The United States women’s national team defeated Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night at BBVA Stadium in Houston.
The victory marks the USWNT’s second consecutive win during the Summer Series with goals from Carli Lloyd, Lindsey Horan, Margaret Purce and Alex Morgan. The USWNT are now undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third-longest streak in the team’s history.
Lloyd gave a stunning performance, leading her team with the initial goal and continuous dominance in the attack. The NJ/NY Gotham forward kicked off the scoring after finding the back of the night in only 23 seconds, the second fastest goal in USWNT history after Morgan’s in 12 seconds against Costa Rica in 2016. Lloyd also became the oldest woman to score for the national team in her 303rd appearance with the team at 38 years and 332 days.
“Records are records, they’re always going to be broken,” Lloyd said. “For me, it’s just about winning games, it’s helping the team. I don’t go searching for these records, it’s just a good reminder just to know how grateful I am to step out on the field. Nothing has ever been given to me. I’ve had to earn every single opportunity.”
Following Lloyd’s goal, a quick run by Chirstian Press drew the attention of Jamaican defender Konya Plummer, who fouled her inside the box to award the United States a penalty kick. Lindsey Horan stepped up and doubled the score with a penalty kick in the seventh minute.
The USWNT’s dominance continued as Purce scored her second international goal in the 22nd minute. Alex Morgan sealed the 4-0 victory with a header during stoppage time in the 110th minute.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski made several line up changes from the team’s Summer Series opener against Portugal. He started Adrianna Franch over Alyssa Naeher in goal, midfielder Catarina Macario and subbed off Rose Lavelle as a precaution.
Andonovski is using the Summer Series matches to determine the final squad for the upcoming Olympic roster.
“It is always difficult,” he said. “We have a very deep roster, the depth chart is very deep in quality. So regardless of what the number is, it will always be difficult.”