The frantic finish between Japan and the United States women’s soccer team in the first game of group stage in the 2019 Shebelieves Cup still ended in a 2-2 stalemate as Carli Lloyd’s goal attempt as time expired was stopped by the Japan goalie.
The US women will now play first place England on March 2nd at 4:30 p.m. EST.
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The US led in shots 13-5 and held possession 56% of the time. They got a goal by Megan Rapinoe in the 23rd minute to take a 1-0 lead. Japan tied it up in the 67th minute but then Alex Morgan scored in the 76th minute to give United States a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately Japan scored an extra time goal at the 91st minute to tie the game up at 2.
England sits in first after beating Brazil 2-1; Japan and the United States are tied at 2nd and Brazil is in fourth place in the group standings.