US women beat Costa Rica 7-2 in rainy ex­hi­bi­tion

The Pak Banker - - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/SPORTS -

Not even a thun­der­storm could slow down the United States in the latest chap­ter of its Women's World Cup vic­tory tour. Carli Lloyd and Heather O'Reilly each scored twice and the United States beat Costa Rica 7-2 on Wed­nes­day night in an ex­hi­bi­tion game that in­cluded an 83-minute weather de­lay. Abby Wam­bach and Alex Mor­gan also scored for the U.S. in its sec­ond friendly since win­ning the Women's World Cup six weeks ago. The Amer­i­cans beat Costa Rica 8-0 on Sun­day in Pittsburgh. "This team is re­silient," O'Reilly said. "We bounce back through games, through tough mo­ments of games and in this sit­u­a­tion, it was sort of pe­cu­liar cir­cum­stances that we were able to show our re­silience through." The U.S. was play­ing in Chat­tanooga a month af­ter the July 16 at­tacks on two mil­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties here that re­sulted in the deaths of four Marines and a sailor.

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