USA sent Heather O’Reilly off to international retirement in style, defeating Thailand 9-0 in front of 10,490 fans
O’Reilly Tallies Goal and Assist in Sendoff Match; Lloyd Records Three Goals and Four Assists; Morgan Scores Brace; Harris Gets Third Career Shutout
The U.S. Women’s National Team sent Heather O’Reilly off to international retirement in style, defeating Thailand 9-0 on the strength of a three-goal, four-assist performance from Carli Lloyd in front of 10,490 fans at MAPFRE Stadium.
The USA got out to a frantic start, needing just 39 seconds to find the back of the net when O’Reilly’s cross found Lloyd in the penalty area. O’Reilly’s first minute assist was the 55th of her international career, leaving her tied with Julie Foudy for fifth on the WNT’s all-time assist list. After a fourth-minute finish from Christen Press, O’Reilly would score her final international goal off a feed from Lloyd in the fifth minute – O’Reilly finished with 47 international strikes to her name. Two more goals from Lloyd would follow, along with tallies from Tobin Heath, Crystal Dunn and a late brace from Alex Morgan as the WNT gave O’Reilly a final match to remember.
The USA moves on to Atlanta where they face the Netherlands in a friendly at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, Sept. 18. (7 p.m. ET; FS1).
USA 9-0 Thailand – U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –
Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Thailand
Date: September 15, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Weather: 72 degrees, Partly Cloudy
USA: 22-Ashlyn Harris; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 8-Julie Johnston (16-Crystal Dunn, 64), 11-Ali Krieger (7-Meghan Klingenberg, 46); 3-Allie Long (21-Emily Sonnett, 46), 20-Samantha Mewis (19-Lindsey Horan, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd; 9-Heather O’Reilly (capt.), 12-Christen Press (13-Alex Morgan, 46), 17-Tobin Heath (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46)
Subs not used: 18-Alyssa Naeher
Head Coach: Jill Ellis
THA: 18-Yada Sengyong, 2-Kanjanaporn Saenkhun, 4-Duangnapa Sritala (capt.), 6-Pikul Khueanpet, 7-Silawan Intamee (20-Wilaiporn Boothduang, 82), 9-Warunee Phetwiset, 10-Sunisa Srangthaisong, 11-Alisa Rukpinij (17-Anootsara Maijarern, 65), 12-Rattikan Thongsombut (21-Kanjana Sung-ngoen, 46), 13-Orathai Srimanee (8-Naphat Seesraum, 65), 19-Pitsamai Sornsai (23-Nisa Romyen, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Waraporn Boonsing, 3-Natthakarn Chinwong, 5-Ainon Phancha, 14-Thanatta Chawong, 16-Khwanruedee Saengchan
Head Coach: Spencer Prior
Stats Summary: USA / THA
Shots: 32 / 7
Shots on Goal: 16 / 4
Saves: 2 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 6 / 3
Offside: 4 / 0
USA – Lindsey Horan (caution) 90th minute
Referee: Christina Unkel (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julieann Mc Dougall (TRI)
4th Official: Margaret Domka (USA)
Budweiser Woman of the Match: Heather O’Reilly
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