Thailand 1, Sweden 5
Thailand finally broke through with a goal but it was not scored by Miranda Nild, who was playing more of a midfielder’s role than striker in this one. With the loss, Thailand is essentially eliminated from advancing to the knockout stage (it’s unlikely for them to get one of the three 3rd place spot that will get through due to the bad goal differential), but they will have one more match against Chile on Thursday.
USA 3, Chile 0
No Alex Morgan in this one as USWNT head coach Jill Ellis (former UCLA head coach, 1999-2010) opted to play a different lineup. Although USA is now affirmed of a final 16, knockout stage berth, count on Alex Morgan to be back in the starting XI when USA faces Sweden for the Group F crown on Thursday.
After a record tying 5-goal match, what will Cal alum Alex Morgan and Team USA (who scored 13 goals against Thailand) do as an encore on Sunday against Chile from Paris, France?
Before the USA match, how will more recent Cal alum Miranda Nild and her Team Thailand rebound from that 13-0 rout? Might froward Nild fulfill her dream and score a goal against a tough Sweden side?
Sweden defeated Chile 2-0 in their opening match.
Find out in today’s Women’s World Cup action and discuss with other Cal fans in our comment section below.
Thailand (0-1-0) vs. Sweden (1-0-0)
Where: Nice, France
When: 6 am PT
Cal Bears rep: Miranda Nild (Thailand)
USA (1-0-0) vs. Chile (0-1-0)
Where: Paris, France
When: 9 am PT
Cal Bears rep: Alex Morgan (USA)
GO MIRANDA AND ALEX!