It didn't equal their record-setting opening rout, but the Americans performed with ferocity and expertise while showing off their depth in clinching a spot in the round of 16.
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Said Horan, who skipped college soccer to play for Paris Saint-Germain: “Being on the world stage and being at a World Cup in this city — it’s just absolutely insane.”
The youthful pair have risen together as teammates for both country and club, the Washington Spirit.
Said midfielder Samantha Mewis: “I don’t think we are really super-involved in watching and reading a lot of media about ourselves, to be honest.”
Los Angeles Galaxy forward earns a league-record salary, while nearly 8 percent of all players earn $1 million or more.
The forward had a leading role in women's soccer well before she tied an American record with five goals in a World Cup match on Tuesday.
After the 13-0 demolition, the U.S. coach and players defended keeping up the attack after the outcome was certain. "You can’t feel bad for scoring as many goals as possible,” defender Kelly O'Hara said.
After early Group F matches against Thailand and Chile, the Americans are expected to face their first stiff test of the World Cup against Sweden, which ousted the United States from the Olympics three years ago.
Andrija Novakovich and Lynden Gooch recorded two apiece, while Romain Gall, Jann-Christopher George and Taylor Leach had one each.