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USA thrash Nigeria as Super Falcons suffer third straight defeat

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The United States thrash Nigeria 4-0 as Super Falcons suffered a third straight defeat in the first leg of their two-legged international friendly matches at the Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City.

With both nations are preparing for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Super Falcons keeper Chiamaka Nnadozie made a great save in the 4th minute into the clash before Sophia Smith put the host ahead 9th minutes later after he outmaneuvered a defender and scored from distance.

Lindsey Horan made it 2-0 in the 26th minute with a goal to the far post off an assist from Smith before the Portland Thorns striker complete her brace in first-half stoppage time.

Alex Morgan converted on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute after Mallory Pugh was fouled in the box to make it 4-0.

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum made several changes and there was somewhat improved passage before Michelle Alozie forced the USA goalkeeper to a wonderful save as the Falcons surged forward in search of some redemption.

The United States has a 70-game unbeaten streak on American soil remain intact with 63 wins and seven draws, while Super Falcons have now lost three consecutive games, having been defeated by Morocco and Zambia in their last two matches of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The two teams face off again Tuesday in Washington, D.C before the United States heads to Europe to play England at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 7.

 

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