Goals and Highlights: USWNT 8 - 0 Panama in 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
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11:33 PM10 months ago

FINAL SCORE! USA 8, Panama 0

It was a dominant performance from the United States from the first to the last minute. In the end, the referee blew the whistle after zero minutes of stoppage time had elapsed. Led by Horan's hat trick, the United States is in perfect position to make the Olympics once again.
11:28 PM10 months ago
87' Horan is called offside as she goes for a header and collides with the keeper.
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83' Handball called on Horan.
11:23 PM10 months ago

Hat Trick Horan!


Lindsey Horan has a hat trick on the night and the USA is fully rolling.


11:21 PM10 months ago
81' Andi Sullivan is fouled near the midfield circle.
11:20 PM10 months ago

That's seven for the USA tonight. This time it's Tobin Heath being played through to face up against the keeper. The goalie had no chance and the World Champions extend their lead.


11:19 PM10 months ago
78' Panama earns a free kick in their defensive side.
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Tobin Heath is in the game for less than a minute before she puts a hard shot on target. The shot is blocked but it doesn't go far, and Jess McDonald was there for the recycled shot.


11:13 PM10 months ago
72' USA Substitution: Williams out, Heath in
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Christen Press makes her presence felt shortly after entering the game.

Lynn Williams drove endline with the ball and cut it back across the box to the head of Press. She sent it far into the corner past the keeper.


11:11 PM10 months ago
70' Christen Press takes a corner that is headed on frame by McDonald, but it is saved by the keeper.
11:04 PM10 months ago
USA Substitution: 62' Dunn out, Dahlkemper in

Panama Substitution: 62' Guevara out, Rodriguez in

11:01 PM10 months ago
60' Play is stopped as Cox takes another knock.
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58' Williams is caught offside on the left side.
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55' Horan was fouled about 40 yards from goal.
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53' Panama wins a free kick on their defensive half of the pitch.
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52' McDonald was called offside down the right side.
10:46 PM10 months ago

We're back!

46' The second half is underway with the USA in possession.
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The first half statistics support the scoreline. The USA held a 68-32% possession advantage, and they outshot Panama 17-0.
10:31 PM10 months ago

Halftime! USA 4, Panama 0

The first half comes to an end with the United States holding a solid 4-0 lead over Panama. Goals by Lindsey Horan (x 2), Rose Lavelle, and Lynn Williams have put the hosts in a commanding position heading into the second half.
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45+2' Rapinoe takes a corner from the right side, but it is blocked out for a second corner. Horan put the second corner on frame, but the substitute goalkeeper makes the save.
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45+1' USA corner kick is taken by Rapinoe, but it is cleared well by Panama.
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Four minutes of stoppage time are announced.
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45' McDonald is whistled offside.
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43' Lavelle was fouled on the USA side of midfield.
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42' Rapinoe is whistled offside, but she couldn't get to the ball anyways.
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40' Sullivan commits a foul on the Panama side of midfield.
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37' Horan is once again fouled, this time right at the top of the 18-yard box.
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36' This time it's Lavelle who scores a goal that is disallowed by an offside call.
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35' Horan is fouled by Panama #4, Jaen.
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33' Sasha Fabregas is Panama's new goalkeeper after the substitution, and play is about to start back up.
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32' And they brought the stretcher out for her. The backup goalkeeper is coming in. 
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31' Yenith Bailey has gone down in her goal without contact. She might still be feeling the aftereffects of her collision with McDonald.
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31' Andi Sullivan is fouled at midfield by Cox.
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29' Lynn Williams sends the ball into the back of the net on a deflected shot, but she is also offside.
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28' Megan Rapinoe is whistled offside stopping a promising attack.
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26' USA concedes a free kick in their own attacking third after a flurry of offensive chances.
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Williams dribbled the ball right to the end line and Bailey came out way too far to try to collect the ball. Instead, Williams casually found Rose Lavelle at the top of the box, and she sent a beautiful shot into the right side netting.


10:00 PM10 months ago

Horan gets the brace!


That's three for the USA in the first 20 minutes. McDonald once again broke down the right side of the pitch and crossed it low into the box. Emily Sonnett made a dummy run and the defender from Panama couldn't clear it out. Instead it slipped back to Horan for the brace.

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Lynn Williams is broken free by a pass from Lindsey Horan, she dribbles around the Panamanian defense, and slots it home against an open net while the keeper watched from the ground.


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11' On the ensuing free kick, Jess McDonald and Yenith Bailey collide head-to-head just outside the 6-yard box. 
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10' Horan picks up a foul about 35 yards from Panama's goal.
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8' Panama #11, Cox, is up after a minute down on the turf with a knock. 
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6' Jess McDonald has a chance dribbling in front of Panama's box, but her touch was too heavy and she turned the ball over without taking a shot.
9:44 PM10 months ago

Jess McDonald springs the attack down the right side of the pitch. She sends a pass through the box to Williams, but Bailey manages to get a slight touch on the ball. It came out to Horan who didn't miss this time!


9:43 PM10 months ago
1' Yenith Bailey, Panama's keeper, punches the corner away. The USA recycles the ball and it finds the foot of Lindsey Horan inside the 6-yard box, but she somehow skies it over the bar.
9:41 PM10 months ago
1' Panama concedes a corner kick that will be taken by Rapinoe.
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And we're underway!

0' The starting whistle blows and Panama takes the opening kick.
9:31 PM10 months ago

We're nearing kickoff

The game is still a few minutes from kickoff, which will now be at 8:40 p.m. ET.
9:00 PM10 months ago

Costa Rica 2, Haiti 0

In the first game of the night, Costa Rica beat Haiti 2-0, which should send them through to the semifinal match if the USWNT beats Panama tonight.

The last game of the group stage for the USA will be against Costa Rica on Monday night.

8:55 PM10 months ago

Vlatko looks to be preserving players

This tournament is played every three days for the next 10 days. That is a lot of games for a 20-player roster, so these changes are just a new coach playing with all of his new pieces. Nothings deeper should be read into the changes in terms of starting spots and Olympic rosters.
8:51 PM10 months ago

Here are the starting lineups for both teams!

This tweet shows the lineup card for Panama on the left and USA on the right.


8:50 PM10 months ago

Plenty of lineup changes for the USWNT

The USA is making 7 changes to the starting lineup for this match. Ashlyn Harris, Emily Sonnett, Ali Krieger, Lindsey Horan, Andi Sullivan, Megan Rapinoe, and Jessica McDonald are all getting the start tonight.

The only players who have started both games are Becky Sauerbrunn, Lynn Williams, Rose Lavelle, and Crystal Dunn,

8:29 PM10 months ago

The LIVE coverage is starting up!

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10:51 PM10 months ago
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10:47 PM10 months ago

Panama: Last lineup

Bailey; Espinosa, Murillo, Pinzon, Jaen; De Leon, Macias, Cox, Quintero, Guevara; De Mera
10:45 PM10 months ago

United States: Last lineup

Naeher; O'Hara, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, Dunn; Mewis, Lavelle, Ertz; Williams, Press, Lloyd
10:43 PM10 months ago

Panama: Team news

The last match was disappointing for standout Panamanian goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, who set the world on fire at the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament in October of 2018. With no help from her midfield or defense, Bailey was hung out to dry and couldn't find her rhythm against a mediocre Costa Rican side. She will try to bounce back from that performance against the United States on Friday.
10:40 PM10 months ago

United States: Team news

The best players on the pitch in the opening game of 2020 were forwards Lynn Williams and Megan Rapinoe for the USA. 

Williams is having a resurgence after butting heads with former head coach Jill Ellis. It seems as though she has gotten on the good side of new manager Vlatko Andonovski and is starting to look like a player who could make the 18-woman Olympic roster. Rapinoe is a long-time professional who made a strong impact as a substitute late in Tuesday's match.

10:37 PM10 months ago

Panama tries to rebound

Panama suffered a crushing defeat in their first game of the group stage at the hands of Costa Rica. The team had an excellent showing at the World Cup qualifying tournament in 2018, so expectations were high for another solid performance. Instead, Panama was beaten 6-1 and is left with no plausible path into the knockout round of the tournament. 
10:35 PM10 months ago

USWNT looking for another solid win

The United States Women's National Team didn't have their best game on Tuesday when they beat Haiti 4-0, but the team is hoping for a better performance against Panama on Friday. A win would guarantee them a spot in the semifinal round, but they won't be able to clinch the top spot in the group until they face off against Costa Rica on Monday.
10:31 PM10 months ago

Kickoff Time

The USWNT vs Panama match will be played at the BBVA Compass Stadium, in Houston, Texas. The kick-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
10:28 PM10 months ago
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