Press scores 20th career goal for USA women's soccer team


Stanford grad Christen Press scored a goal and her former Cardinal teammate Kelley O'Hara subbed in to play the final 22 minutes of Team USA's 2-0 victory over France in the championship match of the Algarve Cup in Faro, Portugal on Wednesday.

Press scored her 20th international goal, the 26th player to record at least 20 goals, after Amy Rodriguez deflected Hope Solo's goal kick to the center circle. Press picked it, wove through three defenders and fired in into the far post.

Team USA, 15-1-2 all-time against France, hosts New Zealand on April 4 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The Americans scored on the only two shots they took during the match. France had all seven of its shots rejected by Solo, who earned her 81st career shutout.

O'Hara played in the midfield as the first sub in, for Rodriguez.

For more, visit Soccer America or the USA website.


Stanford grad Jordan Pries is scheduled to start for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics at HoHoKam Park in Mesa.

Pries pitched two innings against the Chicago White Sox in his first appearance, allowing a run on one hit.

Pries was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 First-Year Player draft by the Mariners. He was 14-14 with 3.99 ERA in 45 games, including 42 starts, in his career at Stanford.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA soccer


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