Williams shines for US National Team


Wanderer Lynn Williams played an influential role as the US National Women’s Team kicked off their Olympic Games qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over Haiti on Wednesday.

Williams set up a goal and got one herself as the Americans cruised to victory in the opening game of the CONCACAF qualifiers in Houston.

Williams had an impact almost from the kick-off, setting up Christen Press with the opening goal after just 75 seconds. She found space on the right and, despite losing her boot, swept past a defender and sent in a sublime cross for Press to put away.

The gifted Wanderers attacker made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute when she headed home from a corner from reigning world player of the year Megan Rapinoe. 

Williams’ performance capped a memorable first appearance for the national team in an Olympic qualifying game. The goal was her seventh for the US.

Williams has missed the past three Wanderers matches but will return soon to play a crucial role in the Red & Black’s quest for the Westfield W-League title.