Macario's pressing was as impressive as her golazos, Pugh tallied otherworldly xG stats, and more data analysis from the USWNT's SheBelieves Cup.
The SheBelieves Cup was like learning to ride a bike for the young USWNT: They wobbled at first, but stuck with it and started flying.
Several players from the United States women's national team wore athletic tape on their wrists with "Protect Trans Kids" written on it.
The USWNT will be delighted to have won the SheBelieves Cup, but even more promising is the partnership between Catarina Macario and Mallory Pugh.
The United States captured the SheBelieves Cup for a fifth time in seven tries with a 5-0 win over Iceland on Wednesday in Frisco, Texas.
The USWNT had New Zealand to thank for three of its five goals, but the U.S. still showed trademark aggressiveness and flair in its runaway win.
The USWNT beat New Zealand in the SheBelieves Cup on Sunday afternoon thanks in large part to three own goals from defender Meikayla Moore.
The USWNT started with its youngest XI in almost four years in its SheBelieves Cup opener. There was no win, but there were signs of what may come.
Trinity Rodman made her debut for the U.S. women's national team in a 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic on Thursday in the SheBelieves Cup.
World Cup and Olympic qualifiers are mere months away, so the SheBelieves Cup is a great time to see which USWNT newbies can displace veterans.
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U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year Lindsey Horan will miss out on the 2022 SheBelieves Cup with a knee injury.
New Zealand defender Rebekah Stott will return to the squad less than a year after battling stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced on Tuesday.
"They need to play well in their markets and show they can still contribute," USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski says of the veterans not called up.
The United States women's national team will compete with Czech Republic, Iceland and New Zealand in the 2022 SheBelieves Cup.
The U.S. women clinched a fourth SheBelieves Cup in six years, but the successful showing raised plenty of questions ahead of the Olympics.
Vlatko Andonovski said he was happy with how the U.S. "unlocked" Argentina on the way to a 6-0 win that clinched a 2nd consecutive SheBelieves Cup.
The United States women's national team beat Argentina 6-0 to repeat as the SheBelieves Cup champion.
While there could be some flaws on defense that need to be addressed, the USWNT is rising to the challenges presented at the SheBelieves Cup.
On why the USWNT stood for the national anthem, Crystal Dunn said the team is "past the protesting phase" but will continue pushing social justice.
Christen Press scored an early goal and Megan Rapinoe added a late score as the United States beat Brazil 2-0 at the SheBelieves Cup.
U.S. women's team coach Vlatko Andonovski said he looks forward to playing an "unpredictable" Brazil side in the SheBelieves Cup for both teams.
USWNT manager Vlatko Andonovski said he was "disappointed" with how the side played in their 1-0 win over Canada.