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After eight days of intense training sessions and two big wins that featured nine goals by seven different players, six new players made their international debuts with two also adding a goal and etching their names in the WNT record books. 19 against Switzerland in Sandy, Utah, Abby Dahlkemper, Ashley Hatch, Casey Short, Andi Sullivan and Lynn Williams all earned their first cap. 23, Kealia Ohai joined them, making her first international appearance to conclude one of the most unique weeks ever for the WNT. “[The new players] were very coachable and very willing to embrace whatever we asked of them.” For Williams and Ohai, two players who finished the 2016 NWSL season tied atop the league with 11 goals each, the past week will certainly be memorable. 19, Williams entered as a second half substitute (she played the final 45 minutes) and scored 49 seconds into her first cap – a record for fastest goal scored in a debut. Lloyd returned it to Sullivan with one touch, who quickly passed it forward to Kelley O’Hara.
Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) October 23, 2016 Before Ohai’s dream debut on Sunday, it was the Carli Lloyd show in Minneapolis. The goal was not only the first international score for Williams, but also the fastest goal in a debut in U. Five players earned their first caps and forward Lynn Williams became the 20th U. WNT player to score in her debut, coming on at halftime and finding the net after 49 seconds, marking the quickest debut goal in team history.
The triangular formation between the three players resulted in O’Hara giving one last pass to Lloyd who then advanced the ball about two yards before launching a lightning bolt into the upper right corner for one of the best finishes of her career.
Besides the excitement of new players and new records set on the field, the crowd at U. Bank Stadium surely had a great time on Sunday evening. “It was fantastic,” Ellis said of the record-setting crowd. I hadn’t personally been to Minneapolis before so to see this many people supporting soccer is outstanding. To have more than 23,000 people supporting us…wow, it’s just great.” Photos from the U.
It had been 10 years since the WNT last played in Minnesota and the atmosphere did not disappoint, as the boisterous crowd of 23,400 fans set a new record for the largest to watch a U.