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U-21 WNT Falls to Brazil WNT 2-1

The U.S. U-21 Women's National Team suffered its first defeat on the team's four-game tour of Brazil, falling to the Brazilan Olympic Team 2-1 on Saturday in Aguas de Lindoia in the state of Sao Paulo. The U.S. tied this same team 0-0 on Thursday.

Natasha Kai scored the lone goal for the U.S. in the 62nd minute, her team leading 7th of the year.

The U.S. dominated the match statistically, including a 15-5 advantage on shots, but Brazil got a goal from Elaine in the 39th minute and then scored the eventual game-winner two minutes later. Nicole Barnhart only had to make two saves in goal for the U.S., and the U.S. surrendered only one corner kick while earning six of their own.

National Team Match Report

Participants: U-21 WNT vs. Brazil Women’s National Team
Competition: U-21 WNT Foreign Tour to Brazil
Location: Oscar Inn – Aguas de Lindoia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2004
Weather: Cloudy, 60s

Scoring Summary:
    1st 2nd   Final
United States  0 1 1
Brazil    2 0 2

BRA – Elaine    39th minute
BRA – n/a    41st minute
USA – Kai (Wilson)   62nd minute

USA – 1-Nicole Barnhart, 3-Joanna Lohman, 5-Lindsey Huie, 6-Natasha Kai (2-Kacey White, 85’), 7-Kelly Wilson, 8-Amy LePeilbet, 9-Sarah Huffman, 13-Manya Makoski, 14-Jill Oakes (4-Nikki Thaden, 82’), 16-Keeley Dowling, 17-Leslie Osborne

Brazil – n/a

Statistical Summary:
         USA   BRA
Shots  15 5
Saves  2 9
Corners 6 1
Fouls            13       15
Offside 2 4

Misconduct Summary:
BRA – Juliana Cabral, caution   43rd minute
BRA – Renata Costa, caution   58th
USA – Huie, caution    80th