U.S. women’s team scores 3 late goals to de­feat Brazil

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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