Three Houston Dash players all played in one match in the Tournament of Nations as Brazil took on the United States in a big match in San Diego on Sunday night.
It was a phenomenal match, with seven goals as the United States managed three late goals to come from behind for a 4-3 win. The result leaves the United States in contention for the title, but they will need Brazil to do them a favor in the final match day, a Brazil team that is now eliminated from contention.
A Houston player made a big impact very early as Andressinha scored for Brazil to stun the crowd, and the hosts. It took just two minutes for Andressinha to get the goal as she hit a powerful strike that Alyssa Naeher couldn’t handle, giving Brazil the lead.
The scoring for Dash players wasn’t done there as her Dash team mate scored off a set piece to restore Brazil’s lead in the second half. Bruna Benites was able to score off a great set piece, stunning the United States asthey managed to take a 2-1 lead.
Andressinha wasn’t content with one goal and scored herbrace to give Brazil a 3-1 lead over the World Champions. 11 Minutes from times he hit a free-kick from the edge of the area that Naher again couldn’t deal with, and seemingly gave Brazil the win.
But in the final nine minutes of the match, the United States managed a dramatic comeback, scoring three goals for a 4-3 win. Houston Dash player Carli Lloyd featured for the United States for a full 90 minutes,having a number of key passes.
In the days other match, Houston goalkeeper Lydia Williams was rested as Australia put one hand on the trophy with a 4-2 win over Japan.