Sept. 05, 2018, 3:20 p.m. (ET)

Alex Morgan #13 and Becky Sauerbrunn #4 lead their team onto the field to face Chile on Aug. 31, 2018 in Carson, Calif.


In their first-ever match against Chile, the U.S. women's soccer team came out firing. The teams met for the first time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, before heading to Avaya Stadium in San Jose for their second match. These were the United States' first matches since winning the Tournament of Nations in July.

The U.S. dominated from early on in the first match with the help of Julie Ertz, Christen Press and Mallory Pugh. They went on to win the game 3-0.

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The second match started out slow until Pugh scored a goal in the 34th minute. Team USA defeated Chile 4-0 and is now unbeaten in its past 21 games.

While the results appear lopsided, these games were crucial for momentum going into the Concacaf Women’s Championship, where the women's team will seek a berth for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Team USA won the last World Cup in 2015.

Let’s relive Team USA's two dominant performances over Chile and prepare for World Cup qualifying with 15 of the best favorite photos.