PHILADELPHIA – The most important part of any party is that everyone gets home safely. That was the case for the United States women’s national team in Thursday’s World Cup victory-tour match against Portugal at Lincoln Financial Stadium.
The Americans won the game, 4-0, with goals from four different players, including local legend Carli Lloyd. The mood was light, with Lloyd celebrating her goal by flapping her arms to mimic a ‘Fly, Eagles, Fly’ celebration and Allie Long following suit later in the match.
Most of all, though, the Americans avoided any further injuries. That has to be a sigh of relief to coaches around the National Women’s Soccer League.
“Actually my assistant coach said to me, ‘you know, good result but we’re healthy,’” U.S. head coach Jill Ellis said after the match.
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