Double reigning world champions, the Americans got the better of Vietnam (3-0) for their debut in the 2023 World Cup.
Double title holders and favorites of the competitions, the Americans did not miss their debut in the 2023 World Cup by dominating Vietnam (3-0), Saturday morning, at Eden Park in Auckland (New Zealand).
Striker Sophia Smith, 22, scored twice in the first period (14th, 45th + 7) to put her team on the right track. While Alex Morgan missed a penalty (43rd), captain Lindsey Horan, who played this season at Olympique Lyonnais, scored the third goal (77th).
The other meeting of this group F will oppose Portugal to the Netherlands.
Sophia Smith’s dad presented her with the Player of the Match award 🥺 pic.twitter.com/wlrV2a57CM
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 22, 2023