US Women team held to a goalless draw at home by South Korea.
The draw ended the US Women National Team’s record of 22 game winning streak.
US Women National team was held to a goalless draw by South Korea. The match took place at the Children’s Mercy Park Stadium in Kansas City.
The South Korean goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul made eight saves in the match.
“I think that today she was their best player, and which is very good for her, not good for us, obviously, because she stopped some wonderful shots,” U.S. coach Andonovski said about Yoon.
The U.S. couldn’t beat the South Korean defense despite numerous chances created. A shot by Lindsey Horan in the 13th minute hit the post. Megan Rapinoe directed a shot toward the bottom left corner in the 27th minute that Young-Guel saved. It was Rapinoe’s first game for the U.S. since the bronze-medal match at the Tokyo Olympics in August.
The draw ended USA’s 22 games winning streak on home soil. However, they are still unbeaten in the last 61 games in total, which includes 55 wins and 6 draws.
If they had beaten South Korea today, the 23 wins would have tied their record for the most consecutive wins. The US set the record from April 1993 to February 1996.
The US Women team will play one more game against their Korean counterparts on Tuesday. and this match and the game on Tuesday vs. South Korea in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will be the final two in the national team career of Carli Lloyd. She entered at the 63rd minute in today’s match.
Carli Lloyd has played the second-most matches in the world with 315 and has scored 134 international goals which is third in USWNT history and fourth all-time in the world. Carli Lloyd trails Canada’s Christine Sinclair (187 in 303 games) and Americans Abby Wambach (184/256) and Mia Hamm (158/275).