USWNT Faces Tough Test in Second 2017 Tournament of Nations Match vs. Brazil
After falling 1-0 to Australia in its opening match of the 2017 Tournament of Nations, the USA will look to rebound against Brazil on July 30 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
The U.S. match will kick off at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and will be preceded by Australia vs. Japan at 2:15 p.m. PT on ESPN3. The USA is 5-3-0 in 2017 and will be playing its seventh game of the year against a team in the top-11 in the FIFA Rankings. Fans can follow all the action on social media for the next two matches via #USAvBRA and #USAvJPN on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp, and follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (ussoccer_wnt).
Only three goals were scored in the first two games of the 2017 Tournament of Nations, but Australia’s lone score from Tamika Butt in the 1-0 victory vs. the USA was enough to give the Matildas the top spot in the standings after the first match day. Brazil tied Japan, 1-1, getting a late equalizer from Camila, meaning that all four teams in the tournament are still in the running for the title. Along with two editions of the SheBelieves Cup, these four-team tournaments staged by U.S. Soccer are, predictably when top teams meet, producing matches in which goals are hard to come by. Four goals were scored on Match Day 1 of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup and two were scored over the first two games at the 2016 edition.