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Hamid's excellent goalkeeping lifts United past Impact

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Hamid's excellent goalkeeping lifts United past Impact

MONTREAL (AP) -- Chris Rolfe scored early and Bill Hamid was strong in goal in D.C. United's 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Eastern Conference-leading United (13-7-5) won its third straight, and ended Montreal's unbeaten streak at three games. The Impact dropped to 8-9-4.

Rolfe scored in the 13th minute.

With central defender Laurent Ciman sitting out a one-game suspension, the Impact started a young back line that was victimized early when Victor Cabrera mishandled a ball under pressure and Jairo Arrieta slid it to Rolfe, who went in alone and beat Evan Bush. It was Rolfe's third goal in two games.

Hamid was sharp in his return after missing four games because of a hand injury. Hamid stopped Andres Romero from close range twice and thwarted a Dominic Oduro attempt before the intermission.

There were more chances in the second half, including Johan Venegas' bouncing a header just over the bar from Marco Donadel's corner kick in the 54th, and Oduro being stopped again inside the area in the 73rd. Hamid made diving saves on Ignacio Piatti and Venegas late in the game.

2019 Women's World Cup: USA vs. Chile, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

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2019 Women's World Cup: USA vs. Chile, how to watch, time, live stream, fun facts

After a blowout win over Thailand on Tuesday, the U.S. Women's National Team continues their World Cup title defense on Sunday, June 16 with a match against Chile. 

The U.S., aiming to win its second consective World Cup, entered this year's tournament as the most-successful nation in Women's World Cup history. With a combined 112 goals in all of the team's appearances, just one goal ahead of Germany (111), the USWNT consistently proved it belongs atop the list of soccer powerhouses of the world. 

During qualifying rounds the U.S. outscored opponents 26-0 and won all five of its games, while Chile outscored opponents 13-5 to advance to its first Women's World Cup appearance.

Then, the USWNT's first match against Thailand. Team USA scored 13 unanswered goals, the most goals in a single game and the highest win-margin in the history of the World Cup. That means the U.S. has outscored opponents 39-0 in its last six games and has a total of 125 goals in all its World Cup appearances. Pretty exciting, right?

HOW TO WATCH THE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA vs. CHILE

Who: Team USA vs. Chile, Group F
What: Game 2 Women's World Cup
When: Sunday, June 16
Time: Noon ET
Where: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
TV Channel: FOX
Stream Online: Watch the World Cup on fuboTV.

TAKE FIVE:

  • More From Morgan: Team USA forward Alex Morgan scored five times on Tuesday and tied the record for most goals in a single game in FIFA Women's World Cup history. (Michelle Akers scored five in the quarterfinals in 1991 against China Taipei)
  • On a Roll: Carli Lloyd scored a goal in her fifth consecutive World Cup match dating back to 2015, after she capped the U.S.'s victory on Tuesday with the 13th goal of the match. With the goal Lloyd tied the record for scoring in five straight FIFA Women's World Cup games. 
     

GROUP F SCHEDULE

Sweden vs. Thailand, Sun. 6/16, 9 a.m. ET (FS1)
USA vs. Chile, Sun. 6/16, 12 p.m. ET (FOX)

Sweden vs. USA, Thurs. 6/20, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)
Thailand vs. Chile, Thurs. 6/20, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)
 

WHAT ARE THE GROUPS FOR THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP?

Group A (Record, points in parentheses): 
France (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Norway (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Nigeria (0-1-0, 0 pts.), Korea Republic (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

Group B: 
Spain (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Germany (1-0-0, 3 pts.), China PR (0-1-0, 0 pts.), South Africa (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

Group C 
Brazil (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Italy (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Australia (0-1-0, 0 pts.), Jamaica (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

Group D
England (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Argentina (0-0-1, 1 pts.), Japan (0-0-1, 1 pts.), Scotland (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

Group E 
Canada (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Netherlands (1-0-0, 3 pts.), New Zealand (0-1-0, 0 pts.), Cameroon (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

Group F
USA (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Sweden (1-0-0, 3 pts.), Chile (0-1-0, 0 pts.), Thailand (0-1-0, 0 pts.)


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Washington Spirit's Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh, ballers, score three goals in USWNT World Cup blowout

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Washington Spirit's Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh, ballers, score three goals in USWNT World Cup blowout

What a start for Rose Lavelle and the United States in the World Cup. In 56 minutes of action, Lavelle tallied two of the team's seven goals.

In the opening minutes of Lavelle's World Cup debut, she delivered a goal to put the U.S. Women's National Team up 2-0 over Thailand. 

Her goal, assisted by Alex Morgan, was truly gorgeous. Lavelle fired a strike from more than 22 yards out for the second score for the United States. 

Slicing through two converging defenders, Lavelle took the shot off her left boot in the 20th minute.

The goal party continued for USWNT well into the second half. A string of three goals in 11 minutes ended with another tally for Lavelle. 

Slipping past a defender on the weakside, Lavelle found a low cross to burry past the Thailand keeper. 

With Lavelle contributing early, the US is off to a hot start to begin their World Cup campaign. It was a record-breaking 12 goals for the USWNT in a 12-0 victory. 

Lavelle, 24, now has nine goals in international play and could be setting herself up for a huge performance on the world's biggest stage. 

Stateside, the midfielder playes for the Washington Spirit. This season she's played in one game for 45 minutes, missing most of the NWSL competition due to National Team training.

She was not the only Spirit player involved in the blowout. Forward Mallory Pugh scored the team's 11th goal for the first tally of her World Cup career. Pugh came in as a late substitute when the game was well in hand.

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