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Mallory Pugh scores only goal for USWNT in draw vs. France

The Colorado native continues to be an integral part of the US Women’s National Team.

John A. Babiak - @Photog_JohnB

In the second of three games for the SheBelieves Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team earned a 1-1 draw vs. France, thanks to a goal in the 35th minute from our very own Mallory Pugh. Unfortunately, Eugenie Le Sommer put one past American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher just three minutes later. It was not the U.S. side’s best effort: the midfield struggled and the squad a difficult time generating offense.

After the match, Megan Rapinoe—who scored the only goal in the first game to lift the U.S. squad over Germany on March 1st—told ESPN that it was “just pretty bad all around. For where we are, and where we want to be going and really the progression we should be making, it was not good enough. It was bad.” Head Coach Jill Ellis added “overall it was too many turnovers at times. I think when we got into good positions, we were able to play through them. And then at times the decision-making and the touch was sometimes off. They’re players with good brains, both of them, and we look to get better.”

Burgundy Wave photographer John A. Babiak was at the match in New Jersey and got a few great photos of the Colorado players:

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