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USWNT defeats Ireland 1-0 in a game that doesn't tell much about their World Cup chances

USWNT defeats Ireland 1-0 in a game that doesn't tell much about their World Cup chances

The US Women's National Team (USWNT) played a friendly match against Ireland on Sunday, April 11th, at the Rose Bowl in California. The game resulted in a 1-0 victory for the USWNT, with midfielder Julie Ertz scoring the lone goal in the 11th minute.

Although the USWNT dominated possession throughout the match, they were unable to convert many of their scoring opportunities. Ireland's goalkeeper, Courtney Brosnan, made several impressive saves to keep the scoreline close.

This victory marks the USWNT's first match in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was also their first match since Vlatko Andonovski was appointed head coach in October 2019. Andonovski has been tasked with leading the team to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, and this victory over Ireland is a positive step towards that goal.

However, it's important to note that Ireland is not one of the top-ranked teams in women's soccer, and this match does not necessarily reflect the USWNT's potential performance in the upcoming World Cup. The USWNT will face much tougher competition in the Tokyo Olympics and the 2023 World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

In other news, the United States is set to begin a new phase of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout this week, as all adults in the country are now eligible to receive the vaccine. This expansion of eligibility comes as the US surpasses 560,000 deaths from COVID-19 and continues to see thousands of new cases each day.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, some states have begun to ease restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. Texas, for example, recently lifted its mask mandate and allowed businesses to operate at 100% capacity, drawing criticism from public health officials who warn that it could lead to a surge in cases.

Meanwhile, tensions continue to rise between the United States and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. The US has expressed support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, and President Biden recently announced new sanctions on Russia in response to alleged election interference and other hostile activities.

Finally, in entertainment news, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place on April 25th, with a number of films competing for the top prizes. Among the most anticipated categories are Best Picture, which includes nominees like "Nomadland," "The Trial of the Chicago 7," and "Minari," and Best Actress, which features performances from Viola Davis, Carey Mulligan, and Frances McDormand.

 

The US Women's National Team (USWNT) played a friendly match against Ireland on Sunday, April 11th, at the Rose Bowl in California. The game resulted in a 1-0 victory for the USWNT, with midfielder Julie Ertz scoring the lone goal in the 11th minute.

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