Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup
The United States sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with two wins. But not only a goal, the way we played our attack in the first 20 minutes," Brazil coach Pia Sundhage said. It was Press' 10th goal in her last 13 national team games and 59th international goal. Alex Morgan made her first start for the national team since giving birth to daughter Charlie last year. The U.S. beat Canada 1-0 in its SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday, while Brazil beat rival Argentina 4-1.
Rose Lavelle's 2nd-half goal lifts US past Canada 1-0
AdNichelle Prince had a pair of good chances for Canada early in the second half but couldn't convert. "We created some good opportunities after a good build-up, or we were able to break them down with good creativity. The United States will be seeking its fifth gold medal in seven Olympic tournaments. The United States improved its record in the series to 51-3-7. Earlier Thursday, Brazil defeated Argentina 4-1 in the tournament's opening match.
Rapinoe, Press among players opting out of NWSL tournament
U.S. national team players Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Christen Press have opted out of the National Women's Soccer League tournament kicking off this weekend in Utah. Heath and Press, who played with Rapinoe on the champion World Cup team last summer in France, cited concerns about the coronavirus for their decisions not to play. Among the national team players taking part in the tournament are Chicago's Julie Ertz, U.S. Soccer's Player of the Year, and teammate Alyssa Naeher, North Carolina's Crystal Dunn and Portland's Becky Sauerbrunn. The league was rocked by the announcement Monday that the Orlando Pride were dropping out of the tournament after six players and four staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Like all NWSL players, she was given the option to participate.
USA Women's Soccer Team Reacts to Celebrity Support After World Cup Win (Exclusive)
The U.S. women's national soccer team still can't get over their epic World Cup victory, and we can't blame them! In the meantime, see more celebrity reactions to the ladies' World Cup win below:And a whole generation of girls think they can do anything because the @USWNT did. @USWNT Hannah Hart (@harto) July 9, 2019The US womens soccer team are the world champions! My World Cup runneth over. Congrats @USWNT Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 7, 2019RELATED CONTENT:US Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup: Serena Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and More Stars CelebratePrince Royce on How Music and Soccer Bring the 'Passion' Out in People (Exclusive)David Beckham's Kids Cheer Him on During Charity Soccer Game