The 2015 World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team resumed its Victory Tour with a dominant 6-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago at the Alamodome.
California-born forward Christen Press recorded her third career hat trick, scoring all three goals in the second half after coming on in the 60th minute for Alex Morgan, who scored her 56th career goal on a breakaway in the 52nd minute.
Diamond Bar, Ca native Alex Morgan was instrumental in the first U.S. goal as she collided with the T&T goal keeper. Replays indicate that Morgan met the keeper with her studs up, but the referee awarded a penalty to the U.S. and Carli Lloyd duly dispatched the chance.
Lindsey Horan added the final tally. It was Horan’s first international goal at the senior level. Horan also notched two assists in what was a very impressive outing for the 21 year old from Colorado. Throughout the game Horan was a constant threat to the opposition. Her all around game is expansive, and she released some truly majestic long passes to open up the field and switch the point of attack.
The USA controlled the match from the start, out-shooting Trinidad & Tobago 29-1. Trinidad’s goalkeeper Kimika Forbes kept her side in the match with 11 saves, most coming in the first half.
In the second half, the three 60th minute subs – Press, Ali Krieger and Stephanie McCaffrey – sparked the U.S. attack as all immediately contributed.
Forward Abby Wambach made her 253rd appearance, coming on in the 76th minute for Carli Lloyd. Wambach now has two games left in her legendary career and the USA will bid farewell to the world’s all-time leading scorer Dec. 16 in New Orleans against China PR.
With the win, the WNT extended its unbeaten home streak to 103 games (90-0-13).