The USA went 18-0-4 in 2006 and 13-0-3 in
2013. The win gave Jill Ellis a 58-3-13 as national team coach. Her only losses were to Brazil in 2014 and France and China in 2015, all friendly games. The shootout loss to Sweden in the
Olympic quarterfinals counts as a tie.
The USA, which beat Romania, 8-1, on Thursday, held the Romanians without a shot, finishing with a 31-0 edge in shots. Once again, Ellis started a mix of starters and backups, plus players trying to break into the senior team.
A own goal by Teodora Meluta gave the USA the lead into the 20th minute. Crystal Dunn made it 2-0 in the final seconds of the first half.
Christen Press scored in her fourth consecutive game in the 55th minute before Morgan Brian and Samantha Mewis added late goals.
Nov. 13 in Carson, Calif.
USA 5 Romania 0. Goals: own goal 20, Dunn 45+1, Press 55, Brian pen. 88, Mewis 90+1.
USA -- Naeher; Sauerbrunn (O'Hara, 70), Long (Mewis, 70), Short (Krieger, 46); Ohai (Morgan, 46), Sullivan, Brian, Heath; Dunn (Horan, 61), Williams (Johnston, 46), Press.
Romania -- Oprea, Bortan, Giurgiu (Tarasila, 79), Ficzay, Vatafu, Rus (Havristiuc, 63), Voicu (Popa, 88), Meluta, Gorea (Corduneanu, 52), Batea (Lunca, 46), Ciolacu (Carp, 82).