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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Cruises Past Belgium With Three Games To Go Until World Cup

By Allie Dosmann | April 07, 2019, 11:50 p.m. (ET)

Carli Lloyd dribbles the ball in a friendly against Belgium on April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles.


With the “Countdown to the Cup” series nearing its end, the U.S. women’s soccer team racked up an easy 6-0 victory over Belgium in a friendly at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

This was Team USA’s first time playing against Belgium, which seemed overmatched from the outset. Belgium had no answer for the U.S. air game, with Carli Lloyd scoring a pair of goals and Lindsey Horan and Sam Mewis also finding the back of the net before the break, all on headers.  

Alex Morgan made it 5-0 to start the second half for her 101st international goal and the U.S. breezed through the rest of the game. Jessica McDonald added the fifth header of the night in second-half injury time. Christen Press had three assists.

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This was the seventh game in a 10-game series that will take the U.S. up to its departure for France to compete in the World Cup. The Americans are 4-1-2 in the series with all the games coming against teams that will compete this summer on the world stage.

At halftime, a ceremony honored the history-making 1999 U.S team that won the World Cup. About 40 additional former national team members were on hand for the weekend’s festivities as the U.S. gets closer to the opening game in France, June 11 vs. Thailand.

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.