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Horan scores; Franch, Dunn, and Smith earn caps in USWNT’s 4-0 win vs. Jamaica

Adrianna Franch keeps a clean sheet and Lindsey Horan scores in U.S.’s win over the Reggae Girlz.

Jamaica v United States - 2021 WNT Summer Series Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images

Portland Thorns FC had multiple players shine for the U.S. Women’s National Team on Sunday, with four players — Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Adrianna Franch, and Sophia Smith — making appearances in the U.S.’s 4-0 win over Jamaica. Horan was one of the goalscorers for the U.S.

Dunn and Horan started their second consecutive match in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Summer Series. Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch got her first start since the 2020 SheBelieves Cup and her fifth cap.

The U.S. were on the board in 24 seconds, the second-fastest goal in USWNT history. Rose Lavelle curled an in-swinging cross to the back post. Carli Lloyd brought it down off her thigh and poked it into the corner of the net, becoming the oldest player to score a goal for a U.S. national team.

Four minutes later, Lloyd rattled the post after Lavelle found Christen Press and Press found Lloyd. Press caused the Jamaica backline trouble again. She ran into space behind the defense to chase down a lofted pass. Press was brought down in the back and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Lindsey Horan stepped to the spot and scored her 21st international goal.

Press continued to torment Jamaica and provided the assist for the U.S.’s third goal. She spotted the run of Midge Purce and delivered pinpoint service. Purce finished with ease to make it 3-0 in the 18th minute.

The U.S. continued to dominate throughout the match and searched for a fourth goal. Lavelle picked up a knock and was replaced by Sam Mewis. Mewis hit the post in the 45th minute after redirecting an Emily Sonnett cross with her head which, marking the last U.S. chance of the half.

Dunn was replaced to start the second half. Press was denied an early second half goal by a Konya Plummer sliding challenge after the U.S. forward made a good run to create space in the 18-yard box. Press had another great chance to get on the scoresheet in the 63rd minute. She drifted off the back shoulder of the defense but couldn’t keep her shot from rising over the bar.

Sophia Smith came on from Press to earn her sixth cap in the 65th minute. Horan was replaced by Andi Sullivan in the 74th minute, following the hydration break.

Smith cut inside on her right foot in the 82nd minute before curling a low effort toward the bottom corner, but her shot was saved.

The U.S. got a fourth and final goal in added time. Mewis ran onto a ball in the box and chipped a cross to Alex Morgan, who headed the ball into the back of the net. Franch was untested all night and kept a clean sheet.

The USWNT will play their final match of the Summer Series in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, June 16. The U.S. will kickoff against Nigeria at 6:00 p.m. PT in the first-ever match at Q2 Stadium.