They’ve done it again! The USWNT are one of our greatest hopes at the Olympics, and in their opening match against New Zealand on Aug. 3 they showed the world how it’s done. They opened up their Rio 2016 campaign with a 2-0 win against the Kiwis, Alex Morgan was the hero and fans went wild!
The US didn’t waste any time getting 3 points on the board by seeing off a plucky New Zealand team, who despite their best defensive efforts, couldn’t hold out against the Americans. Carli Lloyd, 34, got things off to a flying start by scoring with a well-placed header in the 9-minute. Alex Morgan, 27, then finished off proceedings with a low-drilled, expertly placed shot that flew past the keeper at the near post.
Needless to say, American fans went wild on Twitter and a lot of the praise was aimed at Alex, who scored her 68th international goal and the 60th that the American team has ever scored at the Olympics. Impressive stuff, but what did the fans say?
— Jake Johnson (@Jake2J1Buckeye) August 3, 2016
— Katie McNeil (@thekatiemcneil) August 3, 2016
— Sean Saunders (@slawsaunders) August 3, 2016
— Megan Gratz (@MeGratz001) August 3, 2016
Only got to catch the final 20 mins, but the #USWNT looked very well organized in defense and was able to create several chances.
— Jason Bates (@jasonkbates) August 3, 2016
And if you haven’t seen Alex’s goal, it’s well worth a look below. Alex makes space for herself brilliantly, peeling off the defense and striking the ball low and past the New Zealand goalkeeper, who hasn’t got a chance. Great strike!
— FutMomento (@FutMomentoC) August 3, 2016
I love Alex Morgan more than I ever loved Taylor Swift, Emma Stone and Aubrey Plaza all put together.
— jeff blair (@jeffrohh) August 3, 2016
It was the perfect way for the US girls to start their Olympic campaign, and they showed exactly why they will be the team to beat. They were never really under threat, and in the end ran out to a comfortable 2-0 victory. Well done, ladies! Go get France in the second game on Aug. 6 and secure qualification!
HollywoodLifers, are you confident our women’s soccer team can repeat their World Cup success of 2015 and follow that up with gold at the Olympics?