The U.S. women’s soccer team kept its unbeaten 2018 record intact on Thursday night with a 1-0 win over China in an international friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Following a scoreless first half, two-time Olympian Alex Morgan scored in the 57th minute, connecting with a Megan Rapinoe free kick, to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead. It was all the Americans would need to improve to 6-0-1 thus far in 2018.
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The goal was Morgan’s 86th in her 142nd cap. It was also her 13th goal in her last 14 matches with the national team, including goals in the last three. The U.S. outshot China, 10-3, and held the advantage in possession. The United States is now unbeaten in its last 15 matches, amassing a 13-0-2 record, and has outscored opponents 47-12 during the stretch.
The women featured a rainbow pattern on the numbers on their jerseys in honor of LGBT Pride Month, tweeting before the game, “Wearing our colors with #pride tonight. United as #OneNation always.”
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc