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Spain 2 - USA 0 summary: score, goals, highlights, international friendly 2022-23

(From L) Spain's defender Claudia Zornoza, Spain's midfielder Rosa Marquez and Spain's forward Ane Azkona celebrate after winning the women's international friendly football match between Spain and USA at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona on October 11, 2022. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)

Spain 2 - USA 0 summary: score, goals, highlights, international friendly 2022-23

Too much Spain for the USWNT

Spain, oh Spain, their first-ever win against the U.S. women's team. It is a historic win for the Europeans and puts them next year as favorites for the World Cup. Aside from the situation, the team is suffering right now, with 15 players quitting the team with allegations of abuse. However, these new players took the opportunity and ran with it. 

When people say seize the moment, this is what it is all about. Spain, with 7 players playing in the team for the first team and some with only a few matches under their belt, proved that with a bit of self-love and want, one can achieve many things. It will be very hard for those 15 players that quit the team to now come back and expect their starting jobs. It will be an interesting thing to see in the future. 

A very fun match that left us with some very clear ideas. Spain might be on the right track for a successful World Cup, and the U.S. might be in need of an entire renovation. 

All over!

Spain beats the U.S. 


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One minute to go and Spain will finally beat the U.S. This will have to go down as one of the worst games by the USWNT. 


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Five more minutes to go and the U.S. is lethargic. Can’t make 3 passes together and their midfielders are constantly overran by the Spanish team. 


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Shot by the U.S. and easy save by the Spanish goalkeeper 

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What a play by Spain and what a finish by Esther “the killer” Gonzalez!

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Last sub for the U.S. 


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Goallll!!!!!  For Spain! Esther Gonzalez!!! Centre from the right and a nice finish

Subs for the U.S.

Who is on and who is out


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The U.S. triple substitution hasn’t worked so far. And Spain in total control of the match. The U.S. is playing as if half sped. 


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The same match we saw in the first half is happening in the second one. The U.S. can’t get the ball and Spain continues to control the match. Right now the U.S. is nowhere near tying the game


Ashley Hatch goes in for Trinity Rodman


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The second half gets underway

Spain vs breast cancer

All of us together can beat breast cancer!


The U.S. will have to battle back on this one. And the Spaniards do win. It would be the first game they ever win against the USWNT.


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The game reaches the half-time mark and Spain has been the better team. A very well deserve lead on an American team that has only had Rose Lavelle as the only threat so far. A lot would have to change for the U.S. to get back on this one. 

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Nice play by the Spaniards. 


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Spain scored a very well deserved goal. They have been the best team so far and they deserve the goal. The U.S. is nowhere to be found. 

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Goaallllllll by Laia Codina!!! She puts the first the Spanish team on the corner after a badly defended play by the USA. 


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Smith turns around and makes a run! A shot but touched in the end by the defence and easy for Spain to manage. 

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Esther Zornoza uhhhh

The best play by Spain so far and the best play of the match so far. 


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Ester Gonzales passes to Zornoza!! And she shoots but it goes wide!!!

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Corner for the Spain and the U.S. handles it with easy and players on the right side with Rose Lavelle. The best player from the Americans. 

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Simply Carson Pickett

What an example of a player and devotion to the sport. 


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The U.S. can’t get the ball. It’s a monologue by Spain. They just move the ball from right to left so much better than the U.S.

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Mace takes the shot!!! But stop by Ivana on the 18th. 

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Spain is the dominating the match. The ball is theirs and no one else’s. Foul against Carmona by Mace.

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The game is underway

We’ll bring you all the goals as they happen. 


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Rapinoe with the center!! But the Spanish team sends it to the corner. And Rapinoe takes it, but it goes wide to the other side and goal kick for Spain. 

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No penalty. Spain starts to get the ball and play their touch game. The Spanish are playing Carmona on the right quite often. 

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The U.S. wants a penalty!! Great one two by the U.S. on the right but the Spanish stopped Ros Lavelle

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The U.S. starts the game very intense and tries to get behind the Spanish team. The U.S is not letting up and Spain is not able to get the ball and play it as they like. 

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The game gets underway. 

Teams are coming out for the anthems

As we see the eleven for the U.S. the anthems are being played in the back. 

Only 7 of 21

Spain only has 7 of 21 players that played in the last major competition. As mentioned before, 15 players have resigned from the team. The federation has been clear. They will not get rid of the manager. That's why this team is sort of a reconstruction team. 

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Lovely to see this

Very cute message to all. As the U.S. gets ready for this match 

The clock is coming to an end

Last minutes before the game starts 

Getting ready for the game

The U.S. jumps on the field for some warm ups. Getting ready for their game in less than 20 minutes. 


The U.S. is also in the house. El Sadat is looking great and the game promises to be a exciting one. 

Spain is in the house!!!

The Spanish team is in el Sadat all ready to start this match!

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We got eleven’s for Spain as well. Who is missing? Aside from the 15 players who were not called up for this game. 

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We got starting eleven for the USWNT. Who do you think should had made the team? 

Spain getting some lifting spirits

This Spanish team knows what is playing for tonight. This the inspiration a team needs before a big match 


With that stare tonight! The game promises to be an amazing one. You won’t want to miss it. 

The U.S. getting excited

The team is getting ready to finish its tour through Europe and preparation for the WC in 2023

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Welcome to tonight’s game between Spain and the U.S. women’s national team. 

The United States Women’s National Team continue their European tour tonight with a friendly game at El Sadar in Pamplona against their Spanish counterparts. The match kicks off at 8.30pm Spanish time on Tuesday, 11 October (2.30pm ET, 11.30am PT).

After losing by two goals to one at Wembley, the USWNT will be keen to get back on track against another nation that would, under normal circumstances, be hopeful of challenging at the 2023 World Cup.

However, circumstances around the Spanish women’s national team are anything but normal at the moment. Although Spain can boast some of the world’s top female soccer players, 15 members of the roster have declared themselves unhappy with head coash Jorge Vilda and made themselves unavailable for selection for the 1-1 draw against Sweden on Friday and the game against the United States.

Needless to say that the Spanish team will not be with their top players tonight. 

USWNT star striker Alex Morgan hasn’t travelled to Europe for the two friendly matches because of a minor knee injury. Carson Pickett has been added to the roster after fellow defender Emily Fox was forced off with concussion in England. Alyssa Thompson made her national team debut on Friday at the age of 17 years and 334 days old; she’s less than half the age of veteran attacker Rapinoe. 

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