Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christen Press scored one more goal and the United States drew Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio, giving Vlatko Andonovski a victory in their first match as a substitute. head coach.
The United States is 19-1-3 2019 and has a series of 22 unbeaten matches.
The United States prevailed early in the friendly, as Lloyd passed in the third minute from Christen Press with a right-footed shot from the middle of the box and sent the ball past goalkeeper Hedviq Lindahl into the bottom right corner. The press watched for the 28th minute, forging a pair of defenders with fancy footsteps and burying a ball from Lindsey Horan for her 50th goal in an international competition.
The press is only the 11th American to reach that milestone.
"We know what we want to do, and I think we did a good job of defending the game defensively," Andonovski said. "The only thing I thought we could do better, and we did that in the second half, was to push the block a little higher from the middle to the high block. We succeeded when we did the thing. Obviously, it will only take a moment to adjust the time, angle and approach to all players. "
Three minutes later, Lloyd found the back of the net again with a right-footed shot right inside the penalty area, escaping Tobin Heath's cross.
Lloyd, who has 22 goals with many goals, has 120 international goals and led the United States in scoring this year with 15 goals.
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