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ASN Morning Read: Olympic Win No. 1 in the Books

The United States women's Olympic team takes care of business against New Zealand with a 2-0 victory to open their gold medal defense; a star midfielder moves to Major League Soccer; Julian Green gets time.
BY Noah Davis Posted
August 04, 2016
4:10 AM
  • Lloyd and Morgan Score as U.S. Beats New Zealand 2-0

  • "The final score might not have been historic, but it was sufficiently satisfying for a team trying to take the first step toward a historic gold medal in women's soccer. The Americans beat New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday. Carli Lloyd scored the opening goal in the ninth minute, while Alex Morgan added the second in the opening minute of the second half. There were uneven moments and lulls that left a crowd to figure out the minimum attendance required to successfully pull off the wave (when it wasn't booing U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo with increasing delight every time she touched the ball). But in its sixth Olympics, the United States opened with a win for the fifth time."

  • "Starting in the second half, Solo was booed by local supporters at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte — with fans loudly chanting “Zika” every time she cleared the ball from her penalty area. The controversial World Cup and Olympic champion has been outspoken about her concerns over traveling to Brazil due to the Zika virus. Earlier this week, she posted a photograph of herself on Twitter wearing a beekeeper’s mask and holding a giant bottle of insect repellent. Her post was widely reported in the Brazilian media."
  • Alejandro Bedoya Signs With Philadelphia Union

  • Will Matt Miazga go out on loan? Probably

  • Does this mean potential playing time for the young American or is it more like start the American in the United States and then loan him out when we get back to Europe?

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