Australian coach Herestine de Reus was not pleased with the result, "It's good benchmarking but four goals is too much, I thought the limit had to be two."
For US Coach Tom Sermanni it was a match against his former team for the first time and it was strange for him "I didn't quite know how I was going to feel when I got here and it was kind of strange seeing players that I've been around for a long time... it was kind of mixed emotions."
Australia had the first chance of the match as Lisa De Vanna was released and ran at goal only for Hope Solo to make a phenomenal save in the 3rd minute.
USA got on the scoresheet just six minutes in as the ball was cleared out to Lauren Holiday who sent the ball back in only for it to deflect off two Australians and in.
It was two in the 14th as Cari Lloyd was afforded space at the top of the box and fired a powerful shot that left Lydia Williams with no chance.
Lloyd talked about her goal after the match "I like to shoot from distance, the other team's always worrying about players in the box and sometimes you get lucky."
The counter was looking dangerous for Australia and in the 28th minute again De Vanna was played through but again Solo made a great save.
Sermanni praised Solo after the match, "We were a bit rusty at times and allowed Australia to get in behind us but Hope came up big for us on a few occasions."
On the half hour some impressive work all round as Williams was able to punch clear only for the rebound to fall to Abby Wambach whose bicycle went wide, the last chance of the half.
USA made it three in the 56th minute as a slow ball across the face of goal allowed Abby Wambach to sneak the goal over the line.
Alex Morgan had two solid chances coming in the 70th and 74th minutes but both times Lydia Williams impressed for The Matildas to keep her out.
In stoppage time the tired and stretched Australian defense gave up a fourth as the ball was passed along the deck to Christen Press who was able to tap the ball home for a 4-0 win.
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