Lloyd Scores Quick Goal and US Women Defeat Jamaica 4-0

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U.S. forward Carli Lloyd kicks the ball past Jamaica goalkeeper Chinyelu Asher (7) to score during the first half of their 2021 WNT Summer Series soccer match, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

(AP) Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the US women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series.

The US women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third longest streak in team history. The team is undefeated in 55 games on American soil.

Lloyd’s goal was the fastest for the Americans since Alex Morgan scored in 12 seconds against Costa Rica in a 2016 match.

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Lloyd also became the oldest woman — at 38 years, 332 days — to score a goal for the national team. It was Lloyd’s 303rd appearance with the team.

Head coach Vlatko Andonovski made six line-up changes from the 1-0 victory in the Summer Series opener Thursday against Portugal.

Andonovski started Adrianna Franch in goal, giving Alyssa Naeher the night off. Midfielder Catarina Macario, who played at Stanford before signing professionally with Lyon, made her fourth national team appearance.

Andonovski is using the Summer Series matches to decide the final roster for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Lindsey Horan scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute. Midge Purce made it 3-0 in the 22nd minute, for her second international goal.
Morgan added a final goal in stoppage time. It was Morgan’s 110th goal for the United States.

The US will now head to Austin to play Nigeria at the new Q2 Stadium on Wednesday night. The Super Falcons played to a 3-3 tie with Portugal in the earlier game on Sunday, and was beaten 1-0 by Jamaica last Thursday.

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