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Macario and Purce score as USWNT crushes Colombia

Sat 23 January 2021 | 9:36

The U.S introduced two debut goal scorers in their 6-0 victory against Colombia.

The U.S women’s national team played a friendly match against

Colombia

on Friday night. The team followed their 4-0 win over the same opponent on Monday with another crushing victory as they were able to score six goals this time. The Brazilian-born attacker Catarina Macario scored her first USWNT goal in the third minute of the game and opened the scoring for her team. The 21-year-old has recently joined Lyon from Stanford University and she has already impressed her teammate Megan Rapinoe.

"Cat is a different kind of player than I think we've ever had. She's a different No.9 than we've ever had," Megan Rapinoe said of the 21-year-old after Friday's game.

"She drops in a little bit more, plays more like a false nine.

"Physically, she's already ready to be at this level and that's a huge jump for a lot of people to go from college to this level to be able to compete physically.

"She's going to be one of those fun players that you love to see – someone that's going to excite the fans, someone that's going to come out with something creative or a nutmeg."

Margaret Purce

was another player that scored her debut goal for the national team on Friday. However, the team got a major scare when Sam Mewis got injured in the second half. The team’s coach

Vlatko Andonovski

was asked about the 28-year-old’s injury after the match.

"She's very strong and very tough,

"When we first asked [how she was] she said: 'I'm fine, I'm fine,' but we are doing all the exams and following all the protocol to make sure she's fine.

"She's tough and we don't know what 'fine' means in her world. Pretty soon we're going to know how she feels."


source: SportMob