Goals and Highlights: USWNT 4-0 Portugal, 2019 Victory Tour
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Goals and Highlights: USWNT 4-0 Portugal, 2019 Victory Tour

Relive the best moments and video highlights of USWNT 4-0 victory over Portugal. 

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Melina Gaspar
Goals and highlights
Final Score
USA 4 - 0 Portugal
Full-time: As expected, the USWNT don't get out of second gear and still score four goals against Portugal. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday night at the Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
USA 4 - 0 Portugal
82' GOAL! The fourth goal does count this time and it's Allie Long who scores it.
78' The crowd celebrates a fourth goal but Press won't get on the score sheet (yet) tonight. The ball came off her hand and the goal is ruled out.
76' The pace of the game has slowed down a bit and Portugal still can't seem to break through the USWNT, despite six changes made by the home team.
68' CHANCE! McDonald goes close as even though she's surrounded by three defenders, she gets her shot off and it comes off the post!
Attendance has just been announced and it's a record for USWNT friendlies. 49,504 in attendance.
65' Short gets the last touch and Portugal win their first corner of the night. Nothing doing and the hosts regain possession.
64' Pugh gets to the byline but there's no one at the back post for the US and Portugal concede the corner. The corner is floated in but comes to nothing.
63' SUBSTITUTIONS: Matilde Fidalgo and Carolina Mendes come in for Ana Borges and Diana Silva.
60' SUBSTITUTIONS: Casey Short, Mallory Pugh and Allie Long come in for Sonnett, Horan and Brian.
58' Play is stopped as Dolores Silva requires treatment.
54' CHANCE! Portugal get forward quickly but the final pass lets them down and the USA escape.
USA 3 - 0 Portugal
52' GOAL! Lloyd makes it three!
46' SUBSTITUTIONS: Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Samantha Mewis come in for Heath, Davidson and Abby Dahlkemper.
Half-time: The USWNT are in cruise control here and Portugal have not troubled them at all.
38' CHANCE! Joana Marchão saves what would've been the third goal off the line! Lloyd had found room to run again and her final touch beat the goalkeeper but not Marchão.
34' Cláudia Neto nutmegs Davidson and puts in a good cross that Emily Sonnett has to stretch to clear. That was Portugal's best attacking move of the game.
31' J. SIlva manages to get into the area but Tierna Davidson stands strong and clears the ball away.
26' Heath's corner finds Lloyd but she heads the ball wide.
25' Not much going Portugal's way here as USA earn another corner.
USA 2 - 0 Portugal
Brian is completely unmarked when Press sends in the corner kick and all the Chicago Red Stars midfielder has to do is stoop a little to nod it home.
18' GOAL! Morgan Brian makes it two!
17' Lloyd gets forward and wins a corner for the U.S.
16' Jéssica Silva gets off Portugal's first shot but it goes well wide of the goal.
12' Heath thinks she has a second but both she and Lindsey Horan who nodded the ball down to her were offside.
11' The ball gets through to Press inside the area but she's cut off as Portugal rallies around her.
7' The USWNT are looking to win the ball high, which has led to a goal, but now leads to a free kick for Portugal as Heath brings down a player.
USA 1 - 0 Portugal
Julie Ertz finds Christen Press out wide in space and the Utah Royals forward squares the ball across the goal for Tobin Heath to knock home from close range.
4' GOAL! The USWNT pull ahead!
Portugal are actually in a diamond midfield instead of a 4-3-3.
1' The USWNT start us off!
Both teams are now making their way onto the field. Carli Lloyd leads the USWNT out with the World Cup trophy in her hands.
Portugal Starting XI
Morais; Marchão, Mendes, Rebelo, Neto; Pinto, Do. Silva, Marques; Borges; Di. Silva, J. Silva.
The USWNT is on the field for warmups here at Lincoln Field.
Carli Lloyd is making her 8th appearance in the Philadelphia area (2 at the Lincoln Field and 6 at Talen Energy Stadium) for the USWNT.
USWNT Starting XI
Franch; Sonnett, Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Davidson; Brian, Ertz, Horan; Heath, Lloyd, Press.

     

Lineups will be announced shortly. 
The current World Champions are ready to go. 

Both USA and Portugal national teams are warming up on the pitch as we speak.
Our live coverage starts now!
We are a less than one hour away from this USWNT vs Portugal game's kickoff
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How to watch USWNT vs Portugal Live TV and Stream
If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: FS1 for fans in USA and Canal 11 in Portugal.

If you want to directly stream it: fubo.tv

If you want to watch in on internet, VAVEL USA is your best option!

Portugal’s looking to get back on track. How are they doing?
The last time Portugal played was back in April, when they faced Hungary at the Complexo Desportivo FC Alverca. They played two friendlies that month against the same national team and reaped two wins. One of the scores was 2-1 with goals by Vanessa Marques and Monica Mendes. In the next game they beat Hungary by 4-1 with goals by Diana Silva, Carole Costa, Vanessa Marques and Claudia Nieto.

 

Portugal has a great opportunity to show they mean business in this next friendly against the World Cup champions. We must remember that Portugal has never beat the US and the last time they met was on November 2018, when the US beat them 1-0.

The Victory Tour continues with a ticket sold record. Now it’s Philadelphia’s time!
After the good result against Republic of Ireland for 3-0 in Pasadena, California, the team now heads to Philly. According to US Soccer this game has sold more than 45.000 tickets, establishing a new record for a friendly game.


Minnesota, North Carolina and Illinois are the next states where the USWNT will stage and we expect them to keep this trending while they take advantage of the World Cup fever.


 
USWNT: What coach Ellis has said about the injuries and recent call ups
“With the injuries we currently have to several World Cup players, and with two of our main priorities on the Victory Tour being spreading around the minutes and keeping players healthy for their clubs during this critical playoff push, it made sense to call in Casey and Kristen to give us options and depth for these games against what will be a tough Portugal team. Both players have been performing very well in the NWSL and I know they’ll fit right in with our group for these matches.”
USWNT: Some changes on the roster and lineup
Due to the many injuries the USWNT players are facing, coach Jill Ellis decided to add two players that were not part of the roster that won the World Cup back in july, Those two players are Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Short and North Carolina Courage forward Kristen Hamilton.
USWNT: Probable lineup

Alyssa Naeher, Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Samantha Mewis, Tobin Heath, Carly Lloyd, Christen Press,


Portugal: List of 23 players

Rute Costa, Inés Pereira, Patrícia Morais, Andreia Norton, Claudia Nieto, Diana Gomes, Dolores Silva, Fátima Pinto, Inés Maia, Mélissa Gomes, Tatiana Pinto, Vanessa Marques, Carole Costa, Joana Marchao, Matilde Fidalgo, Mónica Mendes, Raquel Infante, Sílvia Rebelo, Ana Borges, Ana Leite, Carolina Mendes, Diana Silva, Jéssica Silva

Kick-off time
The UWSNT vs Portugal match will be played at the Lincoln Financial Field, in Pensilvania, Philadelphia, United States. The kick-off is scheduled at 7pm ET.
Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 Competition match: USWNT vs Portugal! 

My name is Melina Gaspar and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

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