The U.S. women’s soccer team beats Mexico, prepares for World Cup

Fans spelled out the message at the end of the national anthem, unfurling a huge banner behind the goal on the south end of Red Bull Arena: “ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR FOUR” it read, with a large gold star in the center.

Ten prep games for the U.S. women’s soccer team this year ended with an unimpressive 3-0 win over Mexico in a send-off match on Sunday in Harrison, N.J. The Americans travel to England on Monday and will work out at Tottenham’s training grounds before heading to France on June 7, four days before starting their World Cup title defense against Thailand.

“We want to win everything. We want to win every game,” said midfielder Megan Rapinoe. “It’s going to be extremely tough. It’s going to be a grueling tournament. But, yeah, like I said, the expectation for us is always to win.”

Wondolowski leads Quakes: Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 win over host Toronto FC.

San Jose improved to 5-6-2 after finishing 4-21-9 last season.

• In other MLS action, Johnny Russell had a hat trick and host Sporting Kansas City beat the Seattle Sounders 3-2.

Pair inducted to Hall: Retired forward Abby Wambach and former U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati have been chosen for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. They will be inducted Sept. 21 in Frisco, Texas. Wambach, 38, scored a U.S.-record 184 goals in 256 international appearances from 2001-15.

Inter Milan wins: In Italy, Inter Milan survived a dramatic end to its Serie A campaign to secure a Champions League spot for next season by beating Empoli 2-1. Also, Atalanta will make its debut in Europe’s top club competition after recovering from a deficit to beat Sassuolo 3-1.

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