The United States Women’s National Team finally hit a roadblock on their victory tour from this past summer’s World Cup victory.
After winning each game on the tour rather easily—the USWNT had yet to win by less than five goals—the United States women had a 1-1 draw with Brazil in their friendly on October 21st at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Prior to their match against Brazil, the USWNT faced Haiti two times and won 5-0 and 8-0 and prior to that, faced Costa Rica two times and won 8-0 and 7-2.
With Marta leading the Brazil women, Brazil was in control most of the match after the United States let in a rare early goal. The third-minute goal from Brazil was the fastest goal concession by the United States women this year. In the 85th minute, Carli Lloyd found the back of the net to continue her scoring barrage. It was Lloyd’s 17th goal this season and is now two above her career best season.
The second part of the doubleheader with Brazil is this Sunday, October 25th at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. USWNT tickets on the secondary market have an average price of $90.58 with a get-in price of $14. Fans looking to experience the victory tour against the toughest opponent the United States will face can use Hipmunk.com to book Orlando flights. To complete travel plans two Orlando hotels on Hipmunk start from less than $50 per night.
There aren’t many matches remaining on the victory tour as the season comes to its conclusion. After the second match against Brazil, the USWNT will have over a month off before playing two matches against Trinidad & Tobago on December 6th and December 10th followed by two friendlies against China on December 13th and December 16th.
The USWNT were trying out some new faces, as eight players were on the roster during the game against Brazil that were not on the USWNT World Cup roster. Three of them saw the pitch for the first time wearing a United States jersey: Jaelene Hinkle, Emily Sonnett and Gina Lewandowski.