Sights: USWNT vs. New Zealand at Busch Stadium on April 4, 2015

New Zealand's starting lineup against the United States on April 4, 2015, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.USA starting lineup against New Zealand on April 4, 2015, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.New Zealand during a friendly against the United States on April 4, 2015.USA's Amy Rodriguez and New Zealand's Katie Bowen during a friendly at Busch Stadium on April 4, 2015.New Zealand's Erin Nayler stretches for the ball during the USA-New Zealand friendly on April 4, 2015.Christen Press (23) maneuvers agains New Zealand at Busch Stadium.Members of the U.S. National Team during a friendly against New Zealand on April 4, 2015.U.S. defender Julie Johnston clears the ball against New Zealand.Alex Morgan gets a shot off during a friendly agains New Zealand at Busch Stadium.USA celebrating Julie Johnston's (26) goal against New Zealand.New Zealand's Ali Riley against the USA on April 4, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri.USA celebrating Lori Chalupny's goal against New Zealand on April 4, 2015.Becky Sauerbrunn (4) and Hannah Wilkinson (17) vie for the ball.USA's Ali Krieger (11) against New Zealand on April 4, 2015.Hope Solo and Sarah Gregorius before a corner kick.Annalie Longo and Megan Rapinoe battle for the ball during a friendly on April 4, 2015.Ali Riley and Christen Press during a friendly at Busch Stadium on April 4, 2015.New Zealand's Annalie Longo.New Zealand captain Abby Erceg directs the defense.Carli Lloyd.St. Louis brought it!

In front of more than 35,000 at Busch Stadium, the U.S. Women’s National team defeated New Zealand, 4-0, on April 4, 2015. It was the first home match of 2015 for the U.S.

Defense set the tone, as defender Meghan Klingenberg opened up the scoring in the 14th minute. Defenders Lori Chalupny and Julie Johnston added goals in the 76th and 78th minutes, respectively. Morgan Brian sealed it in the 81st minute with a finish to the lower-left corner.

The official attendance was 35,817, making it the largest stand-alone crowd for a USWNT home match.

Midfielder Megan Rapinoe earned her 100th cap in the match.

The USWNT next plays Ireland on May 10 in San Jose. FOX Sports 1 will air the match live.

Cynthia Hobgood was there to chronicle the match. More images will feature in upcoming print issues.

 

About the Photojournalist

Cynthia Hobgood is a Washington, DC-based digital communications consultant, photographer and writer. Hobgood started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for weekly/daily publications and ultimately, the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) She previously helped launch a national youth sports nonprofit and started Full 90 Communications earlier this year. Hobgood has a master’s degree in sports management from The George Washington University School of Business and master of arts degree in English from Baylor University.

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