U.S. Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Ireland

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The 2016 soccer season opened with a 5-0 shutout for the U.S. Women’s National Team over the Republic of Ireland at at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Jan. 23. The team includes 2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Grand Marshals Christen Press (#12) and Amy Rodriguez (#8). The game saw Carli Lloyd (#10) hit her sixth career-total hat trick (score three goals in one game) within the first 23 minutes of play. More than 23,000 fans attended the game.

U.S. Women's National Team soccer player and 2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Grand Marshal Christen Press (center, #12) makes a move during a Jan. 23 game against Republic of Ireland. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player and 2015 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Grand Marshal Christen Press (center, #12) makes a move during a Jan. 23 game against Republic of Ireland.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©
U.S. WNT player Carli Lloyd (center, #10) goes for a goal during the season opening game against Ireland on Jan. 23. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
U.S. WNT player Carli Lloyd (center, #10) goes for a goal during the season opening game against Ireland on Jan. 23.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©
U.S. WNT players Carli Lloyd (#10) and Alex Morgan (#13) celebrate a victory. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
U.S. WNT players Carli Lloyd (#10) and Alex Morgan (#13) celebrate a victory.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©
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