Lavelle double in US rout of New Zealand

The United States have outclassed the Football Ferns again, belting the Women's World Cup co-hosts 5-0 to wrap-up their two-match tour of New Zealand.

Rose Lavelle wore the captain's armband and netted twice in another dominant performance, with Ashley Hatch, Mallory Swanson and Taylor Kornieck joining her on the scoresheet.

The US dominance was so strong that New Zealand failed to have a single shot at Eden Park, where they were playing for the first time.

The outing at New Zealand's national stadium drew a crowd of 12,721, topping the 12,508 who turned out for Wednesday's match at Sky Stadium in Wellington and setting a record for women's football in the country.

The gulf in class was evident from the first whistle on Saturday, even as the US lined up without regular captain Alex Morgan, who withdrew with lower leg tightness.

Hatch produced a pinpoint first-time sidefoot finish from Trinity Rodman's cross to begin the rout on 22 minutes.

The US were denied a cast-iron penalty soon after when first-half substitute Ashleigh Ward rugby-tackled Rodman, the daughter of US basketball great Dennis Rodman, on the edge of the box.

Lavelle made up for the missed opportunity a minute later, volleying home a dipping cross from Sofia Huerta.

Ward was in the thick of things again shortly after the break, mis-controlling a ball in the box which fell to Swanson, who smashed home an easy chance.

Lavelle doubled up on 74 minutes, directing Lynn Williams' cross past busy NZ goalkeeper Erin Nayler, before turning provider on 80 minutes, sending in a corner which Kornieck buried from the back post.

The result was another brutal reality check for the Football Ferns, the world No.24, ahead of the Women's World Cup beginning in July.

Unlike co-hosts Australia, New Zealand are not contenders for the title; they have yet to win a match at the World Cup in six tournaments and hope to break that duck and perhaps qualify for the knockout rounds.

Not helping her cause, coach Jitka Klimkova was forced to select an understrength team against the US as the tour fell outside an official FIFA international window.

A number of the Kiwi players - including starter Paige Satchell - will compete for their A-League Women club Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.