The U.S. ladies’s nationwide group confronted an unfamiliar place on Wednesday in opposition to the Netherlands, however was capable of combat again and earn one level in its second Group E matchup.
Lindsey Horan’s second-half equalizer helped the USWNT earn a 1-1 draw vs. the Netherlands in Wellington on the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup. Regardless of falling behind after solely 17 minutes, Vlatko Andonovski’s squad had been capable of stay unbeaten in group stage play.
Jill Roord propelled the Netherlands forward 1-0 after 17 minutes due to a clean end previous Alyssa Naeher. Lieke Martens and Victoria Pelova linked contained in the USWNT’s half of the sector earlier than Pelova’s second go try was confidently stroked residence by Roord.
Trinity Rodman got here near tying issues up off the restart, forcing Dutch goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar into her first save of the evening. Rodman’s looping effort pressured Van Domselaar to scramble again to her internet, however she was capable of punch away the trouble and maintain the Netherlands in entrance.
Rose Lavelle got here off the USWNT bench at halftime and performed a vital function within the Individuals equalizing after the hour mark. Her cross in the direction of the again submit was headed residence by Lindsey Horan to make it 1-1 with half-hour to play.
Alex Morgan, Rodman, and Sophia Smith all had good offensive alternatives later within the half to win the match however had been unable to ship for the USWNT. Morgan’s objective was worn out resulting from offsides whereas Rodman and Smith each missed their possibilities within the ultimate third.
The USWNT stays high of Group E with 4 factors, main the Dutch on objective differential.
Portugal will oppose the Individuals on Tuesday in its ultimate group stage match whereas the Netherlands face off with winless Vietnam on the identical evening.