Super Falcons lose first game in summer invitational

Super Falcons lose first game in summer invitational

The Super Falcons has lost its first game in the Summer Series invitational in the United States, falling 1-0 to Jamaica on Thursday.

The Super Falcons are coached by University of Pittsburgh head coach Randy Waldrum.

Reports monitored in the US media indicate that the side conceded the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute. Deneisha Blackwood, who featured in her home stadium as a member of the Houston Dash, scored the game-winning goal off an open shot in the box.

In the 83rd minute, the Super Falcons had its best chance of the game. However, a powerful shot bounced off the post and bounced away from danger.

In the day’s other game, the US women’s national team narrowly edged out Portugal 1-0.

Portugal are the only European team competing in the Summer Series.

However, it took 77 minutes for the United States to find the back of the net. Sam Mewis, almost completely unmarked on a corner kick, headed the ball past Portuguese goalkeeper Ines Pereira, who made five saves alone in the first half. Equally important, Christen Press delivered the corner kick for her 40th career international assist.

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She has scored 60 times for the US; making her the 14th player in program history to register 100 combined goals and assists.

In the next round of games, the Super Falcons will be looking for its first victory as it takes on Portugal. On the other hand, the US will trade tackles with Jamaica. Both games are set to be played on Sunday. Nigeria’s game will take place at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Meanwhile, Liverpool star, Georginio Wijnaldum has agreed a deal to join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Furthermore, the move comes despite the Dutch midfielder being poised to link up with FC Barcelona for several months.

Specifically, the Netherlands international has signed a three-year contract at the Parc des Princes, the club said on Thursday; with reports saying his salary has been increased dramatically by the Parisians. Wijnaldum joined Liverpool from Newcastle United in 2016 and quickly established himself as a key man for the Reds.

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