The United States wins the first women’s Gold Cup title by beating Brazil

With a header from Lindsey Horan, the United States team defeated Brazil 1-0 this Sunday and became champions of the first edition of the women’s soccer Gold Cup.

Brazil tried to surprise the Americans, but failed in their aim and although the Canarinha defended well and closed spaces, they could not open the scoring and the Stars and Stripes team knew how to take advantage of that.

How was the United States vs. Brazil?

Horan opened the scoring in the 45th minute in the match played at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California, with a powerful header that beat Brazilian goalkeeper Luciana, after taking advantage of a free kick assist from Emily Fox.

The hosts, led by Twila Kilgore, reach a new title after qualifying for the final by beating Canada on penalties, while the Brazilians, led by Arthur Elías, thrashed Mexico before reaching this confrontation against the Americans.

The United States in the group round of the competition was part of zone A along with Mexico, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

They advanced to the quarterfinals as second, with six points, behind Mexico that made seven and Argentina, third, followed it with 4 units.

In bliss phase eliminated Colombia after beating them 3-0 and then they got rid of Canada in the semifinals, they tied 2-2 in the 90 minutes and won 1-3 in the penalty shootout.

The scoring classification of the first Women’s Gold Cup It was led by Canadian Adriana Leon, who took the Golden Boot of the tournament with six goals.

It is worth remembering that in the competition, organized by the Concacaf and which was played from February 20 in the United States, twelve teams participated, including four invited teams from Conmebol (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay).

Mexico: the only team that beat the United States

The Mexican National Team was the only team that beat the United States in the group stage A, with two goals by Jaqueline Ovalle and Mayra Pelayo.

Although Mexico qualified for the semifinals, they lost to Brazil and were left out of the final.