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In pictures: USWNT 9-0 Uzbekistan

All photos: Marjorie Elzey

On Tuesday, April 12 the United States women’s national team hosted Uzbekistan at Subaru Park for a Friendly match. The USWNT dominated the game with a total of nine goals scored by six different players. The match allowed veteran players for showcase their skills and allowed for younger teammates to gain valuable International experience. Mallory Pugh, Margaret Purce and Ashley Sanchez all scored along with Trinity Rodman who registered her first international goal. Braces by Catarina Macario and captain Rose Lavelle in the first half gave fans a lot to cheer about. Aubrey Kingsbury registered her first cap and her first clean sheet as goalie for the US Team.

This was the first time since 2016 that the USWNT played at Subaru Park, making it their ninth appearance in Chester, PA.

The flags for USA and Uzbekistan fly over the river end.

 

Goalie Aubrey Kingsbury warms up before the game.

 

Excited fans were ready with signs, smile and cheers for the US Women’s National Team.

 

Alyssa Naeher did not make an official appearance at the game but did take part in the warm ups.

 

The starting 11 for the USWNT.
Top: Catatina Macario, Alana Cook, Naomi Girma, Aubrey Kingsbury, Sofia Huerta, And Sullivan,
Bottom: Ashley Sanchez, Sophia Smith, Rose Lavelle (C), Mallory Pugh, Emily Fox

 

Uzbekistan National Team faces their flag during the playing of their National Anthem.

 

Vlatko Andonovski, along with his coaching staff, go over strategies on the iPad before the players entered the pitch.

 

Catarina Macario is in control of the ball against defender, Nozima Kamoltoeva.

 

The first goal celebration of the night.

 

Emily Fox stays in control and avoids a slide tackle from behind.

 

Rose Lavelle leaps through a trio of players representing Uzbekistan, keeping the ball in her possession.

 

Catarina Macario keeps the pressure on Nigora Uzganova, as she saves a possible goal.

 

Mallory Pugh brings the ball down the field towards the attacking side.

 

Catarina Macario, Rose Lavelle, and Ashley Sanchez celebrate a goal among Uzbekistan players.

 

A young fan waiting for the players to start the game.

 

Emily Fox has a high kick for the ball against Irodahon Turdalieva.

 

Mallory Pugh is in control of the ball on the attacking half of the field.

 

The team comes to celebrate with Rose Lavelle as she scores early in the first half of the game.

 

Soccer can be a rough sport, here Nigora Uzganova gets stepped on by Ashley Sanchez during a play.

 

Goalie Nigora Uzganova, sends the ball down the field after saving a shot.

 

Ashley Sanches battles it out to win the ball.

 

A driving header by Alana Cook in the first half of the game.

 

A header by Trinity Rodman almost goes into the net. She later scored the 7th goal on the night for the US Women.

 

Stretching for the ball, Catarina Macario is able to get a toe on it before Kamila Zaripova can defend her.

 

Coaching staff goes over last minute strategies with Kelley O’Hara.

 

Fans having fun doing the wave.

 

Trinity Rodman gets a good strike one the ball, sending it into the box.

 

Trinity Rodman celebrates her 1st International goal, making her the youngest to score for the USWNT since 2018.

 

Kelly O’Hara made her appearance in the second half.

 

Trinity Rodman takes charge of the left wing position in the second half of the match.

 

Showing support for each other, US teammates, Ashley Sanchez and Sofia Huerta embrace after another goal.

 

The last goal celebration of the night, bringing the final score to 9-0.

 

Ashley Hatch signs autograph’s for fans after the game.

 

The USWNT will be back on the field in July when they participate in the Concacaf W Championship in Mexico. Having success in this tournament will secure them a place in the World Cup and Olympics. The USWNT has never failed to qualify for those events.

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