U.S. vs. South Korea In Photos

By Jonathan


A look at the USWNT’s final friendly before the World Cup

Photographs by Luke Malanga
The U.S. Women’s National Team begins their World Cup tonight with a match against Australia in Winnipeg. We sent photographer Luke Malanga to capture their final tune-up match, a 0–0 draw with South Korea at Red Bull Arena just over a week ago. The sell-out crowd of more than 26,000 watched as Abby Wambach, Christen Press, Carli Lloyd, and co. put 15 shots on goal while Hope Solo and her defense kept a clean sheet — thanks to a massive save by Solo in injury time. One of our favorite photos of all has nothing to do with action on the field: Alex Morgan didn’t play in the match, but she was happy to take a selfie with a fan.

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Sydney Leroux battles Kim Doyeon

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Tobin Heath

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Korean goalkeeper Kim Jungmi punches clear

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Amy Rodriguez (№8) and Tobin Heath track Korea’s Shim Seoyeon

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Sydney Leroux battles Shim Seoyeon

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Christen Press and Carli Lloyd (from left) watch Morgan Brian and Abby Wambach challenge Korea’s keeper

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Christen Press

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Julie Johnston

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Carli Lloyd attacks the Korean box

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Kim Jungmi saves

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Alex Morgan

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