AMBER BARRETT featured last night as the Republic of Ireland Women’s National team lost out to world champions USA in Pasadena.
Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Llyod netted first-half goals for USA, winners of the recent Women’s World Cup.
Milford native Barrett started the game at the Rose Bowl and will now get back to readying for her big adventure with FC Koln. Barrett spent some time with the German club in June before signing on the dotted line and the countdown is on now to their season-opener against SV Meppen.
Ireland interim manager Tom O’Connor explained that while he never likes to lose a game, he was delighted with the determination shown by his side.
“It’s 3-0 and no one likes to lose, but I think you have to put it in context. We’re playing against the world champions in their home match, on their victory tour. Overall, I’m very, very pleased with the performance and the way the girls played tonight,” said O’Connor.
“It was a tough first half, we didn’t see a lot of the ball. But the second half was a different story. After the first 45 minutes and with them three up already, we knew we had to get the shape right and overall I’m delighted with the second half performance.”Tags: