U.S. women’s team scores 3 late goals to defeat Brazil
Up until the dying moments of Sunday’s match, the Tournament of Nations had gone terribly wrong for the U.S. women’s national team.
A defeat to Australia on Thursday ended a 27-game unbeaten streak against the Matildas, and on Sunday, the Americans trailed Brazil by two goals with about 10 minutes left.
But then Christen Press scored and then Megan Rapinoe nabbed the equalizer, and in the 89th minute before 21,096 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, Julie (Johnston) Ertz stabbed in a loose ball for an implausible 4-3 victory.
The Americans are 6-3-0 in 2017 and 27-3-5 in the all-time series against Brazil.