Horan gives U.S. tie with Netherlands in 2019 final rematch

In the second half, with the score tied 1-1, the United States managed to secure a draw against the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup. Lindsey Horan, who had been knocked down earlier, took revenge by scoring a goal in the later minutes, angering Danielle van Donk.

After Horan’s goal in the second half, the Americans, who maintained an undefeated streak in 19 consecutive matches, were taken aback by a goal from Jill Roord in the first half, delivered first by the Dutch.

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Several minutes of jawing between the two teams followed, and in the 62nd minute, Horan scored a goal with a header from a corner kick: her teammate from Lyon club team – Van de Donk, even cursed in her direction and she was furious after accidentally knocking the ball off her feet.

Horan expressed, “My sole objective was to secure a goal” subsequent to overcoming that challenge. The competition should endure consistently, as that is the ideal circumstance. I hold great admiration for her since it entails a vigorous confrontation, and Dan and I consistently face off against one another, to be completely honest.

In this competition, Horan netted her second successive goal in the World Cup, marking her fourth goal at the international level, while the American team attempted to appease her.

Horan expressed her frustration with Van de Donk, stating, ‘In that moment, I became slightly (irritated).’ ‘However, Rose delivered a remarkable pass and I managed to score a goal, which made me quite pleased.’

The U.S. Has scored additional goals to maintain their advantage, however, both the Dutch and the Americans are currently at the top of the Group E rankings with one victory and one tie. Despite the draw, neither team has guaranteed their place in the knockout stage, as there is still one more group match to be played.

The United States will face Portugal in their final group match on Tuesday in Auckland, while Vietnam will take on the Netherlands on the same day in Dunedin.

It was the second consecutive trophy for the Americans, who finished fourth overall in the tournament. The game, which took place in Lyon, France, was a rematch of the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, where the Americans secured a 2-0 victory.

In the 17th minute, Roord’s strike from the edge of the penalty box passed through Horan’s legs, granting the Dutch team the advantage.

In the 29th minute, Dominique Janssen had a good opportunity from a distance, but the U.S. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher jumped and saved the ball, which then hit the netting and crossbar above the skirted goal.

As halftime approached, the intensity grew stronger, but Horan’s header from a cross in the 36th minute failed to hit the target on the left side.

Substituted for Savannah DeMelo was Lavelle, who netted one of the goals in the World Cup final four years prior. At halftime, Rose Lavelle, who was hindered by a knee injury leading up to the World Cup, was brought on as a substitute for the United States.

In the initial stage of the 2011 tournament, it marked the first instance in which the U.S. Had fallen behind at halftime in 52 World Cup games, after previously trailing Sweden. The Netherlands entered the break with a one-goal advantage, which had only occurred on six occasions.

Horan expressed, “I am pleased with the team and their response.” “We faced considerable pressure and had numerous chances and opportunities as a result. I believe we promptly addressed the issues in the first half, although we are somewhat disappointed with our performance.”

In the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington, the temperatures were in the 50s with clear skies, and there was a strong wind blowing for the match. The attendance was announced as 27,312.

Vlatko Andonovski, the coach of the U.S., Is looking forward to the next forward. He is particularly happy to see the younger players mimicking the experienced older ones, with a strong belief and a positive mentality.

The Americans, aiming for a record third consecutive World Cup title, defeated Vietnam 3-0 in their opening tournament. During the match, Sophia Smith scored a pair of goals and added to the tally.

Normally, midfielder Julie Ertz would play at center back, but due to the absence of veteran Becky Sauerbrunn, who injured her foot, she was unable to play in the World Cup.

Megan Rapinoe, the American star who came in as a substitute in the opening game against Vietnam, announced that this is her final World Cup and she will retire at the end of the season. It was also revealed that she was not used in Thursday’s match, which marks her 200th appearance with the team.

In the match against Portugal to kickstart the tournament, Katja Snoeijs took the place of the injured Lineth Beerensteyn for the Americans. The Dutch team had to play without their forward, Lineth Beerensteyn.

Vivianne Miedema, the leading scorer for Arsenal in December, was also missing due to an ACL rupture while playing for the Dutch. She has a career total of 95 goals for the Dutch.

The United States remained unbeaten in all except one of its encounters with the Dutch – the initial match in 1991.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins also met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta for a formal bilateral meeting in Wellington. Blinken also had a meeting with the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahuta and Prime Minister Hipkins in Wellington. Additionally, Blinken met with the U.S. State Secretary’s team at their hotel on the eve of the match.

Argentina, Italy, South Africa, and Sweden comprise Group G, wherein the team that finishes in second place will compete in the knockout stage in Sydney against the team that finishes first in Group E.

The runner-up of Group E will travel to Melbourne, Australia to compete against the leading team from Group G.