Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz scored on yet another set piece for the U.S. women’s national team and the USWNT went on to win 3-1 over Korea Republic on Thursday night in New Orleans.
Ertz headed in a Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC) corner kick in the 24th minute for her 12th career international goal. All 12 have come off of set pieces.
Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan continued her hot scoring streak for the USWNT and improved her career total to 78 international goals. It’s her fourth straight U.S. game with a goal.
After the U.S. conceded a goal at the end of the first half, Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to make it 3-1.
Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh was subbed out near the end of the first half with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Stanford’s Andi Sullivan started and played the first 45 minutes of the match, earning the fifth cap of her career.
Houston Dash forward Carli Lloyd, who missed the end of the NWSL season with an ankle injury, made her return to the field. She played the final 13 minutes of the match.
The two teams will meet again on Sunday at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.