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U.S. women score three goals in nine minutes to beat Brazil

July 31, 2017

An incredible comeback that started with an impressive goal

The U.S. started the Cup of (Non-European) Nations with their first ever loss to Australia. So when they then conceded to Brazil in just the second minute of their next match, things looked bleak. Sam Mewis would equalize in the 18th minute for the U.S., but Brazil regained the lead and extended it to 3-1 in the 78th minute. Game over? Not quite.

Christen Press pulled off a brilliant move to score a stunning goal just two minutes later.

Just five minutes later, this inspired Megan Rapinoe to flash some spectacular control and score from a tight angle for her first international goal in two years.

And finally, Julie Ertz completed the turnaround in the 89th minute to give the U.S. a 4-3 win.

Three goals in nine minutes to earn three points.

The U.S. now sit second in the Tournament of Nations table as Australia beat Japan 4-2 to remain undefeated.


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