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Press double leads Americans to impressive win
by Paul Kennedy, April 9th, 2013 8:43PM

TAGS:  netherlands, women's national team


[NETHERLANDS-USA] Christen Press scored two more goals and helped set up Tobin Heath for the third goal as the USA beat the Netherlands, 3-1, to complete its European tour. Press' goals give her six in her first seven national team appearances, all this year. The USA improved its unbeaten streak to 31 games with the win.

Press and Heather O'Reilly both had shots cleared off the line before the USA went ahead in the 36th minute when Sydney Leroux beat her defender, cut the ball back back past Press, who let it roll into the path of the onrushing Heath, who scored her eighth goal for the USA.

Leroux fed Press, who doubled the score seconds before halftime, and the Swedish-based star made it 3-0 in the 60th minute with weaving run to elude her marker and shot off the far post and into the goal.

"There were a lot of positives from the game," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni, who made 10 changes in the starting lineup for the team that tied Germany, 3-3, on Friday. "I thought tactically we did exactly what we tried to do. For much of the game, we pinned Holland in their own half which was our aim. We created a considerable number of chances and probably should have made the score line a little more decisive, but there was some spirited defending from Holland as we expect from these teams. But when you consider we made 10 changes from the team that played against Germany, I was very pleased with the performance."

The next match for the USA is June 2 in a rematch of the 2012 Olympic semifinal against Canada at Toronto's BMO Field, where the game is already sold out.

April 9 in The Hague
USA 3 Netherlands 1. Goals: Heath 36, Press 45, 60; Melis 81.
USA -- Harris; Krieger, Buehler, Sauerbrunn, O'Hara (Morgan,79); O'Reilly (Klingenberg, 65), Averbuch (Cheney, 79), Johnston, Heath; Press, Leroux.
Netherlands -- Geurts; Bito, Koster (Stentler, 57), van den Berg, van den Heiligenberg, Dekker (van de Donk, 46), van den Ven (Smit, 80), Hoogendijk, Martens (Pieete, 83), Spitse, Melis.

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