Hope Solo introduced she’s operating for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation in an essay posted to Facebook on Friday.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mallory Pugh scored a pair of second-half objectives, and the U.S. women’s nationwide group opened the yr with a 5-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday.

Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn additionally scored for the top-ranked United States. The match was the primary for a yr that may embrace qualifying for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The Americans are the defending champion of the game’s premier occasion.

Denmark went up 1-Zero within the 14th minute off Nadia Nadim’s header. It was the 23rd worldwide objective for Nadim, who performed final season for the Portland Thorns within the National Women’s Soccer League.

Morgan equalized within the 17th minute together with her 81st worldwide objective, seventh on the workforce’s all-time record. Ertz then scored within the 19th minute. While Ertz was enjoying for the U.S. women, husband Zach Ertz was enjoying for the Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC championship recreation.

Pugh put the Americans up Three-1 within the 47th minute, after which scored her second within the 65th. Dunn added a aim within the 81st minute.

U.S. Soccer honored former goalkeeper Hope Solo for her 200th cap earlier than the match. Solo appeared in 202 video games for the nationwide workforce, most for any goalkeeper in U.S. historical past. She had a report 101 shutouts and an general common of Zero.54 objectives allowed.

Solo took half in three World Cups and three Olympics for the nationwide workforce. But the 2016 Olympics was the final time she performed for the workforce. She was suspended following a quarterfinal loss to Sweden and didn’t play for the United States in 2017.

Solo has lately declared her candidacy for U.S. Soccer President to succeed Sunil Gulati. Gulati stated he wouldn’t search one other time period within the wake of the U.S. males’s failure to qualify for this yr’s World Cup in Russia. Solo is amongst eight candidates for the publish.

The match capped January coaching camp. But the staff was lacking quite a lot of regulars due to accidents.

Tobin Heath had minor ankle surgical procedure earlier this month that was anticipated to maintain her out for as much as 12 weeks.


Heath, who additionally performs for the Thorns, injured her ankle within the NWSL title match between the Thorns and the North Carolina Courage in October. Portland gained 1-Zero for its second general league title.

Midfielder Morgan Brian, who’s enjoying in France with Lyon, stayed out of January camp due to nagging accidents, whereas defender Becky Sauerbrunn has a stress response in her left foot that necessitates a number of weeks of relaxation.

Additionally, Samantha Mewis (knee) and Rose Lavelle (hamstring) did not participate in camp.


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