EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – During the first half of Monday night’s match, the United States women’s national team provided a masterclass in attacking.
They cycled through various lessons: attacking through forwards, wingers and midfielders. When to play direct and when to be patient. How to shoot, volley and head the ball.
The USWNT led Mexico 2-0 within 11 minutes, and it should have been 3-0 – Christen Press’s finish in the 12th minute was incorrectly flagged for offside, later blamed on an accidental whistle by the referee. Efforts from Press and Tobin Heath helped extend the lead in the 37th and 39th minutes, respectively, paving the way for a 4-0 victory over Mexico.