It’s a first half disaster for the U.S.
A 20th minute own goal from a corner kick, a second Brazilian goal scored seven minutes later in a manner usually athletic goalkeeper Briana Scurry was brought in precisely to save and Torrance’s Shannon Boxx sent off just before half time. That Boxx should not have been given a second yellow card – replays showed she was clipped by a Brazilian player and not vice versa – is no consolation for the U.S.
Down to 10 players, the U.S. has just 45 minutes left in the 2007 World Cup unless it scores at least two goals.
The game is on ESPN2, by the way.