Alex Morgan scores 100th international goal as US beat Australia 5-3

first_img Next Reuters ColoradoApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 15:24 IST With her 100th goal, Alex Morgan became the 17th woman from any country to reach the century mark. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUnited States beat Australia 5-3 in a friendly in ColoradoForward Alex Morgan scored her 100th international goal in the matchWith this, Morgan became the seventh American woman and the 17th from any country to reach the century markForward Alex Morgan reached a personal milestone with her 100th international goal as the United States beat Australia 5-3 in a friendly in Colorado on Thursday.In opening the scoring in the 15th minute with a superb solo run capped by a precise finish, Morgan became the seventh American woman – 17th from any country – to reach the century mark.It was far from smooth sailing for the reigning World Cup champions, who fell behind Australia early in the second half in front of a sellout crowd in suburban Denver.The home team, however, scored three times in 14 minutes to regain the lead for good in an entertaining encounter between two of the favourites heading into World Cup in France in June.And just like that, @alexmorgan13 becomes the 7th American in history to score 100 goals! You are without a doubt an inspiration to US all. pic.twitter.com/KkSDLwUewZ Coca-Cola (@CocaCola) April 5, 2019Local favourite Mallory Pugh made it 4-2 by scoring less than a minute after coming on, before adding a second with a deft dink over the keeper in the final minute of stoppage time to seal the result.Earlier, Australia equalised on the half hour when pacy veteran winger Lisa De Vanna fired home.Caitlin Foord gave Australia the lead early in the second half, before Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe put the U.S. ahead again.Samantha Kerr scored with a thumping header in the 82nd minute to give Australia some hope, but the visitors could not find an equaliser.advertisement”We can’t let that many goals in … but they’re a great attacking team so you’ve got to give them credit,” said veteran Rapinoe after her 150th appearance for the U.S.The Americans continue their World Cup preparation with another friendly against Belgium in California on Sunday.Find a team that celebrates you like the @USWNT.Squad G O A L S = this reaction to @alexmorgan13’s th. pic.twitter.com/W5pByKidPL Team USA (@TeamUSA) April 5, 2019Sakkari showcased supreme court coverage skills throughout her almost two-hour match against Bertens.Defending champion Kiki Bertens suffered a surprise 7-6(8) 6-3 loss to world number 50 Maria Sakkari in the third round of the Charleston OpenThis was Sakkari’s third career top-10 victory following wins over Caroline Wozniacki in 2017 and Karolina Pliskova last year.Charleston Open: Maria Sakkari beats defending champion Kiki Bertens to reach quarterfinalsWith supreme court coverage skills, World No. 50 Maria Sakkari overpowered defending champion Kiki Bertens in the third round of the Charleston Open.Also Read | India can match any opposition in fitness, feels women’s football coachAlso Read | U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discriminationAlso Read | Indumathi Kathiresan stars as India beat Hong Kong in women’s footballAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow FootballFollow Women’s FootballFollow 100th goal Alex Morgan scores 100th international goal as US beat Australia 5-3Alex Morgan became the seventh American woman to score her 100th international goal in the friendly match.advertisementlast_img