Thorns FC's Lindsey Horan and the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated South Korea Thursday night in New Orleans by a final of 3-1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Horan came on as second-half substitution in the international friendly, recording a 45-minute performance in the win.
The U.S. jumped out in front of Korea in the first half with goals in the 24th and 40th minutes by Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan, respectively. Korea scored in first half stoppage time to cut the United States’ lead to one before the break, but the USWNT expanded their lead in the second half.
Horan came on for Andi Sullivan in the 45th minute, and seven minutes later, the US pushed the score to 3-1 on a penalty conversion from Rapinoe.
The United States will take on Korea again, for the second of their two friendlies, October 22nd (12pm PT) at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina on ESPN.
Meanwhile, in a Women's World Cup qualifier, Thorns FC midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir tallied a brace as Iceland upset Germany 3-2.
The win was an historic one for Iceland as Germany had not lost in World Cup qualifying since 1998 and was on a winning streak of 26 victories of a row. Brynjarsdottir, fresh from helping Thorns FC win the 2017 NWSL Championship last week in Orlando, scored goals in the 15th and 58th minute.
The win puts Iceland atop the Group 5 standings with the first place team qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.