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Trinity Rodman salvages a slow game with late goals to secure a 2-0 win

Trinity Rodman salvages a slow game with late goals to secure a 2-0 win

Trinity Rodman saved the day.

After a very slow and lackluster performance in the final match prior to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Rodman scored twice to secure a 2-0 victory over Wales for the US Women’s National Team.

Rodman scored the first goal in the 76th minute after a perfect pass from Sophia Smith across the penalty area.

She then got the second goal in the 87th minute after sneaking the ball past several Welsh defenders to take a 2-0 lead at PayPal Park in San Jose, California.

There wasn’t much at stake in Sunday’s friendly, but it was a last chance for coach Vlatko Andonovski to see his team in action as he fine-tunes his strategy before the real action begins on July 21 against Vietnam.

Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup, but are ranked 31st in the FIFA World Rankings. The match against the United States was the first time the two countries had played against each other. It was also Megan Rapinoe’s first match after she announced that the World Cup finals would be her last.

Follow the US Women’s National Team’s final game ahead of the 2023 Women’s World Cup with our live stream below.

USWNT vs Wales live tracker

USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe reaches the court before an international friendly match against Wales at PayPal Park on July 9, 2023 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Brad Smith/USSF/Getty Images for USSF)


Goalkeepers (3): Alyssa Naher, Casey Murphy, Aubrey Kingsbury
Defenders (7): Crystal Dunn, Emily Fox, Naomi Girma, Alana Cook, Emily Sonnett, Kelly O’Hara, Sofia Huerta
Medium (7): Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Julie Ertz, Andy Sullivan, Savannah DiMillo, Ashley Sanchez, Kristi Mewes
Attackers (6): Alex Morgan, Sophia Smith, Trinity Rodman, Megan Rapinoe, Alyssa Thompson, Lynn Williams

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