Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - Christen Press is sure to remember her
first cap for the United States national team.
The 24-year-old scored twice on her debut as the U.S. earned a 4-1 victory
over Scotland in a friendly match at EverBank Field on Saturday, its first
contest of 2013.
It took Press just 13 minutes to open the scoring as she collected a half-
clearance at the edge of the penalty area and fired a shot into the back of
Press doubled the advantage and completed her brace in the 32nd minute,
getting on the end of a cross from Tobin Heath and heading the delivery home
at the back post.
Shannon Boxx made it 3-0 for the U.S. when she buried a half-volley into the
upper corner from 25 yards out, but that wonderstrike was canceled out a
minute later by Kim Little's shot from 18 yards out.
The Americans continued to dictate play and eventually added a fourth goal in
the dying moments as Sydney Leroux latched on to a long ball from Carli Lloyd,
rounded the goalkeeper and slipped a shot into the empty net.
The U.S. will return to action in another friendly match against Scotland on
Wednesday before Algarve Cup play begins on March 6 against Iceland.
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