USA-Sweden: Lavelle gets winner in Scandinavian opener

Boston Breakers rookie Rose Lavelle scored in the 56th minute to give the USA a 1-0 win over Sweden in Gothenburg, kicking off its two-game Scandinavian tour.

Crystal Dunn used her speed to feed Lavelle, who picked up the ball on the right side of the penalty area and scored with a low shot just inside the left post.

Sweden's best chance came in the 86th minute when Kosovare Asllani's shot was deflected by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher off top of the cross bar and out for a corner kick.

Late in the first half, Allie Long. recovered from giving the ball away to Caroline Seger and blocked the Swede's shot before clearing it off the goal line.

The Americans close out the trip Sunday at Sandefjord, where they face Norway.

June 8 in Gothenberg
USA 1 Sweden 0. Goal: Lavelle 56.
USA -- Naeher; O'Hara (Ertz, 84), Sauerbrunn, Short, Klingenberg (Dahlkemper, 46); Lavelle (Rapinoe, 90+2), Long, Mewis, Pugh; Lloyd (Horan, 46), Dunn (Press, 75).
Sweden -- Carlen; Samuelsson, Sembrant, Fischer (Eriksson, 75), Andersson; Asllani, Dahlkvist (Blackstenius, 87), Seger, Schough (Spetsmark, 63); Rolfo (Larsson, 46), Schlein.
Referee: Olga Zadinova (Czech Republic).
Att.: 10,011.

3 comments about "USA-Sweden: Lavelle gets winner in Scandinavian opener".
  1. mark swanson, June 9, 2017 at 12:55 a.m.

    Every thorn has a Rose.

  2. Terry Lynch, June 9, 2017 at 7:36 a.m.

    Good one. Other than Rose (and the assist from Dunn) that performance was awfully thorny.

  3. James Madison, June 9, 2017 at 10:17 p.m.

    SA can contribute to the women's quest for equal status with the men by posting player ratings. Why not?

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