U.S. Women’s National Team continues dominance of Brazil
ORLANDO,FLORIDA (BDCi) — The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated fourth-ranked Brazil 4-1 in front of 20,274 spectators at the Florida Citrus Bowl to finish their 2013 season 13-0-3.
Forward Sydney Leroux scored two first-half goals while forward Abby Wambach added to her international goal scoring record with her 163rd and midfielder Erika Tymrak scored her first goal in only her second WNT appearance. Goalkeeper Hope Solo had a solid game, making three goal-saving stops and earned Budweiser Woman of the Match honors.
Brazil’s only goal of the match came in the first half when veteran Rosana scored her 19th international goal. Brazil was held to only 10 shots, four of which were on goal.
With the victory and the 2013 season completed, the U.S. will focus on the 2014 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament at the end of the year in hopes of earning a spot in the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada.