Carli Lloyd scores twice as USA roll past Chile

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				The USWNT celebrates its women's World Cup 2019 win over Thailand.			Getty Images

Enlarge Image The USWNT celebrates its women's World Cup 2019 win over Thailand. Getty Images

Lloyd netted twice in the first half either side of a Julie Ertz goal, as the United States of America joined Sweden - who beat Thailand 5-1 earlier - in qualifying for the knockout phase from Group F. Sunday marked the first time the usa goalkeeper was called into action on the World Cup stage, and while the U.S.'s play has largely been flawless, it served as a warning for the future.

Endler was able to prevent Lloyd from another attempt at a hat trick when she tipped the US captain's shot over the net in the 72nd minute.

Welcome to our liveblog for US vs Chile, a match which should be a little bit more hard for Alex Morgan and co than the target practise of Thailand.

Her incredible performance may have even played a role in Carli Lloyd over-hitting her penalty try and sending the ball wide of goal.

Jill Ellis swapped seven different players in her starting lineup on Sunday and made enough substitutions that every single field player has earned playing time through two matches-including 20-year-old Tierna Davidson (two assists) and 31-year-old Jessica McDonald, who both made their Women's World Cup debuts.

The U.S. then doubled its lead soon after with a deft, glancing header by Ertz from a corner kick that beat Chile keeper Christiane Endler, before Lloyd added a second goal of her own from another corner to send her team to the dressing room with a 3-0 half-time lead.

Lloyd added another Sunday on a header off a corner in the 35th minute for her 10th career World Cup goal, which moved her into third on the all-time US list behind Abby Wambach (14 goals) and Michelle Akers (12).

The USWNT is seeking its fourth World Cup title (1991, 1999, 2015). "I've just got to go out there and prove it", she said. This save, for example, came in the first half. There's a chance that with Morgan, Rapinoe and Heath the USA could have defeated Chile by six goals, but having those stars even more rested for what the team hopes is a seven-game tournament run should be an advantage.

Chile are winless in their past 11 matches in all competitions. This latest score comes in her return to the starting lineup.

Chile lost its opening match of the World Cup to Sweden, 2-0. The second goal got past the 6-footer in stoppage time. It was her first World Cup goal and came with her husband Zach Ertz, a tight-end for the Philadelphia Eagles, looking on.

Where: Parc des Princes in Paris, France.

USA soccer maintains the two teams have different pay structures because of separate collective bargaining agreements.

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