The After Bar – USWNT 3 – Scotland 1
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Abby Wambach got her 200th cap and her 153rd international goal to lead the United States women's national team to a 3-1 victory in the “second leg” in a pair of friendlies versus Scotland. Megan Rapinoe added a first half goal and Christine Press followed up her impressive Lady Nats debut with another goal in the second half in front of over 14,000 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wambach's goal puts her juve five behind Mia Hamm's career record, a mark the Rochester, New York native is sure to break this year. Press became the only USWNT player to score three goals in her first two matches. Lastly, super-sub Sydney Leroux made her first career start for the women.
Next up, the USWNT travel to Portugal in late February for the prestigious women's tournament, the Algarve Cup, where they will face Sweden, China, and Iceland in their opening group starting on March 6th.
Abby Wambach's 200th Career Cap (Studio 90):
Analysis from some of women's soccer's best writers:
Richard Farley (NBC Sports): “What we learned from the United States' latest 3-1 win over Scotland”
Jeff Kassouf (Equalizer Soccer): “Wambach scores number 153, in 200th cap, as US downs Scotland”
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