden posted on Twitter.

A draw with rivals Sweden in Le Havre on Thursday would be enough for this confident United States of America outfit to top the group on goal difference, following the Swedes' 5-1 win over Thailand earlier on Sunday. The nation wraps up the group with a match against Thailand on Thursday in Rennes.

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