USWNT beats Brazil in Girls’s Gold Cup closing because of Lindsay Horan’s header

Lindsey Horan scored on a header in first-half stoppage time and the United States beat Brazil 1-0 on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Girls’s Gold Cup.

The USA lifted the trophy regardless of being shocked by a loss to Mexico within the group stage of the event. It was the primary ladies’s Gold Cup, with the occasion created to convey groups within the area extra significant competitors.

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It was the fourth time that the USA confronted Brazil in a event closing. The Individuals additionally gained the earlier three, together with the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

The sport drew a sellout crowd of 31,528 to San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium, a file crowd for a CONCACAF ladies’s match.

Horan scored simply moments into stoppage time with a header off a well-placed lofted move from Emily Fox. It was Horan’s third aim of the event, her earlier targets had been from the penalty spot.

Brazil almost ties the sport in crunchtime

Lynn Williams almost scored a second for the USA within the 79th minute however the play was offsides. Casey Krueger headed out a harmful Brazilian cross within the closing moments.

The USA was shocked within the group stage of the event by a 2-0 loss to Mexico – simply the second loss within the 43-game sequence.

The Individuals rebounded with a 3-0 win over Colombia within the quarterfinals, earlier than advancing to the ultimate on penalties after a rain-soaked 2-2 draw with Canada within the semifinals.

Brazil had gained every of its 5 matches within the event, together with a 3-0 victory over Mexico within the semifinals, scoring 15 targets. The Brazilians allowed simply two complete targets within the group’s first aggressive event beneath coach Arthur Elias, who took over for Pia Sundhage after Brazil’s exit finally summer time’s Girls’s World Cup.

Likewise, the USA was enjoying its first event beneath interim coach Twila Kilgore, who assumed her position after the group parted methods with coach Vlatko Andonovski after the earliest-ever World Cup exit.

The USA employed Emma Hayes because the group’s coach, however she is concluding the season with Chelsea within the Girls’s Tremendous League. Each Brazil and the USA have certified for this summer time’s Olympics in France.

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