Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game since winning the Women’s World Cup in Canada last month.
United became the first team to win a game while attempting only one shot when it won at Montreal on Saturday, and that performance came after two others in which it rebounded from two-goal deficits.
Espindola scored in the 79th minute, and D.C. United weathered an early two-goal deficit to rally back and defeat the Union, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon.
Players who were part of the United States’ run to the Women’s World Cup championship earlier this month have returned to their NWSL teams and to crowds eager to see them in action.
The U.S. lost to a Caribbean nation on home soil for the first time in 46 years when it fell to Jamaica, 2-1, in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Atlanta on Wednesday.
After a disappointing start to the season with Real Salt Lake and a forgettable performance for Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Saborio has a chance to make an impact after a trade to D.C. United.
Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes scored in the first half, with Barnes connecting on a routine free kick after goalkeeper Brad Guzan was outside the penalty area, as Jamaica advanced to the final with a 2-1 victory.
Blatter has remained in Switzerland since announcing his resignation in May, but is due in Russia on Thursday to attend the qualifying draw for the 2018 World Cup.
Beasley, who still plays for the Houston Dynamo, didn’t want a hectic training schedule to overshadow time with his now 16-month-old daughter. With the U.S. needing help in the Gold Cup, Beasley was up for a return.
Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States to a 6-0 rout over Cuba on Saturday and into its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal.
One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Thursday.
Hamid, who leads MLS with an .819 save percentage and is 8-4-4 this season, underwent surgeries on his right hand and right knee last week and is expected to return in late August.