The US Women’s Soccer Team faced Haiti in a friendly game yesterday – after Australia had pulled out of the game at the last minute – and won with a convincing 5-0. In front of 34,538 fans in Detroit – the most ever for a soccer match at Ford Field – the team continued their victory lap with a beautiful team effort. Carli Lloyd, who earlier this year lead the team to a World Cup victory with a hat trick, repeated that feat during this game, bringing her career total to an incredible 72 international goals. The 23-year old striker Crystal Dunn, who wasn’t part of the World Cup selection, returned to the national team for this game and immediately left an impression with two assists and a goal in stoppage time. While the Haitian team was never a real match for the US team, this result gives confidence for the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics, coming up in February. The US will face Haiti again on Sunday for a second friendly game in Birmingham, Alabama.
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