The score-line obviously tell little about the keenness of the match. But for US, play caller, Dawn Staley, the encounter with Nigeria’s D’Tigress was one of the toughest.
“It was a hard fought game. Nigeria came out and pressured us and it bothered us probably in the first 20 minutes of the game, and then we made an adjustment in the style of play.
“We started making plays. Hats go off to Nigeria, but at the same time I am proud of the team for making the adjustments needed and turning it around in the first.”