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United States v Chile Live Commentary, 16/06/2019

3 - 0
C. Lloyd (11)
J. Ertz (26)
C. Lloyd (35)
Parc des Princes


That will do it for our live coverage of this match between the United States and Chile! We hope you enjoyed following along, and will join us again soon!
Next, the United States will hope to carry their momentum into the match against Sweden which will determine who will emerge as Group F winners, while Chile will be hoping for a big result against Thailand which could just be enough to sneak them into the round of 16 via one of the four third-place spots.
The United States scored all of their goals in the first half, but certainly did not take it easy on Chile in the second. Press had five shots either blocked or saved, and Lloyd missed a penalty in the 81st minute which would have earned her the hat-trick. In total, the US had 14 shots in the second half yet none of them were able to beat Endler. the Chilean goalkeeper was absolutely incredible today, recording six saves and backing her status as one of the best goalkeepers in the women's game. Their attack, conversely, was incredibly poor today though, failing to record a single shot on target all match. In the end, the United States were clearly the better team and deservedly end today as victors, and leaders of Group F.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: United States 3-0 Chile
S. Galaz
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Galaz goes in late from behind on McDonald, who had shielded the ball, and the former picks up a yellow.
90' + 4' Another foul by Long who is very, very lucky to still be on this pitch.
90' + 2' Long has to be careful as she concedes another foul, just minutes after being shown yellow.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
D. Pardo
F. Lara
89' Lara, who let her temper get the best of her a couple of times, is replaced by Pardo.
A. Long
Yellow Card
United States
88' Long jumps with her arm outstretched, made contact with the head of Zamora, and the former receives a yellow card.
87' A diagonal ball is played forward in the direction of Pugh, but it's overhit and rolls out for a Chile goal-kick.
85' Lloyd receives the ball at the back post, tries lofting it back into the centre of the box, and Endler comes off her line to claim it.
83' With the United States having made their final substitution, Alex Morgan will not be entering play, meaning she will not be able to add to her tournament-high five goals today.
E. Sonnett
A. Dahlkemper
United States
82' Coach Jillian Ellis makes her last change of the day, replacing Dahlkemper with Sonnett.
C. Lloyd
Penalty Miss
United States
81' MISS! Lloyd stepped up to take the penalty and hit it well left of goal! Endler dove the right way though, and likely would have had it covered even if it had been on target!
Y. Huenteo
Yellow Card
80' Hunteo concedes a penalty, and picks up a yellow card just minutes after coming onto the pitch.
80' PENALTY! After a half-hearted penalty shout from the United States' players, the referee went over to the monitor, reviewed what VAR showed her, and she's pointed to the spot!
78' After her latest effort against Press, Endler has made a whopping 10 saves at this year's Women's World Cup - the first to reach that tally.
F. Lara
Yellow Card
76' Lara leaves a leg in on Lloyd, and the former is shown yellow for her efforts.
74' SAVE! In yet another occurrence of deja vu, Press has her near-post attempt denied by an athletic save from Endler!
72' CHANCE! Lloyd, after a ball in from Long, hits a looping header towards the top-left corner of the goal only to be denied by the crossbar!
69' A less threatening shot from Press this time, but it's blocked behind nonetheless, and the United States will now take their 13th corner of the match.
Y. Huenteo
M. Urrutia
68' Urrutia is taken off by Chile as Huenteo enters the fray.
66' SAVE! Press has to be wondering what she has to do after yet another diving save from Endler! The forward headed the ball to the top-left corner of goal, only to be denied for a third time.
64' Press is unable to find a team-mate in the box after absolutely skinning her defender en route to the byline.
62' Chance! McDonald tries a curling effort from a tight angle... and she's hit the post! That looked like it was going well wide when it left her foot, but the ball nearly had enough movement to land in the back of the net!
61' With Long's introduction, the reserve goalkeepers (Harris, Franch) are now the only players yet to play a minute for the United States at this tournament.
A. Long
L. Horan
United States
59' The United States make another change as Horan is taken off in favour of Long.
58' SAVE! Another stunning diving effort from Endler to deny Press at the near post! Despite having already conceded three times, the Chilean 'keeper has been superb!
56' SAVE! Brilliant stop by Endler after Press surged past the Chilean defence and cut the ball back to Horan who was running free in the box! Horan has to be wondering how she hasn't scored there!
54' A long, lofted pass to Press down the left wing is negated as the flag went up for offside.
52' Chile launch on a counter-attack after a loose pass from Pugh, but the defence recovers and the United States win back possession.
50' A pretty unflattering stat coming across the desk as Chile actually managed fewer touches in the American's half today (33) than Thailand had (72) on Tuesday.
48' CHANCE! Great movement from the United States as Pugh drifted infield and laid the ball off to an unmarked Press who had her attempt saved by Endler at the near post!
46' The referee blows her whistle once more, and this match is back underway!
J. McDonald
J. Ertz
United States
46' The United States make a change at the break as well with McDonald taking the place of goalscorer Julie Ertz.
Y. López
C. Soto
46' Chile make a change at half-time as Soto is replaced by Lopez.
It will be interesting to see how these sides approach the second half. If you're the United States, you're already three goals up which would typically prompt some changes to rest key players, but most of them are already on the bench. If they bring on the likes of Morgan or Rapinoe, this game could get ugly very quickly. As for Chile, the defensive strategy that worked for most of the match against Sweden has already proven to be ineffective against the talent wielded by the US, and an attacking player is sorely needed to at least provide a threat and hopefully play a bit more at the other end of the pitch.
The United States came out firing with their first shot coming in just the second minute of the match, and they never let up. They scored three times in the opening period with a brace from Lloyd (11', 35') and another from Ertz (26') to take a 3-0 lead into the break. The story thus far has mainly been set pieces as the US have already taken eight corners which resulted in two goals. Chile had an opportunity of their own from a dead-ball opportunity when, in the 22nd minute, they had the ball in the back of the net through Guerrero, but the flag was raised and the goal ruled out. They've struggled to get forward for most of this match, but will have to if they are to even get record their first ever Women's World Cup goal.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: United States 3-0 Chile
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
43' CHANCE! Another corner, another opportunity for the United States as the ball winds up at the feet of Pugh who was leaning back, and fired her shot well above the crossbar. That likely won't impact the result in any meaningful way, but she'll need to do better from there against tougher opposition.
41' Some dirty play by Saez who slides late on Pugh even though the ball had already rolled out of play. The former gets a talking to, but somehow avoids a card.
40' Pugh takes a smart touch that cuts in front of the path of Galaz, with the latter almost forced to commit the foul. Free-kick to the United States.
38' At age 36, Lloyd has now become the oldest player to score more than once in a single Women's World Cup match!
T. Davidson
United States
35' Davidson is really enjoying all of these corners, and records another assist as she lifts the ball into the path of a surging Lloyd who finished the chance with aplomb!
C. Lloyd
United States
35' GOOALLLL!!! Another goal from another corner kick! Davidson whipped in another fantastic ball and Lloyd made an unmarked run, leapt, and easily guided her header into the bottom-left corner of the goal! United States 3-0 Chile
34' Ertz has her run stopped by Chile in the box, and the ball rolled out wide where it was collected by Press who kept the attack alive.
32' Chile win their first corner of the match, but the ensuing cross is easily plucked from the air by Naeher. They will need to do better from situations like that if they are to get themselves back into this match.
29' Chile already find themselves with a mountain to climb considering the United States have not conceded a single goal in any of their last five matches.
T. Davidson
United States
26' Davidson took the sixth US corner, and curled a pinpoint cross onto the head of a leaping Ertz who powered the header past Endler for the goal!
J. Ertz
United States
26' GOOALLLL!!!! The United States double their lead! From yet another corner, Ertz rose above all challengers and headed Davidson's cross into the near post where Endler managed to get both hands on it, but the attempt had too much power for the 'keeper! United States 2-0 Chile
L. Horan
Yellow Card
United States
23' Horan goes in with a heavy challenge on Araya, and receives the first yellow card of the match.
22' CHILE HAVE THE BALL IN THE NET... oh, but it's offside! A set-piece play from a free-kick saw Guerrero slip past the US defenders and put the ball past a rushing Naeher, only to then see the flag go up. Terrific idea that, but the execution just let them down.
21' Chile get forward for the first time today, but the move is nullified due to an offside call on Urrutia.
19' Lara is back on the pitch and appears to be able to continue.
18' Lara is down in her own penalty area, receiving attention from the medical staff.
17' Toro does well to make contact with the ball right before it landed on the head of Ertz in the box, but the former has conceded yet another corner, the fifth for the US already!
15' Consecutive corners for the United States now as Saez and Zamora both knock the ball behind and away from danger.
13' Ertz tries her luck from outside the box, but her right-footed shot is blocked before it can cause Endler any issues.
C. Lloyd
United States
11' GOOALLL!!! The United States take the lead! Lloyd runs onto a loose ball in the box and unleashes a left-footed effort into the top-right corner past a frozen Endler! Play had started to calm down leading up to the goal but the US are a threat at all times. United States 1-0 Chile
8' Ertz tries an audacious pass out to the right wing that is overhit and rolls out for a Chile throw.
6' Horan sees the flag go up after Ertz had tried to chip the ball to her over the defence.
4' SAVE! Endler busy early here as this time she pulls off a low kick-save against Lloyd who had a chance from incredibly close range!
2' CHANCE! Endler punched the initial cross from the corner into the path of Lloyd who blazed her effort over the crossbar! You'd expect the forward to do better from there!
2' An early corner won by the US after Guerrero kicked the ball behind.
1' Referee Riem Hussein blows her whistle, and this match is underway!
Both sides are out on the pitch as the national anthems ring around the Parc des Princes. Not long to go now!
Just one change from Chile after their tightly contested 2-0 loss against Sweden in their World Cup opener with Soto replacing Aedo. The swap is a bit surprising considering the latter led the side with three goals at the Copa America Feminina, but Jose Letelier will be left hoping his side can find goals elsewhere. Araya seems the most likely candidate seeing as she comes into this match in solid form, having scored two of Chile’s last four goals. At the other end of the pitch, the defence will have to absorb pressure for most of the match, like they did against Sweden, but Guerrero will have to be careful today as another yellow card would see her suspended for Chile’s last group stage match.
Chile substitutes: Fernanda Pinilla, Yessenia Huenteo, Maria Jose Rojas, Ryan Torrero, Daniela Pardo, Valentina Diaz, Elisa Duran, Rocio Soto, Paloma Lopez, Natalia Campos, Javiera Grez, Yanara Aedo.
Chile (4-3-3): Christiane Endler; Su Helen Galaz, Carla Guerrero, Camila Saez, Javiera Toro; Francisca Lara, Karen Araya, Claudia Soto; Daniela Zamora, Maria Jose Urrutia, Rosario Balmaceda.
The United States make a whopping seven changes following their massive win against Thailand last time out. O’Hara, Lavelle, Dunn, Mewis, Heath, Morgan, and Rapinoe all drop to the bench with Krieger, Sauerbrunn, Davidson, Brian, Press, Lloyd, and Pugh all coming into the starting line-up. It seems as though coach Jillian Ellis is simultaneously resting her stars for the group stage finale against Sweden, as well as giving valuable minutes to players who don’t typically start. The assumption is that this US side is deep enough to cruise past Chile but, if they don’t, questions will surely be asked about this strategy.
United States substitutes: Jessica McDonald, Emily Sonnett, Allie Long, Kelley O’Hara, Crystal Dunn, Ashlyn Harris, Adrianna Franch, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle.
United States (4-3-3): Alyssa Naeher; Ali Krieger, Abby Dahlkemper, Becky Sauerbrunn, Tierna Davidson; Morgan Brian, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan; Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press.
Now, let’s take a look at how these sides will be setting up today!
The United States' track record at the Women’s World Cup is incredible, having won more titles (three) and matches (33) than any other nation in the competition’s history. That will certainly lend confidence today, as will the fact that they have won both previous matches against Chile (3-0, 4-0).
Chile will be wanting to pick up their first ever win at the Women’s World Cup today, but a draw would still be the best result recorded by a team debuting at this year’s tournament with South Africa, Jamaica, and Scotland yet to pick up a point.
The big story coming into this match will surely be the reactions elicited from the behaviour of the United States team during their 13-0 thrashing of Thailand on Tuesday. The celebrations were deemed to be excessive by many, especially as the USA failed to tone things down as the scoreline got more, and more out of hand. In response, Megan Rapinoe said their “only crime was an explosion of joy” but, regardless, there’s little arguing that the target on the backs of the reigning Women’s World Cup champions has grown even larger.
Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of this Women's World Cup match between the United States and Chile!