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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) extended their unbeaten streak to 42 games after they beat Nigeria 2-0 on Wednesday at the newly opened Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Christen Press and Lynn Williams scored the winning goals for USWNT who has an impressive 9-0-1 record at home this year.
Press scored in the second minute of first-half stoppage time and Williams scored in the fourth minute of extra time in the second half
Nigerian goalie Tochukwu Oluehi played superbly in almost all parts of the game until the two American players scored their respective goals.
The game is important for the USWNT since coach Vlatko Andonovski will use it as a basis for his roster of 18 players and four alternates for the Tokyo Olympics.
To prepare his team for the Olympics, USWNT is set to play Mexico in East Hartford, Conn., on July 1 and July 5 in the final matches before opening the Olympic tournament on July 21 vs. Sweden.
The Q2 Stadium is a $260 million 20,500-seat home of Austin FC, the Major League Soccer expansion team that makes its home debut against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

 

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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