United States drops 3-1 result of the World Cup, host of France in the first game of 2019

Mallory Pugh scores the first goal of 2019 for USA UU In the second half Stop time; USA Now Travels will face Spain in Alicante on January 22 (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UDN)

January 19, 2019

LE HAVRE, France (January 19, 2019) – The US Women's National Team UU It opened its calendar of 10 World Cup matches before 2019 with a 3-1 defeat against the hosts of the tournament, France at Stade Océane, one of the places in the group stage of the USA. UU for the competition this summer, in front of a noisy crowd of 23,000 people.

Kadidiatou Diani from France put the hosts on the board early with a goal in the ninth minute, while EE. UU He was able to get some opportunities with Christen Press leading the way on the left wing.

In the second half, the USA UU They came out determined and immediately began to reach the last third of France, with a good chance of reaching 50 minutes. However, in the 56th, Diani showed an excellent individual play and scored his second match for France's 2-0 lead. Marie-Antoinette Katoto, 20, from France, added a third in the final minutes of the regulation before Mallory Pugh completed a good sequence of pbades with a shot well thrown through the face of the goal towards the bottom corner right in the second half.

Until next time: I know. UU They travel to the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula to face Spain in Alicante on January 22 (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and UDN) at the José Rico Pérez Stadium. The match will be the first in history between the teams.

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Goal scoring summary:
FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Delphine Cascarino), 9:
I know. UU They turned the ball on their third attack and France launched a counterattack on the right side when Delphine Cascarino ran over to Emily Fox to win the ball and took it to the end line before re-cutting it in the area for Diani. He received a US defender UU While picking up the ball and then hit a low shot in the lower left corner from the nine yard to the front. USA 0, FRA 1

FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Marion Torrent), 56: France doubled their advantage in a good individual game of Diani, who threw himself into a ball on the right side of the penalty area of ​​the United States and sent a skillful chip over the American goalie Alyssa Naeher, placing it on the net just inside the right post . USA 0, FRA 2

FRA – Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Élise Bussaglia), 78: With the USA UU Pushing forward trying to roll back a game, the young 20-year-old star from France was placed behind the back line of the USA. UU On the left side, it dribbled around Naeher and rolled the ball towards the back of the net from a close angle. USA 0, FRA 3.

USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd), 90 + 1: The United States. He put together a fluid movement that started with a pbad down the back that Jessica McDonald touched with a touch to Carli Lloyd, who saw Pugh's early run and hit a quick chip over France's defense. Pugh pbaded a defender to pick up Lloyd's pbad and shoot a low shot from the left side of the area, crossing the face of the goal and towards the bottom right corner. USA 1, FRA 3


Additional notes:

  • Tonight marked the first defeat for the USA. UU In 28 games. I know. UU They had not lost a game since July 2017, when they lost 1-0 to Australia.
  • Several players from the USA UU They were not available as a precaution today: Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Casey Short and Julie Ertz due to minor injuries, while Kelley O'Hara is still returning from ankle surgery, but is not yet ready to play.
  • Tierna Davidson made his first appearance in the USA. UU Since September 4, 2018. Davidson broke his ankle early in the season while playing with Stanford and was out the rest of the year.
  • The United States record against France now stands at 17-3-3.

– United States Women's National Team Match Report –

Match: National Women's Team of the United States against France
Date: January 19, 2019
Competition: International friendly
Meeting place: Stade Océane; Le Havre, France
Kick off: 2:30 pm. ET (8:30 p.m. local)
Assistance: 22,780 (SO)
Weather: 37 degrees, cloudy

Scoring summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
FRA 1 2 3

FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Delphine Cascarino) 9th minute
FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Marion Torrent) 57
FRA – Marie-Atnoinette Katoto (Élise Bussaglia) 78
USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd) 90 + 1

U.S: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett (10-Carli Lloyd, 71), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 26-Emily Fox (12-Tierna Davidson, 53); 6-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan (3-Sam Mewis, 84), 19-Crystal Dunn; 11-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan (capt.) (20-Jessica McDonald, 84), 23-Christen Press
Substitutes not used: 16-Rose Lavelle, 21-Adrianna Franch, 22-Danielle Colaprico, 25-McCall Zerboni, 27-Andi Sullivan
Coach: Jill Ellis

FRA: 16-Sarah Bouhaddi; 4-Marion Torrent, 12-Aïssatou Tounkara, 3-Wendie Renard, 7-Amel Majri; 6-Amandine Henry (capt.), 15-Élise Bussaglia; 8-Delphine Cascarino (11-Marie-Antoinette Katoto, 69), 17-Gaëtane Thiney, 9-Eugenia Le Sommer; 20-Kadidiatou Diani (18-Viviane Asseyi, 83)
Substitutes not used: 10-Kenza Dali, 2-Pve Périsset, 13-Valérie Gauvin, 21-Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, 14-Charlotte Bilbault, 22-Sakina Karchaoui, 19-Charlotte Lorgere, 1-Solène Durand, 23-Onema Grace Geyoro, 5-Julie Debever
Coach: Corinne Diacre

Summary of statistics: USA / FRA
Shots: 8/14
Shots on target: 4/9
Guarda: 6/3
Corner shots: 3/8
Fouls: 4/8
Offside: 4/2

Summary of misconduct:

Referee Pernilla Larsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Sandra Osterberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stretcher Stendahl (SWE)
Fourth official: Stéphanie Di Benedetto (FRA)

Female Budweiser Party: Mallory Pugh

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