Stanford grad Press helps USA win in women's soccer match


Stanford grad Christen Press scored a goal and the United States women's Olympic soccer team beat Costa Rica, 4-0, on Friday night in Kansas City, KN. It was Team USA's final tune-up before traveling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The U.S. (14-0-1) recorded its 13th shutout, and its second over Costa Rica this year. The Americans also beat Costa Rica, 5-0, in February during Olympic qualifying.

Christen Press/USA soccer
Team USA opens the Olympics on Aug. 3 against New Zealand, which means a reunion of sorts with Stanford grad Ali Riley playing for New Zealand and facing off against fellow Cardinal grads Press and Kelley O'Hara.

Crystal Dunn got the Americans on the board in the 15th minute with her 10th goal of the year, with Meghan Klingenburg getting the assist.

Mallory Pugh made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute with an unassisted goal and Carli Lloyd added a goal in extra time of the first half, getting an assist from Becky Sauerbrunn.

Lloyd scored for the first time since coming back from injury. It was her ninth of the year and the 88th of her career.

Press added her goal, with an assist from Allie Long, in the 79th minute. It's her fifth goal of the year and 34th of her international career.

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