USA v Costa Rica – Victory Tour – International Friendly (19 August 2015)
World Champions Come to Chattanooga for Second Match of Victory Tour
USA vs. Costa Rica – U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour – Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn. Aug. 19, 2015
Following its historic run to the championship of the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, the U.S. Women’s National Team has embarked on a 10-game Victory Tour across the country.
The Victory Tour will serve the dual purpose of celebrating the USA’s third Women’s World Cup title with the fans, while also preparing the team for the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament that will take place in early February of next year.
The USA opened the Victory Tour on Aug. 16 against fellow Women’s World Cup participant Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and rolled to an 8-0 victory in front of 44,028 fans, which set a record for a stand-alone domestic friendly for the U.S. WNT.
World Cup Champions USA continued its Victory Tour with a 7 – 2 win against Costa Rica in front of a record crowd of 20,535 at Finley Stadium. The crowd was the largest for a stand-alone WNT friendly in the south eastern region of the United States.
USA 7 – 2 Costa Rica
Carli Lloyd 7′ 20′ (USA)
Heather O’Reilly 13′ 23′ (USA)
Abby Wambach 18′ (USA)
31′ (own goal)
Cristin Granados 56′ (Costa Rica)
Karla Villalobos 69′ (Costa Rica)
Alex Morgan 81′ (USA)
1-Hope Solo (21-Alyssa Naeher, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 16-Lori Chalupny (capt.); 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 12-Lauren Holiday, 17-Tobin Heath (7-Shannon Boxx, 64), 15-Megan Rapinoe (22-Meghan Klingenberg, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd (23-Christen Press, 46); 20-Abby Wambach (13-Alex Morgan, 56)
Subs Not Used: 3-Christie Rampone, 11-Ali Krieger, 14-Morgan Brian, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Julie Johnston
Costa Rica Line-up:
1-Dinnia Diaz (18-Yolian Salas, 78); 3-Fabiola Villalobos (2-Gabriela Guillén, 67), 5-Diana Saenz, 20-Wendy Acosta, 4-Mariana Benavides (19-Maria Paula Coto, 86), 6-Maria Paula Elizondo (8-Daniela Cruz, 63), 10-Katherine Alvarado (capt.), 15-Cristin Granados, 7-Melissa Herrera, 9-Carolina Venegas, 17-Karla Villalobos (14-Mayra Almazán, 74)
Subs Not Used: 12-Lixy Rodriguez, 21-Noelle Sanz
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