The USWNT vs. New Zealand In Photos

Check out the best photos from the USWNT 3-1 victory vs New Zealand on September 15th.

I have always wanted to shoot sports, and yet in my 12 or 13 years of being behind the camera I’ve never had the opportunity. So, when I heard that the US women’s team was going to play a friendly against New Zealand in Denver, I jumped at the chance to cover it for The18. And the experience was everything I thought it would be, and then some. 

Confession time - I’ve always enjoyed watching the World Cup, but that’s about as far as my soccer fandom goes. You could say I’m pretty uneducated when it comes to the Beautiful Game, and not having ever been to a US soccer match before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. 

As a photographer I’m always looking for subjects that pop, and neither the fans, nor the team let me down in the slightest.

Tailgating In Style
Tailgating in Style
Elliott Asbury

This hombre was kitted out and is clearly a tailgating maestro.

This hombre was kitted out and is clearly a tailgating maestro.

Bearded Batman Supports US WNT
Bearded Batman Supports US WNT
Elliott Asbury

 

Tons of fans went all out, but I think this guy takes the cake.

Rooftop Patriotism
Rooftop Patriotism
Elliott Asbury

This woman sits perched atop her van flying Old Glory as the sun went down. 

Unite And Strengthen
Unite and Strengthen
Elliott Asbury

Lots of girls came to the game to watch the USWNT kick ass and they were pumped up and having fun.

A Beautiful Stadium
A Beautiful Stadium
Elliott Asbury

One thing stood out immediately to me - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is a good looking stadium. It’s not huge, and it is in the middle of nowhere, but it sits under some pretty cool Colorado sunsets and is one hell of a cool venue. 

Dressed for the Win
Dressed for the Win
Elliott Asbury

These two girls are beyond excited to cheer on the USWNT.

Press, Dunn And Long
Press, Dunn and Long
Elliott Asbury

Christen Press, Allie Long and Crystal Dunn on their way to the locker room at the half.

Fighting For The Ball
Fighting for the Ball
Elliott Asbury

Alex Morgan goes up against New Zealand’s Hannah Wilkinson for the ball. For this commercial and portrait photographer, the fierce and fast action in the match proved a challenge for me, but I walked off with a handful of game shots that I’m really happy with.

One Nation. One Team.
One Nation. One Team.
Elliott Asbury

These girls go wild when the final whistle blows and the US defeats New Zealand 3-1. 

Campbell Signs Autographs
Campbell Signs Autographs
Elliott Asbury
After the game come the autograph signings, with tons of fans crowding the first row seats to get signatures and selfies.
Pickup In The Parking Lot
Pickup in the Parking Lot
Elliott Asbury
After the game, a handful of fans stayed behind for some pickup before heading home.

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