The Football Ferns have beaten Mexico 1-0 in Los Angeles.
CJ Bott scored the winner late in the second half.
It was the Ferns’ first win in eight matches this year and just their second in 12 matches under manager Klimkova, who was appointed a year ago on a six-year contract.
New Zealand suffered a setback ahead of the match with striker Hannah Wilkinson Grace Jale both testing postive for Covid-19 and being ruled out of the match.
The Ferns’ play the Phillipines in LA on Wednesday as they continue their build up to next year’s World Cup.