Conn. — Christen Press scored a pair of goals, Samantha Mewis and Tobin Heath also scored, and the U.S. women beat Mexico 4-0 on Thursday night.
The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 43 games, matching the second-longest undefeated run in team history, in the first of two Olympic send-off matches against Mexico. The Americans extended their winning streak against Mexico to 14 games and improved to 38-1-1 overall. The lone U.S. loss in the series was a 2010 World Cup qualifier.
“There were several things that I was very happy with,” coach Vlatko Andonovski said. “First I was happy to see some of the group or team combinations and connections that we had. And then I was also happy to see some of the small group or sub-group combinations. … The last thing was I felt that we did a very good job adjusting to what was given to us.”
That cohesion is essential as the team readies for the Olympics. The United States, a four-time gold medal winner, is aiming to become the first team to follow a World Cup title by winning Olympic gold. Mewis scored in the 21st minute off a pass from older sister Kristie Mewis, and the pair celebrated with a chest bump. It was the first sister-to-sister goal in the team’s history.