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WNT Mar 3, 2016 courtesy US Soccer
TAMPA, Florida (March 3, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated England 1-0 on a second-half goal from Crystal Dunn in its first-ever SheBelieves Cup match.

Dunn scored the game’s lone score in the 72nd minute, less than 10 minutes after entering as a substitute. Meghan Klingenberg twisted and turned to create space deep in England territory before splitting two defenders with a short pass to Dunn. Dunn received the ball with her back to the goal and deceived a defender with two touches toward the center of the field. She sent a terrific shot to the far top corner and into the side netting to tally the WNT’s first goal in SheBelieves Cup history.

Hope Solo made two saves to record her 96th career shutout and 145th win, further extending her U.S. records. The U.S. WNT improved to 7-0-0 on the year with 29 goals scored and 0 goals allowed.

Germany defeated France 1-0 in the first match of the doubleheader in the inaugural match of SheBelieves Cup. The USA is tied with Germany atop the tournament table with three points apiece.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Crystal Dunn (Meghan Klingenberg), 72nd minute: Meghan Klingenberg possessed the ball to the right of the 18 and supplied a pass between two England defenders for Crystal Dunn. Dunn took two touches from the top corner of the box toward the goal and ripped a shot to the top corner of the right post for her seventh score of the year. USA 1, ENG 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

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