Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christen Press scored in the 11th minute, Megan Rapinoe included a late objective and the U.S. females beat Brazil 2-0 in the SheBelieves Cup on Sunday.

The U.S. sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with 2 wins. Canada and Argentina were to play later on Sunday in the round-robin competition.

The United States, winner of the last 2 World Cups, is unbeaten in 36 straight video games general and 52 straight in your home.

The Americans have actually won 5 directly over Brazil and are unbeaten in the last 7 matches. The group is 20-0-2 versus Brazil on American soil.

Press took a pass from Lindsey Horan and hurried forward, deceiving a protector prior to an effective strike to the far corner of the web. It was Press’ 10th objective in her last 13 nationwide group video games and 59th worldwide objective.

Minutes later on, Crystal Dunn’s moving deal with avoided Debinha on the breakaway. Brazil had a likelihood in the 82nd minute when Marta discovered Debinha in package, however the shot went simply large.

It was the 10th straight nothing for U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

Alex Morgan made her very first start for the nationwide group because bring to life child Charlie in 2015. Morgan and Press were subbed out in the 71st minute and changed with Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.

Horan served the ball into package for Rapinoe, who scored in the 88th minute. After she scored, Rapinoe made a baby-rocking gesture in honor of colleagues Ali Krieger and Ashlynn Harris, who just recently embraced child Sloane.

The Brazilians are led by Pia Sundhage, who coached the U.S. from 2008-12. Sundhage took Brazil over last summertime and has an 8-2-3 record.

The U.S. beat Canada 1-0 in its SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday.

Brazil beat competing Argentina 4-1 on Thursday. Brazil is making its 2nd general look in the competition, now in its 6th year.


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