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U.S. superstar Carli Lloyd leads the USA to victory against South Korea
Hosts the Under-23 Women’s National Team played South Korea in a Soccer friendly at Bank of America Stadium. USA is playing the final match of their tour after finishing the five match Korea Rinnaie 2018 Cup 2-1 and won each match with a clean sheet. USA takes on the Notia Asian Cup trophy-winning Mexico team on Saturday at Ynares Stadium for the second straight year and will finish the China Series 3-0. USA Coach, Jill Ellis, will have an interesting weekend. On Saturday, USA plays Mexico and will still be able to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. More importantly for Ellis, USA can surpass the 1999 Women’s World Cup record of 22 games unbeaten. After the Mexico match, the USA will play Republic of Ireland at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Lloyd is making the last match of her career in style. After scoring 17 goals this year, Lloyd scored a brace in USA’s 7-0 thrashing of South Korea. She is hoping to cap off a historic career with some hardware at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She won her first ever gold medal with the U.S. at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
As these two teams prepare for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann is looking to bring the title home for the first time in 20 years. He’s set to sign a contract extension that will keep him as USA’s head coach until the 2021 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
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