U.S. SOCCER IN FOCUS #10 | USWNT REWIND 2011 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINAL VS BRAZIL
Photos from the U.S. Women’s National Team's iconic Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal against Brazil on July 10, 2011. The WNT faced off against Brazil in Dresden, Germany, in a match that featured end-to-end action and riveting drama. The USA took the lead just 74 seconds into the match after a Brazilian own goal, but was reduced to 10 players following a Rachel Buehler red card in the 65th minute. Tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, Brazil grabbed an early lead in overtime through superstar Marta, but the Americans would not be deterred. In the 122nd minute, Abby Wambach headed home a pin-point cross from Megan Rapinoe – the latest goal in Women’s World Cup history - to send the match to penalties. The goal remains one of the most famous and important in USWNT history. The USA advanced on penalty kicks, 5-3, powered by a save from Hope Solo and the clinching conversion from Ali Krieger.
A re-air of this iconic match will be shown at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20, as part of FIFA’s #WorldCupAtHome initiative and can be seen on FIFATV. Other classic WNT matches can be viewed every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on YouTube and Facebook as part of U.S. Soccer’s #BendTheCurve initiative.