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OCT 27
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Six goals for the USWNT, first cap for Zerboni in shutout win over Korea Republic
Mewis, Press, Ertz, Williams and Long all score for the USWNT
The United States women's national team celebrates a goal on Sunday in Cary, N.C. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)
The United States women's national team celebrates a goal on Sunday in Cary, N.C. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

Led by four Courage players playing in their home stadium, the United States women’s national team beat Korea Republic 6-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sahlen’s Stadium in WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

 

Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni earned her first USWNT cap, entering in the 46th minute and finishing out the win. Zerboni, who has played professionally since 2009 in WPS, WPSL Elite and the NWSL, was called into camp on the senior level for the first time ever on Friday before making her debut Sunday. The 30-year-old became the oldest player to earn a first U.S. cap.

 

Courage midfielder Sam Mewis scored a first half brace to give the United States the early lead.

 

Courage forward Lynn Williams scored in the second half.

 

And two of the United States goals came off corner kicks by North Carolina defender Abby Dahlkemper. The 2017 NWSL Defender of the Year took over 100 corner kicks in the NWSL this season to lead the league. Dahlkemper assisted on Mewis’ first goal in just the third minute. Both of her assists in 2017 also came on Mewis goals. A Dahlkemper corner also led to yet another Julie Ertz set piece goal — the 13th of her career.

 

 

Courage players weren’t the only stars of the game as the Chicago Red Stars (Ertz and Christen Press) and Portland Thorns FC (Allie Long) all picked up goals as well. Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe, Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan and Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan recorded assists.

 

Morgan assisted on Press’ stunner in the 35th minute.

 

 

Long’s goal was the final goal of the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and Houston Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell each played a half to earn the clean sheet. It’s the second international appearance for Campbell, who made her debut in Houston in April of 2017.

 

Harris came up with a big save in the first half to keep things scoreless.

 

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) earned her first start for the USWNT, playing all 90 minutes at left back.

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