Last Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio it was the first match for the U.S National Women’s soccer team since their disappointing loss to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals. Heather O’Reilly played in her 231st cap and last match for the National team. The match was no contest as they destroyed Thailand 9-0. O’Reilly scored a goal and got 3 assists. Alex Morgan had two goals, but Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick, and she was named Women of the Match.
The other part of the match before it got started is when Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the national anthem. She came on as a substitute; during the second half. U.S soccer made a statement about that and it took away from O’Reilly’s night. Sunday is the next friendly match against the Netherlands at the Georgia Dome and what will happen to Rapinoe. Will they be a punishment from U.S Soccer? Sunday night will answer that question.