USWNT depth shines as Ellis plan works to perfection against Chile

Sukanya Chor Charoenying Thailand Carli Lloyd USWNT World Cup 2019

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It was wrong to remove people campaigning for women to be allowed into Iranian soccer stadiums from a Women's World Cup game in France, FIFA said Tuesday.

The top four third-place teams after the group stage will move on to the second round. The United States plays its second group match on Sunday against Chile in Paris.

Ertz got her chance in the 26th minute, beating Chile's Daniela Zamora to a Davidson corner kick at the top of the six-yard box and powering a header off the gloved hands of keeper Christiane Endler at the near post for her first career World Cup goal. She became the only player to score winning goals in consecutive Olympic finals: At the Beijing Games in 2008, she scored in overtime for a 1-0 victory against Brazil. "The players that didn't play understood, and we're excited for the players that were on the pitch". We're not going to be focusing on a match that's gone by, someone else's match.

WAMSLEY: The U.S. dominated from the start, with crisp, clean passes and pressure at the Chile goal. Brazil is the dominant team in the continent, but other countries are trying to catch up.

"I think things are getting better", said Chile forward Daniela Zamora. It's hard to say the same now that the World Cup is underway. We know our intentions, and we felt okay about it.

"The promotion of gender equality is a priority for FIFA, as per the statutes, and we remain fully cognizant of this, particularly during the FIFA Women's World Cup", the governing body said. "That's what we need to invest in".

"I think it's great that women - not just our women, all women - get to celebrate in such an exuberant way with their own stamp as well".

"The social attitudes are changing as well". The biggest 2019 World Cup test for the United States of America to date will come when they face Sweden on Thursday. Heading to a record 184 worldwide goals, she came off the bench during the 2015 World Cup for the first time since 2003. "I was trying to articulate to the team how, during the tournament, you have these days in between where the media has to talk about something".

In many sports, particularly at the youth and high school level, running up a large score against an inferior opponent is not only frowned upon, it is legislated against in the rules of the game or by the leagues and organizations that run them. "It wasn't something where I needed the whole world to see".

It also made her the eighth different player to score for the France, two short of the World Cup record.

This was one of the justifications voiced by the US team and coaches after the 13-0 annihilation of the Thailand team and, although the statistical odds of the USA not advancing were minuscule to begin with, they had every right to score as many goals as they were able.

"The United States is a very strong rival, but we never hung our heads in the game", Zamora said. "A victory for us is to play well, to the best of our capabilities, and playing the way we know to play".

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