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Alyssa Thompson’s first Angel City goal was a fantastic solo-run 5 minutes into her debut

Alyssa Thompson made history in January when she was the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NWSL draft and the first player ever drafted out of high school. The 18-year-old phenom has already appeared for the USWNT and played her first game for Angel City on Wednesday night.

Angel City defeated Club América 3-0 at BMO Stadium in a club friendly. Thompson was given her first start and immediately made an impact just five minutes into the game.

After receiving the ball near midfield, Thompson dribbled past four América defenders and the goalkeeper to score an incredible solo goal. That's how you announce yourself to your new teammates.

The 15,000 in attendance approved.

Alyssa Thompson first Angel City goal

Thompson had a magnificent debut and was given a standing ovation when she was substituted out of the game in the 75th minute. She was named the Player of the Match.

Not too shabby of a debut for a kid who had an English class earlier that day.

Paige Nielsen doubled the lead for the hosts in the 56th minute and Simone Charley ensured an Angel City victory with a third in the final minutes. Despite trailing for most of the game, the América faithful still made the most out of their time in BMO Stadium by launching fireworks and flares.

Angel City’s first NWSL game will be on March 26 as they host Gotham FC. 

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