For the first time since its 2021 Olympics win, the U.S. women’s national team will be back on the field for the match. The bronze medal was won by the U.S. in August 5. On Thursday, the first match in its four-match post Olympic tour is against Paraguay in Cleveland.
This is the first time the Americans have met at senior level with South America’s No. The world’s No. 50 ranked team USWNT maintained its No. The USWNT, which retained its No. 1 ranking even though it finished third in the Tokyo games will try to extend its home win streak of 20 matches.
The Olympics are behind us, so the USA’s attention now shifts to the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The CONCACAF W Championship will host regional qualifying in July 2022.
The USWNT’s legend Carli Lloyd will be the focus of all eyes. She will play her last four matches before she retires. She is 39 years old and has made 312 appearances, as well as scored 128 goals.
Paraguay and the USA will meet for the second time on September 21 in Ohio. The teams will travel approximately 250 miles south from Rose Lavelle Country –Cincinnati — to play their first match at newly opened TQL stadium.
Sporting News will live-tweet Thursday’s match and provide score updates, commentary, and highlights all night.
USWNT Vs. Paraguay Live Score
USA – Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh – 3rd min.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Crystal Dunn), 6th min.
USA – Andi Sullivan (L. Williams, K. Mewis) – 25th min.
USA – Lynn Williams – 30th min.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Andi Sullivan) – 33rd min.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Lynn Williams) – 38th min.
(All Times Eastern)
Halbtime: USWNT 6, Paraguay 0.
Halbtime: There’s not much to be said about this one. The match is a mismatch with 15-0 shots and 79%-21% possession. This is a great practice match for USA, and it’s an opportunity to make a comeback after the Olympics. Along with Lloyd, Mal Pugh and Lynn Williams were outstanding in the first half. Sullivan’s play sets the tone in the USA’s central midfield. Williams and Pugh have also been tireless down the flanks.
45th minute. 45th minute. Paraguay is being hit from all angles by the USA. Lynn Williams was present for the rebound but was not in a position to hit Sullivan’s shot.
41st min. 41st min. Mewis stands alone but cannot hit the goal.
38 minutes It was too easy for Lloyd who scores her fourth goal. Lynn Williams simply lobbed the ball in the middle of her box, and Lloyd just side-footed it home. This is four goals in 12 touches. This is the first match in which she has scored four goals in one match.
33rd min. Lloyd’s Hat Trick! She defeats the defender and scores a goal. She is unstoppable. She holds the record for most hat tricks performed by USWNT players.
It’s the 30th minute. It’s the fourth. Lynn Williams simply winds up, and let’s fly. The ball is deflected into the back corner of the net. The USWNT will not show mercy.
25th minute. 25th min. Another corner. Lynn Williams directs the ball towards goal, and AndiSullivan scores it on the goal line. This is her first goal in the USWNT.
23rd minute. 23rd min. She’s now on her right, and she makes a running for it. She takes a corner.
14th minute. 14th min. Paraguay is settling down a little more.
#USWNT had to field a lot more bad teams over the past year. Paraguay is one of the worst. It has never participated in WWC. It has only played one game in the last 18 months, a loss of 7 to Japan in April.
— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit)
September 16th, 2021
10th minute. 10th min. – Lloyd scores again and puts the ball in front of the goal, but Lynn Williams’ cross from the right is offside.
6th Min. 6th min. From the left, Pugh serves Crystal Dunn on the left flank. Her cross reaches Lloyd who is wide open in front. With Kristine Lilly, now up to 130 goals.
Third min. Goal Carli Lloyd It’s her 4th international career goal and she heads for the corner kick.
Third min. 3rd min.
1st min. 1st min.
7.17 pm. Mal Pugh preparing for the match with his left wing:
7.13 pm. Ready for Warmups
6.57 pm. Feel the excitement!
6.06 pm. USWNT in house
5.24 p.m. View of FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
USWNT vs. Paraguay: Starting lineups
Vlatko Andonovski, the head coach of NWSL has created a brand new roster. It includes three players from NWSL who weren’t part of the Olympic team. AndiSullivan (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith(Portland Thorns), and Mallory Pugh [Chicago Red Stars].
USWNT Star Christen Press decided to concentrate on mental health Alyssa Naeher, goalkeeper, Julie Ertz, Samantha Mewis, Lindsey Horan, and Megan Rapinoe, forward, are all out due to injury. For rehabilitation and evaluation, Naeher Mewis and Horan will be with the team.
USWNT Starting Lineup (4-3-3, from left to right: 18–Adrianna France-GK, 12-TiernaDavidson, 4-Becky Sauerbunn and 5-Kelley O’Hara, 22-Kristie Mes, 25-AndiSullivan, 26-Rose Lavelle, 11-Mallory Pugh, 10-Carli Lloyd, 6-Lynn Williams
USWNT Subs (8): 21–Jane Campbell-GK. 2-Abby Dahlkemper. 20-Casey Krueger. 14–Emily Sonnett. 17-Catarina Mcario. 13-Alex Morgan. 7-Tobin Heath. 27-Sophia Smith
Epifania Benitez, Paraguay’s coach, called 18 Paraguay players to play against the United States. Note that Paraguay-based players are not included in the match. In 2021 the team lost a match to Japan 7-1. Fabiola Sandoval, Paraguay’s leading scorer (25 goals in 43 games) is the top goal scorer.
Paraguay’s starting lineup (from left to right): 1-Cristina Recalde -GK — 2-Maria Martinez; 3-Limpia Frites, 5-Tania Riso; 4-Daysy Barreiro, 8-Lorena Allonso — 6-Fany Gat, 10-Fanny Godoy and 14-Deisy Objeda — 11-Mirta Pio — 7-Fabiola Sandoval
Paraguay subs (7): 12-Alicia Bobadilla-GK, 15-Sofia Almiron, 13-Fiorela Martinez, 7-Yanina Servin, 16-Monserrath Ayala, 18-Ramona Martinez 9-Natalia Pena
How to see USWNT vs. Paraguay
- Date: Thursday September 16
- Time at 7:30 PM. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Live stream: fuboTV , ESPN app
This match will air on ESPN2. It can also be streamed via fuboTV (free 7 day trial).
Publited Fri, 17 September 2021 at 00:37.11 +0000