Watch: USWNT’s Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly score twice vs. Costa Rica
United States women’s national team midfielders Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly each scored twice in a 7–2 win over Costa Rica on Wednesday.
During the Victory Tour friendly at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., Lloyd scored the game’s first goal on a free kick just over six minutes in. Her strike appeared to be deflected on its way toward the goal, rising just over the outstretched hands of Costa Rican goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz and into the top-left corner of the goal.
The goal was Lloyd’s first for the U.S. since the Women’s World Cup; USWNT also played Costa Rica on Sunday, running away with an 8–0 win in Pittsburgh.
O’Reilly scored USWNT’s second goal of Wednesday’s game in the 13th minute, tapping in a rebound of a Lloyd shot that Diaz was able to block.
A weather delay was called in the 15th minute and players were led off the pitch with the U.S. leading 2–0.
Lloyd scored her second goal off a corner kick by midfielder Lauren Holiday in the 20th minute to put USWNT ahead 4–0.
O’Reilly’s second goal, a header off an assist by Abby Wambach, put USWNT up 5–0 in the 22nd minute.
Lloyd nearly scored her third goal in the 36th minute when she fought for position between two Costa Rican defenders. The ball, however, deflected off Katherine Alvarado’s leg and Costa Rica was charged with an own goal.
Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach also scored for USWNT.