South Africa Women’s football team, Bayana Bayana on Sunday lost their World Cup tune up game against the USA by 3-0.
Samantha Mewis scored twice, and Carli Lloyd added a late goal as the United States dominated the game at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The victory launched the Americans’ “Send-Off Series” of matches as they prepare to defend their title at the World Cup in France, which begins on June 7.
The United States next face New Zealand on Thursday in St. Louis and later face Mexico on May 26 in Harrison, New Jersey before departing for France.
They open the World Cup in Group F against Thailand, Chile and Sweden.
Desiree Ellis’ Bayana Bayana side are in Group B at this year’s World Cup, and will open their campaign against Spain on the June 8.