A fourth and final goal from Alex Morgan extends the lead and USWNT undefeated streak to 41 games. USWNT face Nigeria on June 16 to close out the Summer Series.
The U.S. women's national team defeated Jamaica, 4-0, on Sunday night at BBVA Stadium in Houston. The lopsided victory is the second consecutive win for USWNT during the Summer Series. Carli Lloyd, Lindsey Horan, Margaret Purce, and Alex Morgan recorded goals for the United States.
Coach Vlatko Andonovski made some rotations to his second starting line up of the competition, crafted to mimic Olympic play, with two days of rest between matches. Christen Press was the lone forward to get the start from the previous match against Portugal, while Purce got a start at right wing.
Midfielder Catarina Macario made her Summer Series debut at left mid, while Tierna Davidson, Emiliy Sonnett and Adrianna Franch were tagged with starts on the backline and at goalkeeper.
The first half between the two teams was dominated by possession play from USWNT as they quickly established tempo with a signature high press. The team got off to a much quicker start than their previous match against Portugal, breaking through on goal in just 24 seconds with a goal from Lloyd.
Six minutes later, a darting run from Press drew a foul from Jamaican defender Konya Plummer, and a penalty kick was issued, with Horan converting.
After a quick start from the USWNT, Jamaica appeared to arrive to the match, though despite some combinations and brief moments in the U.S. half, the Reggae Girlz mostly resorted to a low block in a bit of a five back to try and disrupt the U.S. tempo. The effort was short lived as the USWNT continued to get behind the backline, with Purce recording a third goal for the U.S.
Shortly after the third goal, midfielder Rose Lavelle went down with an injury after playing on the ball. After the first hydration break, Lavelle was subbed out as a precaution with Sam Mewis slotting into the midfield.
Second half shift
The U.S. began the second half with more changes from Andonovski, as a trio of subs entered the game. Alex Morgan, Kristie Mewis, and Lynn Williams all subbed on for Lloyd, Macario, and Crystal Dunn. The lineup changes rotated things on the pitch with Sonnett shifting over to left back, with Purce moving lower onto the right. Williams slotted in at right forward.
Forward Sophia Smith subbed on for Press just after the hour mark. Press recorded the assist on Purce's goal. Additionally, midfielder Andi Sullivan subbed in for Horan, who has been playing in a sweeping 6 role as defensive mid Julie Ertz is currently sidelined with an MCL sprain.
As the two teams slugged through the Texas heat, a fourth and final goal was scored by Morgan in 90 minute stoppage time. The header was her 110th international goal for the USWNT.
The win is the second for the USWNT during the Summer Series, and extends the teams undefeated streak to 41 games. The team will have two days rest and then face Nigeria on Wednesday to close out the competition.