USA vs. New Zealand

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CINCINNATI — Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women's national team concluded a two-game series against New Zealand with a 5-0 victory at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Americans improved to 9-3-0 this year. There are four more games left on the team's 2017 schedule.

The U.S. defeated the Ferns 3-1 in the first game last Friday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Julie Ertz led the way with two goals.

New Zealand midfielder Betsy Hassett (12) and U.S.
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New Zealand midfielder Betsy Hassett (12) and U.S. midfielder Abby Dahlkemper (7) tangle over a loose ball in the second half of an international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) scores her second
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U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) scores her second goal of the night in the second half of an international friendly soccer match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Alex Morgan #13 and Mallory Pugh #2 of
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Alex Morgan #13 and Mallory Pugh #2 of the USA celebrate after Morgan scored a goal in the second half of the match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium on Sept. 19, 2017 in Cincinnati.

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United States forward Lynn Williams (12) and New
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United States forward Lynn Williams (12) and New Zealand defender Ali Riley (7) collide while chasing a header during the second half of the international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) leaps over New
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U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) leaps over New Zealand midfielder Katie Bowen (14) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

U.S. midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) heads in a
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U.S. midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) heads in a goal over New Zealand defender Ria Percival (2) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

United States forward Mallory Pugh (2) and forward
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United States forward Mallory Pugh (2) and forward Julie Ertz (8) celebrate Pugh's goal in the first half of the international friendly match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

New Zealand defender Rebekah Stott (6) kicks the
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New Zealand defender Rebekah Stott (6) kicks the ball away ahead of U.S. forward Christen Press (23) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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The U.S. team celebrates a goal by midfielder
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The U.S. team celebrates a goal by midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

United States forward Mallory Pugh (2) shoots a
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United States forward Mallory Pugh (2) shoots a goal during the first half of the international friendly soccer match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Mallory Pugh #2 of the USA celebrates after
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Mallory Pugh #2 of the USA celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against New Zealand during the match at Nippert Stadium on Sept. 19, 2017 in Cincinnati.

United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) celebrates her
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United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) celebrates her goal against New Zealand during the first half of the international friendly soccer match at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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