Results: USA 6-0 Belgium in International Friendly
The USWNT will aim to earn their second win of the week. (Source: USWNT Twitter)

Results: USA 6-0 Belgium in International Friendly

The USWNT will face off against Australia on April 7th, 2019 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Kick-off is set for 9pm EST and VAVEL USA will be providing live updates of the game.

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FINAL: USA 6-0 Belgium
90' - GOAL! McDonald puts it home for a 6-0 lead
79' - SUBSTIUTION: Van Kerkhoven in, De Caigny out
79' - Belgium almost gets one back! Cayman with a far post shot that hits off the post, but stays in play
78' - Belgium looks threatening on a counter, but Davidson is there to clear it for a corner
75' - Attendance announced: 20,941
73' - USA SUBSTITUTION: Mewis out, Zerboni in.
72' - Belgium tries a shot from far out, but Harris is there to catch it easily in her hands
71' - Freekick awarded to Belgium after a foul by Davidson
69' - Long chips a ball over the defense for Press, but Press' shot goes just wide of the goal
66' - Press serves it in, but Mewis' header goes over
66' - USA earns another corner
64' - Yellow card awarded to Carli Lloyd after a hard tackle on a Belgium defender
63' - Lloyd makes a run down the middle with the ball and passes off to Morgan, whose cross hits off Evrard's gloves for a corner
60' - USA SUBSTITUTION: Horan, Pugh out. Long, McDonald in.
59' - SUBSTIUTION BELGIUM: Coutereels in, Phitjens out
55' - Krieger plays a ball far post, but Lloyd can't get to it in time. Goal kick Belgium
52' - USA 5-0 Belgium
52' - GOAL! Hometown girl Alex Morgan finds the back of the net after a 1-2 with Lloyd
51' - Davidson makes her way towards the box and takes a shot, but Evrard dives to make the save
46' - SUBSTITUTION: Dahlkemper in for Ertz
46' - SUBSTITUTION: Harris in, Naeher out
46' - SUBSTITUTION: Morgan in, Dunn out
46' - Second half starts!
HALF TIME: USA 4-0 Belgium
45' - Krieger plays a ball in, but Lloyd's header is wide
45' - Free kick to the US with the half coming to an end
42' - Ertz earns a free kick by the half line
40' - Dunn finds Press at the top of the box, but Press' shot goes high and wide
37' - Pugh tries a shot from distance, but it goes wide
36' - Impressive track back by Pugh to body a player off and win the ball back for the US
32' - USA 4-0 Belgium
32' - GOAL! Press serves it in and Mewis is there to head it home
32' - US earns a free kick midway into their half after a foul on Horan
31' - Philtjens makes a run down the middle and almost gets a shot off, but Ertz is there with the sliding tackle to clear for a throw in
30' - Mewis dribbles down the middle of the field and gets a shot off it, but it's over
28' - Pugh almost gets a goal of her own after a turnover, but her far post shot is caught with a diving save by Evrard
26' - USA 3-0 Belgium
26' - GOAL! Horan heads it home to make it 3-0
26' - US earns a corner
24' - Pugh taken down int he box, but no call. Goes out for a throw in instead
20' - USA 2-0 Belgium
19' - GOAL! Dunn takes the ball end line and serves it into the box for another Lloyd header
18' - Cayman gets tripped up and Belgium earns a free kick in their half
16' - US earn a corner but the service just passes everyone and Belgium are able to counter
15' - USA 1-0 ​​​​​​​Belgium
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14' - GOAL! Cali Lloyd heads it home off of Davidson's service
14' - US earns a free kick by the center circle after some tugging on Lloyd
13' - Ertz finds Press with a diagonal ball, but Press' touch is just wide of the net
10' - US earns another free kick, this time in the middle of Belgium's half
6' - Horan curls the bell towards goal, but Evrard catches it off the bounce easily
6' - Press earns a foul a few yards out of Belgium's box
2' - US concedes a corner early on, but it's cleared and Lloyd builds a counter attack. Ball eventually goes out for a goal kick
1' - Kickoff!
Lineups and anthems are done! Kick off coming soon.
As we come closer to lineups and anthems, it should be noted for pre-game the USWNT will be wearing the names of young inspirational female athletes on their backs.
The substitutes for the US are as follows: Harris, Sonnett, Sullivan, Dahlkemper, Morgan, Heath, Long, Zerboni, McDonald.
Midfielder Carli Lloyd will wear the captain's band today, and we see Los Angeles local Christen Press with the start while Alex Morgan will be available from the bench.
The US lineup features defender Ali Krieger, who has been recently called up after being out of the mix for awhile. Today marks Krieger's 99th appearance for the US, just one shy of reaching 100.
Belgium Starting XI: Evrard; Philtjens, Jaques, Neve, Deloose; De Caigny,  Biesmans, Missipo; Wullaert, Cayman, Velde.
USA Starting XI: Naeher; Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Ertz, Davidson; Horan, Mewis, Dunn; Pugh, Lloyd, Press.
Welcome back to our LIVE for USA vs Belgium! We're set to start in less than one hour!
There is plenty ahead for the US vs Belgium. Make sure you’re still following along here on VAVEL USA for the latest updates and live commentary for the match.
The USWNT will be playing in the Banc of California Stadium, home of MLS side’s Los Angeles FC. This will be the first time the US plays in the stadium, as they previously played their Los Angeles matches at the StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy.
Today’s game will be a homecoming of sorts for hometown heroes Alex Morgan and Christen Press. Press and Morgan are well celebrated in Los Angeles and today’s match will be no exception, especially as they prepare for the World Cup.
Injuries have kept people constantly in and out of rotation, but as crunch time approaches Ellis will have to make some finalized decisions to ensure the best 23-player roster to take to France this summer. In order to win another World Cup, Ellis will need a solid group of healthy players who can get the job done.
All eyes are on the USWNT’s defense now. They’ve struggled to find a core starting back four, rotating many players through various positions over the past few years. Now, as we are only a few months away from the World Cup, and head coach Jill Ellis still seems to be experimenting with a starting lineup, and even a solid roster.
Belgium is a first time opponent for the US. Ranked 54th, Belgium did not qualify for this year’s World Cup. They finished second in their qualifying tournament and eventually fell to Switzerland in playoffs based on away goals.
Today’s game in Los Angeles is the final match before the USWNT embarks on their three game send-off series before they attempt to claim back-to-back World Cup titles. There also will be a special halftime ceremony as they commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Women’s World Cup where the US earned their first star.
USA vs Belgium Live Updates
This is the second friendly the US will play in a week, coming off of a high scoring 5-3 victory over Australia. It was an eventful night for the USWNT: forward Alex Morgan scored her 100th international goal and Colorado native Mallory Pugh found the back of the net not once but twice in front of her sold out home crowd. Although they US were able to come away victorious, there are still questions about their backline and how solid they’ll be when it comes time to play in France this summer.
USA vs Belgium Live Stream Commentary
Welcome to VAVEL USA’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 international match between the US Women’s National Team and Belgium. My name is Bianca Verar and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens here on VAVEL. This game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.
Welcome to VAVEL USA’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 international match between the US Women’s National Team and Belgium. My name is Bianca Verar and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens here on VAVEL. This game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.
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