USA vs Australia FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 soccer: Team USA wins, but after tough challenge
Megan Rapinoe scored twice to lead the United States to a 3-1 win over Australia in their Women’s World Cup opener on Monday, extending their unbeaten run against the Matildas to 25 games.
Rapinoe’s two strikes, on either side of halftime and another from Christen Press in the 61st minute powered the Americans to the top of Group D after Sweden and Nigeria had earlier battled to a 1-1 draw.
Having achieved just two draws in their 24 previous meetings against the U.S., Australia came out looking determined to end their frustration when Emily Van Egmond unleashed a thunderbolt from just inside the penalty area that forced a diving save from Hope Solo.
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