U.S. ral­lies to de­feat Brazil, avoids sec­ond straight loss

The Maui News - - SPORTS -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute, and the U.S. over­came a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sun­day in the Tour­na­ment of Na­tions.

The Amer­i­cans were in dan­ger of los­ing for the fourth time this year be­fore putting to­gether a three-goal flurry in about nine min­utes.

Two min­utes af­ter Brazil’s An­dress­inha scored on a free kick in the 78th minute for her sec­ond goal of the game, Chris­ten Press coun­tered to make it 3-2 with her 43rd ca­reer goal and sec­ond of the year.

Press then fed Me­gan Rapi­noe for a run­ning blast that tied it in the 85th minute.

The United States was coming off a 1-0 loss to Aus­tralia in both teams’ tour­na­ment opener Thurs­day in Seattle. The Aus­tralians had never de­feated the Amer­i­cans in 28 pre­vi­ous matches.

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