2016 Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics: United States Women’s soccer team beats New Zealand to open their campaign in Brazil

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The United States has won their first game in Rio Olympics. This came when the United States Women’s soccer team defeated the New Zealand Women’s soccer team.

The United States are already the favorites to win the tournament. But they proved it by winning their first game in their group G bracket convincingly.

At the start of the game, there are boos by the Brazilian fans against the US goalkeeper, Hope Solo. This is according to Martin Rogers of USA Today. She was booed after publicly voicing out her concern regarding the Zika virus. Solo seemed unfazed by the distractions as she made it hard for New Zealand to score.

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Carli Lloyd started the scoring early for the United States Women’s soccer team. She found the back of the net at the 9th minute of the game.

The videos came from the NBC News that covers the 2016 Rio Olympics.

They lead 1-0. This goes to show that the Americans means business in the tournament.

The United States team would not be contented of just scoring a goal. They seemed to like starting strong as they delivered another goal. This came at the 46th minute of the second half of the game.

They now lead 2-0. The goal was scored by Alex Morgan off a dish from Morgan Brian.

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New Zealand had minimal chances in the game. This is because the United States had more possessions of the ball. Lloyd’s goal at the start of the first half seemed to have sparked the win for the Americans.

There are more highlights to come for this exciting United States team.

The United States Women’s soccer team will be playing their second game against France on Saturday. Meanwhile, the New Zealand will be playing their second one against Colombia.

Photo courtesy: Alexandre Breveglieri/Wikimedia

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