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U.S. rallies to tie Netherlands in World Cup final rematch

Author: Editors Desk Source: The Washington Post
July 27, 2023 at 06:37
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Group play will conclude Tuesday with the United States facing Portugal and the Netherlands playing Vietnam. 
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The road to a third consecutive World Cup title was never going to be a carefree exercise for the U.S. women’s national soccer team. At some point — maybe at multiple points — during this four-week campaign in Oceania, the top-ranked Americans would have to confront rare moments of adversity.

The first test came on a cold Thursday afternoon (Wednesday night Eastern time) in their second match, a rematch of the 2019 final against the Netherlands, in a testy Group E encounter. The Dutch went ahead early, but a confrontation early in the second half lit a fire under U.S. captain Lindsey Horan, who responded seconds later with a tying header as the sides settled for a 1-1 draw.

The Americans (1-0-1, four points) remained atop the group standings, even with the Netherlands (1-0-1) on points but ahead in the first tiebreaker, which is goal differential.

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