By Harry Allison
Carli Lloyd scored twice and USA extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal.
The match at Allianz Field was the third of a five-city tour celebrating the U.S. team’s World Cup victory this summer in France. It was the team’s second straight World Cup title and fourth overall.
The Americans also defeated Portugal 4-0 last Thursday at Philly’s Lincoln Financial Field before 49,504 fans, the largest ever for a stand-alone friendly game for the U.S. women.
The Americans have won all nine of their meetings with Portugal and have never allowed a goal.
Lloyd scored in the 22nd minute and converted a penalty kick some 10 minutes later. The 37-year-old has 117 career goals and leads the team with 12 this year alone.