On Thursday night in Portugal, the USWNT recorded their 500th victory in program history. Here are three things we learned from the 1-0 victory.
After a successful World Cup qualifying tournament, the United States Women’s National Team returned to action against Portugal. Despite only being a friendly match, the contest held an underlying importance as the USWNT had the opportunity to earn their 500th victory.
When all was said and done, a lone goal from Jessica McDonald in the 42nd minute proved to be the difference. Portugal did well to keep to the USWNT at bay and produced a great result in their own right.
Alyssa Naeher had the clean sheet for the U.S. in net. The Americans have not allowed a goal in 794 minutes of play. Up next, the USWNT will face Scotland on Nov. 13 in Glasgow as they look to make it two wins from two in Europe.
Here are three things we learned from the 1-0 win.
3. Unbeaten run increased to 27 matches
The USWNT have been nothing short of impressive with their unbeaten streak reaching 27 matches against Portugal.
Despite a tough schedule, which included three tournaments this year, they have remained the top team in the world. This year has put them in front as the clear favorites to win the World Cup in 2019 in France.