Lloyd, US women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd
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Bangladesh, Aug. 30 -- Philadelphia, Aug 30 (AP/UNB) - Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women's national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win over Portugal in front of a record crowd on Thursday night.
The announced attendance of 49,504 at Lincoln Financial Field was the largest ever for a stand-alone friendly game for the U.S. women, breaking the previous mark of 44,028 set in Pittsburgh during the team's 2015 victory tour.
Tobin Heath, Morgan Brian and Allie Long also scored for the U.S., which has won 15 consecutive matches for the first time since 1996. Christen Press had two assists.
"It's fun to be a part of this, celebrating," coach Jill Ellis said. "Someon...
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