Megan Rapinoe leads U.S. over Argentina to win SheBelieves Cup

Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team earned a dominant 6-0 win over Argentina on Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla., to win the SheBelieves Cup soccer tournament for the second consecutive year.

Megan Rapinoe scored twice to boost the Americans' undefeated streak to 37 games overall and 53 at home.


Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Carli Lloyd and Kristie Mewis also scored for the U.S. women's squad, who became the first team to have three straight shutouts in the SheBelieves Cup, which is in its sixth year.

The U.S. blanked Canada in the round-robin tournament opener before beating Brazil 2-0 on Sunday. Earlier Wednesday, Brazil knocked off Canada 2-0 to finish second.

Rapinoe opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a well-timed strike on a through ball from Rose Lavelle. Rapinoe then pushed the Americans' lead to 2-0 in the 26th minute after tapping in a cross from Lloyd.

Lloyd added a goal in the 34th minute to give the U.S. a 3-0 advantage. It was her 124th international goal in 299 appearances with the national team.


A few minutes later, Mewis recorded her fourth career international goal as the U.S. took a commanding 4-0 lead into the half.

Morgan found the back of the net in the 84th minute for her first goal since giving birth to her daughter, Charlie, last year. It was her 108th international score, moving her into fifth on the team's all-time list.

Press capped the victory with a header four minutes later. It marked her 11th goal in her last 15 games.

The U.S. improved to 4-0 against Argentina with Wednesday's win.

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