Christen Press Fires Long Shot Past NC Goalkeeper For URFC

Jul 27, 2019, 9:53 PM
The Utah Royals FC celebrate after forward Christen Press (23) scores the first goal of the game du...
The Utah Royals FC celebrate after forward Christen Press (23) scores the first goal of the game during the first half of a National Women's Soccer League match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Colter Peterson, Deseret News)
(Colter Peterson, Deseret News)

SANDY, Utah – Forward Christen Press has picked up where she has left off with a goal in the first half against the North Carolina Courage.

Press scored a brilliant goal in the 13th minute as Veronica Boquete set up the shot just outside the 18-yard box and Press fired the shot with her right foot, sending the ball to the far post.

It’s the third goal of the season for Press and her second straight game scoring a goal after scoring in the first half against Portland last week.

Press is playing in her second game for the Royals after returning from the United States Women’s National Team, who won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, their second straight title.

The defending NWSL champion North Carolina Courage tied the match in the 35th minute with a goal from Kristen Hamilton to tie the match heading into halftime.

The Royals are searching for their first win since June 15th. They are currently sitting in sixth place in the NWSL standings, while the Courage are in second place.

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