They had found Chile goalkeeper Christiane Endler an impenetrable wall until Asllani profited from a poor attempt to clear the ball by Camila Saez on 83 minutes and arrowed her shot into the top corner. The long hair and All-American soccer girl that all these kids are going to look up to and I think she's going to have the same appeal to corporate America as Mia did.
"Players that we selected and preparation has been excellent, and we are just ready to focus on the match tomorrow night", Ellis, who took in charge in 2014, pointed out.
"When you go into a three-game mini-tournament you can't get beyond the first game", said USA coach Ellis.
Thailand made its World Cup debut in 2015 and is one of five teams to qualify from Asia, a region that has not fared well in the tournament so far.
The U.S. team brings a squad replete with talent and experience, but it also must shoulder sky-high expectations.
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Alvarez told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties that, "You all said you would never forget. His voice shaking, he continued, "Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one".
This year, however, the spotlight is on as France hosts the women's World Cup.
Meanwhile, European champions the Netherlands also got off to a winning start, but left it very late to beat New Zealand in Le Havre. Morgan will be one of the players front and center as the USA seeks to bring home another World Cup win and maintain her status as one of the top forwards in the world. Lloyd, who had a hat trick against Japan in the 2015 final, will be called off the bench at clutch moments as she plays in her fourth World Cup.
"That's been a huge goal of this team - to continue to grow the sport", midfielder and 2015 World Cup victor Julie Ertz told reporters in Reims.
"I know that there is a large responsibility on my shoulders in terms of being a good role model", she told Oregon Live in 2013.
The U.S.is expected to win its group, which includes Sweden and Chile in addition to Thailand. They will face Sweden on June 20.
Morgan said she had just spotted Nild in the hallway and introduced herself. The Americans, the most successful team in women's football, are sky-high favourites to win the tournament.