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Weekly Women’s Soccer Review: England Extends Their Undefeated Streak As Alex Morgan Reaches USWNT Milestone

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Women’s international soccer returned this week, with the USWNT taking center stage in a thrilling two-header encounter with European Championship finalists Germany.

From wins by the narrowest of margins to plenty of goals conceded, the excitement was certainly in full swing during this international break.

We look back at the action around the world as many of the world’s best teams got in on the action, including how the USWNT bounced back to celebrate Alex Morgan milestone appearance.

Sophia Smith changed the game in favor of USWNT on Sunday

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Top players of the week

Zofia Smith (USA)

Here are just a handful of standout performances from the action in international friendly matches …

Sophia Smith he continued to prove why he is one of the most exciting young players in the game right now. While USWNT celebrated the 200th cap of the player who is the beacon of their previous successes in the form of Alex Morganit seemed fitting that Smith should appear on this occasion as an ode to their future, almost as if it were handing the baton from one landmark onward to another to follow in her footsteps. Her leveling goal had a lot of power before the knockout finish made her create something almost out of nothing – the makings of an exceptional player.

Japan may have lost a friendly against England, but with a player like Yui Hasegawa there are at least some small wins in the middle of the field. The 25-year-old was the beating heart of Japan’s impressive show despite losing – it all passed through her in the middle of the park and she was the standout athlete on both sides. Hasegawa’s exceptional reading of the game makes him think quickly, and instinctive decisions on the pitch feel like moments of magic.

Hasegawa (right) and Englishwoman Keira Walsh (left)

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Lena Oberdorf (Germany)

Holding on to unreliable helpers, Lena Oberdorf they were still shining over the weekend. Even though the Germans didn’t win the Euros in the summer, everyone remembered Oberdorf after he played an astonishingly good tournament at just 20 years old. A substitute in Germany’s first match against the USA and was out due to injury in the second match. the youth didn’t see many minutes during this international break – but it says more about her that the few she received still shone. Crucial to Friday night’s winning goal, the story of Morgan’s 200th Sunday appearance could have turned out very differently had Oberdorf been able to play the full 90. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, .

Despite the limited minutes, Oberdorf shone for Germany

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The best games of the week

In a story of milestones and goal runs, here are the best games of the week…

USWNT 2-1 Germany

On Friday (November 11) and Sunday (November 13) the US women’s national team will face the Euro 2022 finalists against Germany.

It was Germany who initially took the lead, giving the Americans a third defeat in a row for the first time since 1993 thanks to goals from an unfortunate Casey Murphy own goal by Klara Buhl long-term effort i Paulina Krumbiegel winner in the 89th minute.

But the second time, in the face of criticism, Vlatko Andonowski side came out from behind to win 2-1 on Morgan 200th cap for your country. Sophia Blacksmith and mal Pugh were on the results list to ensure that one of USWNT’s biggest players celebrated a landmark moment in style.

England 4-0 Japan

The Lionesses extended their unbeaten streak to 25 matches under sarin Wiegman with a dominant show over Japan at the Pinatar Arena.

Assured performance from the European Champions saw Rachel Daly open scoring in the first half. England jumped into a higher gear in the late forties, with Chloe Kelly, Ella To one and Jess Park getting on the scoresheet.

Yui Hasegawa was a standout performance for Japan, but despite all their efforts, Wiegman’s team strength proved too much this time around.

Jess Park scored on his first cap for England

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The best results of the week

Australia 4-0 Sweden

The big worry was on the cards for Sweden No. 2 in the world, who lost 4-0 by Tony Gustavsson Australian side with full performance. Caitlin Foord scored a goal thanks to a lightning performance against other players of the women’s Superleague Kerr herself and Mary Fowler mesh too.

Brazil 1-2 Canada

The current Canadian Olympic gold medalists recorded an impressive victory Pia Sundhage Brazil. This meant five wins in a row for Bev Priestman side. Shelina Zadorsky he previously opened the scoring for Canada Debinha equalizer. But just before the half-hour mark, Adriana Leon a stunning half-volley hit would prove the evening’s differentiating factor.

Adriana Leon was a difference maker in Canada

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Spain 7-0 Argentina

Jorge Vild The Spanish side ran absolutely insane against Argentina, ahead of them by seven. It was an unforgettable night for them Salma Paralluello who scored a hat-trick. The Barcelona player scored quickly in the first half before scoring three goals in the 50th minute to give Spain a 5-0 lead. Alba Redondo, Maite Oroz, Athena del Castillo and Inma Gabarro all were also on the scoresheet, conceding seven unanswered goals to the Argentines.

The main games of the coming week: the end of the international break and the return of the national leagues

With the final round of international matches earlier in the week, some domestic leagues will also return over the weekend.

Here are some key connections to keep an eye on as we look ahead…

Tuesday, November 15

England v Norway (20:00 CET)

Netherlands v Denmark (20:00 CET)

Spain – Japan (20:00 CET)

Saturday, November 19

Everton v Manchester City (16:00 CET) – Women’s Super League

Arsenal v Manchester United (18:30 CET) – Women’s Super League

Athletic Club v Real Sociedad (20:00 CET) – Liga F

Sunday November 20

Fiorentina v Inter Milan (14:30 CET) – Serie A

Bordeaux v PSG (14:00 CET) – Division 1

Real Betis v Sevilla (16:00 CET) – Liga F

Lyon v Le Havre (16:00 CET) – Division 1

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