Carli Lloyd, Allie Long lift USWNT past Netherlands
ATLANTA — Carli Lloyd scored her 94th international goal, Megan Rapinoe knelt again during the national anthem and the U.S. women’s national team beat the Netherlands 3-1 on Sunday night.
Rapinoe, who entered as a substitute in the 64th minute, took a knee during the anthem for the second straight national team match and fourth game overall. She has said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is attempting to bring attention to racial inequality.
Lloyd tied it at 1 in the 35th minute. Tobin Heath ran in open space down the right sideline and found a trailing Lloyd near the penalty spot. Lloyd, who was coming off a hat trick against Thailand on Thursday, scored her 15th goal of the year.
The U.S. took a 2-1 lead in the 50th on an own goal, and Allie Long made it 3-1 in the 78th.
The Netherlands opened the scoring in the second minute when Shanice van de Sanden finished on a breakaway.