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