US beat Chile 3-0 to reach last 16

Tanya Simon
June 17, 2019

It's was a new-look starting lineup for the United States women's national team on Sunday in the 3-0 win over Chile that booked the team's spot in the round of 16.

Lloyd, the first player to score in six consecutive Women's World Cup matches, also failed to complete a hattrick after dragging a controversial penalty wide of the post.

She added another on a header off a corner in the 35th for her 10th career World Cup goal, which moved her into third on the all-time US list behind Abby Wambach (14) and Michelle Akers (12).

Becky Sauerbrunn, who sat out of the match against Thailand because of a minor quad injury, returned and anchored a backline that included 20-year-old Tierna Davidson, who was making her World Cup debut.

Sweden also advanced out of Group F with a victory 5-1 victory over Thailand earlier Sunday in Nice.

It was an all-world performance (reminiscent of Tim Howard against Belgium) to keep an overmatched Chile team in position to stay competitive. Then in the 35th minute, Davidson found Lloyd in the middle of the box for her second goal of the day.

Just when it looked as though the U.S. had lost its rhythm, up popped Julie Ertz to double the lead with a superbly taken header before Lloyd followed suit to add a third before the break. This is Chile's first World Cup appearance.

Lloyd scored a brace in Sunday's victory over Chile.

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Thankfully for the South Americans, one of those 727 is their brilliant goalkeeper Endler, who starred at her club team's home ground.

The third goal soon followed in near identical fashion, with another right-wing corner, by Tierna Davidson, being headed home emphatically by Lloyd for her 113th worldwide goal on her 276th appearance.

"I prepared intensely this a year ago to come to the World Cup and perform to the best of my ability". Spoiler alert: The lineup changes didn't impact the game for the U.S.

If Carli Lloyd finished off her hat trick, maybe she would have received today's honor instead of Endler.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was among the USA team's well-wishers before the sold-out game at Parc des Princes stadium. "We need them in a good place".

The United States' final match in group play with be Thursday against Sweden (3 p.m. ET). It is the first meeting between the two teams since Sweden ousted the Americans from the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics.

Our Henry Bushnell already covered the key talking points from the Americans' second Group F match, so we'll only add around the edges.

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