Christen Press scored early and her substitute, Megan Rapinoe, added a late goal when the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) defeated Brazil 2-0 in the second of three matches in the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.
Press put the U.S. ahead in the 11th minute and Rapinoe, who entered in the 72nd, got the insurance goal in the 88th.
The U.S. needs a result against Argentina on Wednesday to claim its second straight title. The Americans have six points. Brazil has three while Argentina and Canada play later Sunday with both teams looking for their first points.
Alyssa Naeher extended her program-record shutout streak to 10 games and 956 minutes. She has 40 shutouts in 64 career starts.
The streak was in jeopardy in the 83rd minute when Debinha was unmarked for a pass from Marta but sent a shot from the center of the…