FOOTBALL: U.S. women overpower Chile, 3-0

The U.S. women easily handled Chile in a 3-0 win at the StubHub Center in Carson, California last Friday night in a game which was not as close as the score indicated.

A lively crowd of 23,544 saw Tierna Davidson score off a corner kick from Tobin Heath for the U.S. in the eighth minute for a 1-0 lead and the issue was decided in the 32nd minute when a Julie Ertz header glanced off defender Carla Guerrero into the Chilean goal for a 2-0 advantage.

Christen Press ended the scoring in the 59th minute when she finished off a Mallory Pugh cross that rolled past Carli Lloyd, to Press’s right foot for her 45th career goal. Shots were 24-1 for the U.S. in the game.

The U.S. and Chile will play again on Tuesday (4 September) at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern (televised on ESPN2)

The CONCACAF Championships draw for the tournament that will qualify teams for the 2019 World Cup will be held that day as well. The U.S. will play group games on 4-7-10 October in Cary, North Carolina, but the opponents are unknown; this draw is scheduled to be shown at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Fox Sports.