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U.S. WNT Defeats Brazil 3-0 in Chiba, Japan

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Brazil 3-0 in a match with a kickoff change forced by inclement weather in Chiba, Japan.

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Carli Lloyd

IN THE IMAGE: U.S. WNT midfielder Carli Lloyd scored the winning goal for the U.S. WNT in their 3-0 win against Brazil on Tuesday.


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CHIBA, Japan (April 3, 2012) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Brazil 3-0 in the Kirin Challenge Cup today. The match was pushed up to 3 a.m. ET due to impending inclement weather in Chiba, Japan. Goals from Carli Lloyd, Shannon Boxx and Amy Rodriguez gave the USA a comfortable victory and put head coach Pia Sundhage’s team in excellent position to win the three-team tournament in Japan. More to follow…

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Brazil
Date: April 3, 2012
Competition: Women’s Kirin Challenge Cup
Venue: Fukuda Denshi Arena; Chiba, Japan
Kickoff: 4 p.m. local / 3 a.m. ET (Moved from 8 p.m. local due to inclement weather)
Attendance: 500
Weather: 61 degrees, rainy, windy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         2 1 3
BRA                         0 0 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (Rachel Buehler)        18th minute
USA – Shannon Boxx (Lauren Cheney)  23
USA – Amy Rodriguez                          83

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (14-Stephanie Cox, 32), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 46), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (2-Heather Mitts, 83); 12-Lauren Cheney, 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (17-Tobin Heath, 62), 9-Heather O’Reilly (15-Megan Rapinoe, 46), 13-Alex Morgan (8-Amy Rodriguez, 71), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 16-Lori Lindsey, 11-Sydney Leroux, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Ashlyn Harris, 23-Meghan Klingenberg
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

BRA: 12-Barbara; 6-Maurine, 4-Daiane, 5-Erika, 20-Daniele; 7-Ester (13-Beatriz, 88), 8-Formiga (3-Aline, 46), 17-Francielle; 15-Thais (16-Grazielle, 46), 18-Rosana (19-Maria, 78), 11-Cristiane
Subs not used: 1-Andrei, 9-Renata, 21-Gabriele
Head coach: Jorge Barcellos

Statistical Summary: USA / BRA
Shots: 11 / 7
Shots on Goal: 4 / 1
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 1 / 3
Fouls: 8 / 17
Offside: 5 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Rachel Buehler (caution) 77th minute
BRA – Ester (caution) 82

Officials:
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Emi Chiba (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Makoto Bouzono (JPN)
Fourth Official: Etsuko Fukano (JPN)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: TBD

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