The U.S. women's national team beat Portugal 3–0 at Allianz Field on Tuesday.
The U.S. women's national team beat Portugal 3–0 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn. on Tuesday night in the third game of its World Cup Victory Tour.
Carli Lloyd shined while scoring the USA's first two goals of the night. In the 22nd minute, the U.S. bobbled the ball around quite a bit as Lloyd's first attempt was blocked. Jessica McDonald quickly recovered it and found Lloyd, who scored the first goal from close range. Lloyd added another 10 minutes later after Tobin Heath tripped and the U.S. was awarded a penalty kick. Lloyd converted the penalty with a shot to the top right corner of the net for the 117th international goal of her illustrious career.
Lindsey Horan later added the USA's third goal with a header to the center of the net in the 83rd minute.
Stars Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle missed Tuesday's game due to injuries. The USWNT previously beat Portugal 4–0 in Philadelphia on Aug. 29 in the second game of the tour, following a win over Ireland at the Rose Bowl to kick off the festivities
The USA will face South Korea in Charlotte and Chicago on Oct. 3 and 6, respectively, to finish the tour–and coach Jill Ellis's tenure with the team. She will be replaced following the five-game celebration after stepping down from her post following two Women's World Cup titles. The win gave her 105 for her career, tying the late, great Tony DiCicco for most in program history. Her record stands at 105-7-18.