USWNT defeats Brazil 1-0 for 2nd Place Finish in She Believes Cup

Written by Adrian Beecher

After an early goal in the 20th minute from Tobin Heath, the United States Women’s National Team was able to hold strong for a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the final round of the 2019 She Believes Cup.

The US finishes the cup 1-2-0, with 5 overall points, landing them a 2nd place finish just behind England, who handed Japan a 3-0 shellacking in the first match of the final round earlier in the day.

The US seemed to gain more comfortability in their match against Brazil, dominating the first half shot stats, having 9 shots to just 5 from Brazil, and the US had 5 of those on target, to just one for Brazil. Despite this, possession was nearly even, with the US having the slight edge at 52/48. The lone goal of the match came in the 20th minute unassisted by Tobin Heath, as she put the ball into the back of the net off a rebound from a shot from Alex Morgan that was blocked.

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In the 2nd half, things got a bit chippy as the Brazilian National Team picked up two yellow cards. Andressa Alves Da Silva picked up the 1st on in the 56th minute and then later on in the 85th minute Thaísa Menezes picked up the 2nd one.

USA was still heavy on the attack in the 2nd half, with 9 shots once again, however only 1 of those shots was on target. Brazil got off 6 shots and had 2 on target.

Ashlyn Harris was the keeper to keep the clean sheet for the US., with 3 saves in the match.

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