Red Stars in the Olympics: Julie Johnston Leads Defensive Shutout

Christen Press and Julie Johnston make Olympic debut

Group G: USA vs. New Zealand, 2-0
Chicago defender Julie Johnston started the match for the U.S. Women’s National Team and played the entire 90 minutes. The defensive unit, led by Johnston and Sauerbrunn, helped Hope Solo earn her 101st shutout in international play, defeating New Zealand, 2-0.

Christen Press entered the match in the 81st minute, making her Olympic debut. Her presence on the field made an immediate impact as the team continued to push forward on the Kiwi defense.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will matchup against France on Saturday at 3 P.M. (Central). Join the Chicago Red Stars staff and Local 134 at A.J. Hudson’s for all United States Olympic matches.

Match: United States vs. New Zealand
Date: August 3, 2016
Venue: Belo Horizonte; Mineirão
Kickoff: 5 p.m. CT

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F
USA                             1          1          2
NZL                              0          0          0

USA – Carli Lloyd (Tobin Heath)                                      9th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Morgan Brian)                                 46

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Allie Long, 14-Morgan Brian (9-Lindsey Horan, 64), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 2-Mallory Pugh (16-Crystal Dunn, 51), 13-Alex Morgan (12-Christen Press, 81), 17-Tobin Heath
Subs not used:
 6-Whitney Engen, 11-Ali Krieger, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 18-Alyssa Naeher
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

NZL: 1-Erin Nayler; 2-Ria Percival, 6-Rebekah Stott, 5-Abby Erceg (capt.), 7-Ali Riley; 14-Katie Bowen (10-Sarah Gregorius, 60), 16-Annalie Longo, 4-Katie Duncan (11-Kristy Yallop, 72), 12-Betsy Hassett; 9-Amber Hearn, 17-Hannah Wilkinson (8-Jasmine Pereira, 83)
Subs not used: 3-Anna Green, 13-Rosie White, 15-Meikayla Moore, 18-Rebecca Rolls
Head Coach: Tony Readings


Stats Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 12 / 4
Shots on Goal: 6 / 1
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Fouls: 10 / 16
Offside: 4 / 4


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