USWNT tops Brazil, win Tournament of Nations

USWNT tops Brazil, win Tournament of Nations


USWNT tops Brazil, win Tournament of Nations


The U.S. Women’s National Team closed the Tournament of Nations with a victory over a powerhouse to claim a trophy.

Despite falling behind on an early own goal, the USWNT unleashed four consecutive finishes to top Brazil, 4-1, at Toyota Park. The win saw the USWNT earn the team’s seventh point from three games, earning first place in this summer’s four-team tournament.

The USWNT went behind in the 16th minute on a Tierna Davidson own goal, but responded 17 minutes later on a finish from Rose Lavelle. The real onslaught began in the second half, though, starting with a 53rd minute goal from Julie Ertz on an assist from Tobin Heath.

Eight minutes later, Heath scored one of her own to push the score the 3-1 while Alex Morgan’s 77th minute goal finished the scoring and secured the trophy for the USWNT.

Next up for the USWNT are a pair of California-based friendlies against Chile on Aug. 31 and Sept. 4.

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