For ‘Team USA’, a 21-game unbeaten run ended in torrential rain in north-east London. Wigman remains undefeated in her 23 matches as England manager, starting on 1 September 2021 after four successful years with the Orange Lionesses. She won 21 times and drew twice. The 118-5 goal difference is impressive at least.
Wigman and her players returned to Wembley tonight, winning the European Championship in their home country on July 31. Then it became 2-1, then after extra time against the German women’s team. Wegman had to do it tonight without the routines of Jill Scott and Elaine White, who ended their football careers after the European Championships. Weigman was also unable to use captain Leah Williamson (Arsenal) and striker Alicia Russo (Manchester United), who withdrew last week due to injuries.
As the national coach of Dutch footballers, Wijmann also faced the United States three times, but lost three times: in the 2019 World Cup Final (2-0), in a training match in Breda (0-2) in November 2020 and after a penalty shootout in the quarter Final (2-2 after 120 minutes) at the Olympic Games in Japan in August 2021.
Lauren Hemp gave England the lead early on, after a cross from European Championship star Beth Mead. Sophia Smith equalized in the score, but in the 33rd minute Wegman’s team regained the lead with a penalty kick from Georgia Stanway. Trinity Rodman (the 20-year-old daughter of NBA legend Dennis Rodman) made it 2-2 shortly before the break, but that goal was eventually disallowed for offside. In the second half, despite the many chances, no more goals were scored.
“Professional reader. Award-winning gamer. Zombie buff. Social media junkie. Bacon maven. Web scholar.”