US Champion! The USWNT defeats Brazil to win the Gold Cup final

With a header goal from Lindsay Horan The United States defeated Brazil 1-0 on Sunday She became the champion of the first edition of the Women's Football Gold Cup.

Horan opened the scoring in the 45th minute In the match that was held at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California, with a powerful header that beat Brazilian goalkeeper Luciana, After benefiting from an assist from Emily Fox.

In a close match, the Americans and Brazilians competed to win the first Women's Gold Cup title, which remained in the hands of the local teams thanks to Horan's goal.

Brazil tried to surprise the Americans, but missed Although the Canarinhas defended well and closed spaces, they were unable to open the scoring and the Stars and Stripes team knew how to take advantage of that.

The United States' path to the Women's Gold Cup title

The home team led by Twyla Kilgore reaches a new title after qualifying They reached the final by defeating Canada on penalties, while the Brazilians, led by Arthur Elias, crushed Mexico before reaching this confrontation against the Americans.

In the group stage of the competition, the United States was part of Zone A along with Mexico, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic.

They qualified for the quarter-finals in second place with six points. Behind Mexico, which achieved seven points, and Argentina, in third place, with four units.

At this stage they eliminated Colombia after winning 3-0 They then eliminated Canada in the semi-finals, drawing 2-2 in 90 minutes and winning 1-3 on penalties.

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The Canadian led the scoring classification in the first Women's Gold Cup Adriana Leon, who won the Golden Boot of the tournament with six goals.

It should be noted that twelve teams participated in the competition organized by CONCACAF and held as of February 20 in the United States, including four invited teams from CONMEBOL (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay).

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