Three of Europe’s best came across the Atlantic to give the U.S. Women’s National Team a challenge in the SheBelieves Cup this March, and all three fell to the reigning World Cup champion.
The USWNT defeated Germany at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., to win the inaugural competition, which hosted the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 teams in the world, according to March’s FIFA Women’s World Ranking. The Americans had previously defeated England and France before Wednesday’s decisive 2-1 win.
After the U.S. conceded the first goal of the game to Anja Mittag in the 30th minute, Alex Morgan fired in the goal of the the game seven minutes later. The forward ran onto a long ball sent upfield by Meghan Klingenberg, and juggled the ball over a defender before blasting the ball past Germany goalkeeper Almuth Schult. The goal was Morgan’s second of the tournament and 64th all-time for the U.S.
Sam Mewis netted the game-winner minutes later. The midfielder stole the ball in the middle of the field, ran towards goal and fired a shot on frame that just beat Schult thanks to a deflection.
The USWNT will now wait until April 6 to play Colombia at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. before playing the CONMEBOL nation a second time four days later at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.
Here are Morgan’s and Mewis’ goals for the USWNT:
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