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The After Bar – USWNT 4 – Scotland 1

The United States women's national team made new coach Tom Sermanni's debut a happy one cruising to a 4-1 win over Scotland. In front of over 18,500 in Jacksonville, Florida the Lady Nats opened 2013 and began their run up to next month's Algarve Cup.

A more impressive debut, though, was Christen Press, the 2010 Herman Trophy winner from Stanford, bagged two goals. Shannon Boxx and Sydney Leroux added to the score line as well. 

The USWNT also happily welcomed back defender Ali Krieger out since last year's Olympic qualifying tournament with an ACL injury. 

USA will face Scotland Again on Wednesday, February 13 in Nashville, Tennessee, with a live ussoccer.com stream at 7 p.m. CT.

Highlights:

 

Post-Match Quotes/Reaction:

 

Analysis from some of women's soccer's best writers:

Richard Farley (NBC Sports) – “Assessing the aftermath of Christen Press's bombshell debut”

Richard Farley (NBC Sports) – “What we learned from the U.S.'s win over Scotland”

Mike McCall (Sports Illustrated) – “Krieger's return sparks U.S. by Scotland in Sermanni's debut”

Jess Fainberg (Equalizer Soccer) – “U.S. down Scotland, 4-1, Press with brace”

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