USA Sweeps La Manga Tournament With 2-0 Win Over Sweden

With another 2-0 scoreline, the USA completed their La Manga campaign with a victory over Sweden. The US tops the tournament with 3 wins, 6 goals scored and 0 allowed.

Unlike the first two matches – where the goals came at the end of each half – both goals were scored in the second half, albeit in the last 10 minutes. Forward Ally Watt claimed both, with Mallory Pugh assisting. They were Watt’s first goals for the US in international competition.

As goalkeeper Samantha Leshnak got her first start for the team, playing the full 90 minutes, the USA finishes the tournament having given every player on the roster minutes on the field. 9 players played in all three matches; only Mallory Pugh and centerback Natalie Jacobs played all 270 minutes. With two goals and one assist, Pugh also leads the team on points.

Scoring Summary

USA – Ally Watt – 81′
USA – Ally Watt (Mallory Pugh) – 86′

Misconduct Summary

USA – Samantha Leshnak (caution) – 79′


USA: 18-Samantha Leshnak, 6-Sabrina Flores (22- Courtney Petersen, 46) 19-Natalie Jacobs (capt.), 5-Kaliegh Riehl (14-Jessie Scarpa, 61) 3-Maddie Elliston, 10-Marley Canales, 2-Emily Ogle, 7-Mikaela Harvey (8-Parker Roberts, 69), 12-Jordan Harr (20-Savannah DeMelo, 69), 9-Mallory Pugh, 15-Taylor Racioppi (4-Ally Watt, 61)
Subs not used: 1-Casey Murphy, 11-Michaela Abam, 16- Zoe Redei, 17-Megan Buckingham, 21-Rachel Corboz, 23-Annia Mejia
Head Coach: Michelle French

SWE: 1-Zecira Musovic (23-Matilda Haglund, 46), 14-Anna Oskarsson (13-Emelie Andersson, 79), 5-Marie Johansson, 3-Julia Ekholm, 2 Ronja Aronsson, 17-Nathalie Persson (15-Maja Göthberg, 66), 8-Filippa Angeldal (18-Michelle De Jongh, 46), 6-Ellen Löfqvist, 11-Julia Zigiotti Olme (7-Tove Almqvist, 46), 9-Stina Blackstenius, 10-Linda Hallin (20-Emma Jansson, 66)
Subs not used: 4-Nathalie Björn, 12-Emma Holmgren, 16-Maja Norrhamn, 19-Anna Anvegård
Head Coach: Calle BarrlingM/em>