The U.S. women’s national team scored seven times in the second half to beat Russia, 8-0, in a friendly Thursday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (this after a 7-0 win in the first meeting Saturday).
Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe had a hand in about five of the goals with two assists, two crosses that eventually resulted in own goals, and one goal of her own. The other scorers were Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly and Christen Press.
In other Seattle influence, goalkeeper Hope Solo played the first half of the shutout and forward Sydney Leroux was a second-half substitute.
Thursday marked the first time in 30 years the USWNT was on the receiving end of two own goals in a game. Also, Wambach extended her world record for international goals to 165.
Up next is the Algarve Cup in Portugal from March 5-12. The U.S. is unbeaten in 80 home games in a row (70-0-10) and 42 games overall (36-0-6).