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OCT 27
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Press, United States beat Norway 1-0
NWSL games resume on June 17
Christen Press scored her 42nd career goal in her 87th career appearance for the United States women's nation team. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)
Christen Press scored her 42nd career goal in her 87th career appearance for the United States women's nation team. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

Christen Press scored a second half goal and the United States won 1-0 on the road over Norway, completing their trip to Scandinavia with two wins.

 

Press’ goal came in the 60th minute. The Chicago Red Stars forward ran onto the end of a long ball over the top by defender Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) and calmly hit a left-footed shot through the legs of Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth for her 42nd international goal.

 

 

 

In the NWSL, Press was named to the May Team of the Month and has three goals and two assists in eight games so far this season.

 

Boston Breakers rookie midfielder Rose Lavelle left the game in the 85th with what appeared to be a left hamstring injury after stopping a run down the right flank.

 

Red Star goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made the start in goal and earned her tenth career shutout.

 

After being listed in the starting line-up before the game, Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh was a late scratch after hurting her ankle during warm-ups. Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC) started in Pugh’s place in the midfield.

North Carolina Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper earned her first international start and played the full 90 minutes.

Breakers forward Emilie Haavi started up top for Norway, playing 59 minutes.

 

The United States wore rainbow numbers on their jerseys in honor of LGBTQ Pride month.

 

Courage forward Lynn Williams, who missed Thursday’s win over Sweden after injuring her ankle in training, was also unavailable for Sunday’s game.

NWSL players now return to the United States as league action resumes with five games on Saturday, June 17.

 

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