Carli Lloyd scored twice, Christian Press scored and the United States defeated Sweden 3-2 on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.
The US won the game as head coach
The US dominated early in the test when Lloyd boxed a pass from Christen Press in the third minute with a right-footed shot from the center of the box and put it behind keeper Hedviq Lindahl in the lower right corner. Press followed in the 28th minute, counterfeiting a few defenders with fancy footwork and buried a ball from Lindsey Horan for their 50th goal in international competition.
Press is only the 11th American to reach this milestone.
"We think we defended the game well," said Andonovski. "The only thing I thought we could do better, and we made it in the second half, is to push the block a bit higher from the middle to the high block, and we were successful when we did that Obviously it will only take time. " a little time to adjust the timing, the angle and the approach to all players.
Three minutes later, Lloyd found the net back with a right-footed shot in the middle of the box after a chip pass by Tobin Heath.
Lloyd, who has 22 games with multiple goals, scored 120 international goals and this year the US leads with 15 goals.
"For me it's going out and trying To be better than me, help the team and implement the philosophy that Vlatko wants," Lloyd said if you really do not look for goals. When you make a 100% effort, usually some good things happen.
But Sweden would not stand in the Mapfre Stadium with the No. 5 team in the world to come in the 75th minute with the right foot of Anna Anvegard from a short distance on the board.
"I'm really proud of the team, there were some fabulous things out there, there were also some things to work on, and overall it was a good game."
Three minutes later Anvegard scored her second goal when goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher scored a goal
Lloyd was ready to complete a hat-trick with a penalty in the 81st minute The United States is the number 1 in the world after winning the fourth World Cup in France last summer. In the group stage, they defeated Sweden before defeating Spain, France, England and the Netherlands to the championship.
Andonovski became the ninth US coach on October 28 after the retirement of Jill Ellis, whose 106 victories made her the most victorious coach in the history of US women's football and the first international coach to win two women's world titles.
A native Andonovski from Macedonia played in Europe before an indoor football career in the US. He has served as coach of FC Kansas City and Reign FC in Washington State for the past seven seasons in the National Women's Soccer League.
Lloyd said that she has already come to respect his coaching style.
"I think he is simple and effective," she said. "His training sessions are short, concise, and succinct, you know the message, and I think it's the belief in the players and the confidence they have in the players they feed you from."
"Me I've heard so many good things about him from so many different players, and now I know why. It's just an aura he has over him. He is calm and collected. He improves this team.
Andonovski was calm after the victory, but admitted that the first victory at the top of the US was "exciting", although he was focusing on areas that needed improvement.
"I was excited for the team and they were upset for me, "he said.
" We need to set the two goals. People who know me know that I'm not happy when I'm scored. We have to finish strong.
The US has played without some of their best-known players, including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
Next, Costa Rica will head to TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on November 10 for the United States.