The United States Women's National Team defeated New Zealand in the opening game of Group G play for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carli Lloyd opened the scoring in the 9th minute hitting a looping header to the far post off a Tobin Heath cross. Alex Morgan added the second US goal just after the start of the second half. Morgan beat the New Zealand keeper on a low near post shot after receiving the ball in the area from Morgan Brian.
The USWNT next play third ranked France in the second game in Group G action. USWNT v France takes place August 6th at 4 PM ET and will air on NBCSN. Both teams enter the match tied atop the group with 3 points as France won their first match against Colombia 4-0.
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
NZL 0 0 0
USA - Carli Lloyd (Tobin Heath) 9th minute
USA - Alex Morgan (Morgan Brian) 46