U.S. women defeat Brazil, 4-1

November 10, 2013
Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach celebrate an early goal in Orlando. (By John Raoux -- Associated Press) Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach celebrate an early goal in Orlando. (By John Raoux — Associated Press)

Sydney Leroux scored twice in the first half Sunday as the U.S. women’s national team defeated Brazil, 4-1, to cap an undefeated 2013 schedule.

Abby Wambach posted her world-record 163rd goal and Erika Tymrak scored the first of her career before 20,274 at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, the largest home attendance of the year.

Hope Solo made three terrific saves in one-on-one situations early in the second half.

Match highlights, via NBC:

USA LINEUP

Solo; Robinson, Rampone (Buehler 75th), Sauerbrunn, Cox (Tymrak 75th); Mewis, Brooks (Averbuch 82nd), Lloyd, O’Reilly; Leroux (Morgan 67th), Wambach (Horan 68th).

SCORING

USA: Leroux (O’Reilly), 15th minute.

USA: Wambach (penalty kick), 17th.

BRZ: Rosana (Rilany), 25th.

USA: Leroux (Wambach), 37th.

USA: Tymrak (Horan), 78th.

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2013 Record: 13-0-3. (Draws with Sweden, Germany, New Zealand)

Goal difference: 56-11.

Leading scorers:

Abby Wambach 11 (14 matches)

Sydney Leroux 10 (15)

Christen Press 8 (12)

Alex Morgan 6 (12)

Next for USA: Friendly against Canada on Jan. 31 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex.

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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