United States Star Carli Lloyd Sets Women's World Cup Scoring Record

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The USA spent nearly the entire game playing in Chile's half and hit the woodwork twice through Lloyd and once through substitute Jessica McDonald's long-range effort, as they again impressed with a confident display of classy football. She's arguably more committed to retooling and perfecting her game than anybody and played a full 90 minutes against Chile.

"I know that my ability is there, I know this is my best version of me".

The U.S. cruised past Chile 3-0 in its second Women's World Cup group stage game, and it could've been worse if not for Chilean keeper Christiane Endler.

Our Henry Bushnell already covered the key talking points from the Americans' second Group F match, so we'll only add around the edges.

The other game saw a presumptive favourite for a World Cup throw away the momentum they'd gained in a record-breaking opening match by completely changing their lineup.

Julie Ertz then doubled the team's lead with a near post header from a corner, and Lloyd scored her second of the game later in the first half.

Lloyd has insisted to anyone who asked why she has adapted so well to being a substitute that she hasn't adapted at all.

The Chilean goalkeeper, Christiane Endler, had several sparkling saves to keep the US tally lower.

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Chile lost its opener to Sweden 2-0, but Endler was solid in that game, too, keeping the Swedes out of the goal until 83rd minute.

She almost got another hat trick - which would have made her the first player with two World Cups - but her penalty kick in the 81st minute went wide left. The 6-footer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain was solid again against the USA, which peppered her with shots.

A victory likely means a second-round matchup against number 13 Spain or number 16 China, which would put the USA on track for a quarterfinal matchup against fourth-ranked France in Paris.

Ertz scored her first World Cup goal Sunday. The goal was rightly called back for offside, but it was the first time the Americans faced a brief feeling of letdown in the competition-until the flag went up.

Easy wins and lots of goals are par for the course when it comes to the United States women's soccer team.

Becky Sauerbrunn, who sat out of the match against Thailand because of a minor quad injury, returned and anchored a backline that included 20-year-old Tierna Davidson, who was making her World Cup debut. It was Ertz's first World Cup goal and came with her husband Zach Ertz, a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, looking on.

More Americans were in the tournament-high crowd of 45,594 that filled Parc des Princes than walked around Sunday in Paris, Kentucky, or Texas.

The USWNT is seeking its fourth World Cup title (1991, 1999, 2015).