After adding three more goals to her remarkable 2015 tally, Carli Lloyd was just happy this game was played.
Lloyd's hat trick Thursday night lifted the United States to another rout on its Women's World Cup victory tour, 5-0 over Haiti. The match was supposed to be against Australia, but the Aussies canceled their tour of cheap el ahly jerseys free shipping the U.S. amid a labor dispute. Haiti agreed to replace Australia for this game and Sunday's in Birmingham, Alabama.
''It would have been very interesting if we didn't have an opponent. I wouldn't want to think about that, because we el ahly authentic jerseys might have had to play in November. That's our time off,'' Lloyd said. ''We wish Australia all the best. We know that they're fighting the good cause.''
Crystal Dunn added a goal and two assists, cheap el ahly jerseys from china the 23-year-old's first points for the national team, and Christen Press also scored for the Americans. The U.S. extended its home unbeaten streak to 99 games.
The U.S. is 5-0 against the Haitians and has outscored them 34-0, but this equaled the smallest margin of victory in the series.
''We have to keep it in perspective,'' Haiti coach Shek Borkowski said. ''These are world champions, reigning Olympic champions, arguably the best team in women's football ever.''
Borkowski said Haiti was supposed to play a scrimmage against Australia in the Detroit area, and after that was canceled, the team agreed to come to the U.S. anyway and play the Americans.
The Americans have won eight straight overall since a 0-0 tie against Sweden in the group stage of the World Cup and are unbeaten in 19 matches (16-0-3) since an exhibition loss at France in February.
Lloyd opened the scoring Thursday, heading home a cross from Dunn in the sixth minute. Dunn added another assist in the 33rd cheap el ahly jerseys for sale minute when her pass found Press at the near post.
Dunn was among the final players cut from the World Cup team, but she led the NWSL with 15 goals for the Washington Spirit.