That's a lot better.
On Saturday, the United States women
team easily defeated New Zealand
, likely avoiding early elimination from the tournament.
Goals were scored by Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Christen Press, and Alex Morgan, and the US won 6-1 thanks to two New Zealand own goals.
The defending World Cup champions, who are ranked first in the world, had four goals disallowed in the first half due to offsides calls, but still dominated their 22nd-ranked opponents.
The Americans put behind them their disastrous 3-0 group-opening loss to Sweden
, as well as the potential embarrassment of their earliest Olympic
The United States is not yet out of the woods, but it appears to be on the mend.
The team only needs a draw against Australia
on Tuesday to finish second in their group and advance to the knockout
round, though they could also advance as a third-place finisher.
Some of the objectives are as follows:
pic.twitter.com/bHIo6r2C3O — US Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 24, 2021
Those @LindseyHoran headers are a thing of beauty @NBCOlympics pic.twitter.com/pV4c70aXoB — United States Women's National Team (@USWNT) July 24, 2021
Alex Morgan scored the #USWNT's fifth goal before the own goal (via @NBCOlympics) pic.twitter.com/AIvfgCv2ht — Planet Ftbol (@si_soccer) July 24, 2021
Christen Press adds another for #TeamUSA as they cruise to victory over New Zealand (via @NBCOlympics) pic.twitter.com/Q91MjbOOV9 — Yahoo Sports
(@YahooSports) July 24, 2021
The victory was greeted with jubilation by both fans
They're back, but I'm not sure if the US Women's National Team ever left — Cristina Alexander (@CrisAlexESPN) July 24, 2021
FT USWNT 6:1 New Zealand. Solid rebound game for the US, which will need a tie or win vs Australia on Tuesday to finish second in the group (though they could still advance if they finish third.) — Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) July 24, 2021
Now if only we could stay on sides... — susana pacheco (@pacheco1301) July 24, 2021