USWNT held to draw by France, set up for crucial clash with England in SheBelieves Cup

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The USWNT opened the SheBelieves Cup with a win over Germany on Thursday, however Jill Ellis’ aspect was held to 1-1 draw by France on Sunday to set up a crucial ultimate match towards England on Wednesday. 

Mallory Pugh scored her third objective of the yr for the USWNT in the thirty fifth minute, powering residence a strike after a scramble in entrance of aim, however the lead can be brief-lived. 

France pulled degree in the thirty eighth minute via Eugénie Le Sommer, and the 2 sides went to the break degree. 

Regardless of holding a large benefit on possession all through the match, the USA had numerous scares all through the second half, with France rolling up 14 photographs.

U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was referred to as on to make some massive saves to maintain her aspect in the match by means of the second half, together with two large stops late in the sport to maintain the scores degree. 

In the long run, the USWNT might solely handle a draw on the day, however the outcome was not overly damaging due to the opposite end result in the event on Sunday. 

England, which opened the competitors with dominant four-1 win over France, was held to a 2-2 draw by Germany, setting up a title clash between the English and the People on Thursday in Orlando.