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England defeat USWNT on American soil for the first time in history
After beating Germany 1-0, Tobin Heath (right) and the USA will face England in Game 2. (Source: @ThornsFC)

England defeat USWNT on American soil for the first time in history

Hannah Roberts
USAHarris; Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Krieger; Dunn (Williams, min 63), Mewis (Long, min 75), Horan (Brian, min 75), Lavelle, Lloyd (Heath, min 75); Pugh, Morgan (Press, min 63)
EnglandChamberlain; Bronze, Houghton, Bassett, Stokes; Nobbs (Moore, min 90+3), Williams, Carney (Scott, min 63); Christiansen (Bright, min 90+1), Duggan (White, min 75) Parris (Taylor, min 75)
REFEREEYellow card: Lloyd (min 68)
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I've been Hannah Roberts, thanks for following VAVEL USA's coverage of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup!

This sets the SheBelieves Cup up for a very interesting finale, as France currently sit on four points, with England and the US close behind on three. England take on Germany and the US face France in the final round of games, which takes place on Tuesday. It's set up to be a cracker!

It was certainly a clash of styles tonight, as England went for possession whilst the US used their pace and energy to beat defenders one-on-one. Both teams had chances but it took a last minute corner to decide the game.

A thoroughly entertaining game that could have gone either way ends with a first ever England win on US soil.


90+3' SUBSTITUTION: Another defensive change as Jade Moore replaces Jordan Nobbs , who has been immense tonight.

90+1' SUBSTITUTION: Millie Bright comes on for Izzy Christiansen as England look to hold onto their lead.

The corner comes out to Lucy Bronze who hits a rocket against the crossbar, and Ellen White is first to react to smash the rebound into the roof of the net! Surely England have won this now?


88' England earn their first corner as Ellen White sees her shot blocked. Big chance for the Lionesses to snatch the win here.

83' About ten minutes left of this one, and it's still scoreless. Both teams still look like they could score.

80' The US are flooding into the box but they just can't seem to pull England apart at the moment.

75' SUBSTITUTION: Captain Carli Lloyd is taken off, as are Sam Mewis and Lindsey Horan, to be replaced by Tobin Heath, Allie Long, and Morgan Brian.

75' SUBSTITUTION: England make a couple of changes up top, as Ellen White and Jodie Taylor come on for Toni Duggan and Nikita Parris .

73' Almost a chance for the US as Rose Lavelle chases down a lost cause and gets a cross in, but her teammates had given up on it and no-one was there for the tap-in.

71' Steph Houghton takes the free kick and the bounce nearly deceives Ashlyn Harris, but she palms it away to safety.

68' A high boot from Carli Lloyd catches Jordan Nobbs in the face. Free kick to England, while Nobbs gets treatment on her bloody face. Lloyd gets a yellow card.

63' USA SUBSTITUTIONS: It's a double change for the US, as Christen Press and Lynn Williams enter the game for Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn respectively.

63' ENGLAND SUBSTITUTION: Karen Carney is off, replaced by Jill Scott.

62' Lucy Bronze takes down Alex Morgan on the left flank, as she broke with the ball after Nikita Parris was denied a free kick of her own on the edge of the US box.

58' Karen Carney  goes down injured again, but she will continue.

57' Crystal Dunn shoots another effort, wide this time. England are struggling to cope with the energy of the US right now.

55' Crystal Dunn has a shot knocked on by a teammate but Siobhan Chamberlain claims. The England defence is rocking a bit here.

54' Rose Lavelle is in the middle of everything here! She finds space on the edge of the box but her shot doesn't trouble Siobhan Chamberlain.

53' Brilliant use of her pace from Rose Lavelle down the left earns a corner for the US.

53' The initial free kick from Jordan Nobbs is easily cleared and Lucy Bronze blasts the rebound over.

52' England break and Rose Lavelle trips Lucy Bronze on the corner of the box. Free kick to be taken by Jordan Nobbs.

49' The US start the half dangerously with a couple of dangerous crosses and shots, but eventually the ball goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.

47' Toni Duggan plays a really nice flick towards Izzy Christiansen on the edge of the box, but Crystal Dunn makes a good recovery tackle to prevent a shot.

Second half: The US get us underway.

What an entertaining half! It's hard to say how that first 45 finished scoreless. England have been possessing the ball really nicely in the final third, but the US have been threatening with their blistering pace up top. The home side have probably just edged it in terms of goalscoring chances, but it's very much either side's game.

Half-time: USA 0-0 England

45' Sam Mewis hits the free kick into the wall, and her second attempt is blocked by her own teammate and goes out for a goal kick to England.

43' Karen Carney bundles over Sam Mewis in a dangerous position, and the US have a free kick in a central position from about 35 yards out.

42' Rose Lavelle plays a great ball over to Crystal Dunn, but her shot is hit straight at Siobhan Chamberlain.

40' Another good bit of England possession in the final third ends with Ashlyn Harris plucking a cross out of the air.

38' Toni Duggan breaks away and unleashes a shot from the edge of the area, but it rockets just over.

37' England break quickly through Jordan Nobbs but her shot is blocked.

36' The original corner from Rose Lavelle is cleared, but she gets a second chance to cross with her right foot. Siobhan Chamberlain fumbles but eventually gathers the ball.

35' The US win the first corner of the match.

34' Sam Mewis takes a long distance shot, but it flies over the crossbar.

32' Big save Ashlyn HarrisDemi Stokes whips in a free kick and it falls to Nikita Parris at the back post, but Harris makes herself big to block the shot. Easily England's best chance so far.

23' Karen Carney went down injured a few moments ago, but she's back up and ready to continue.

21' This game is ridiculously open right now. The US is breaking with three against two but England somehow manage to get it away.

19' Massive save by Siobhan Chamberlain! Crystal Dunn beats her defender and crosses for Rose Lavelle, who hits a great volley goalwards but Chamberlain gets down to make the stop. England break but can't make anything of it.

17' Another good Jordan Nobbs cross is cleared by the US.

15' Almost an own goal! Mallory Pugh goes tearing down the right and pulls the ball back across goal; Laura Bassett's touch sends it goalwards but Demi Stokes is there to clear.

12' First shot of the game is taken by Jordan Nobbs, as she takes advantage of a high win and looks to lob Ashlyn Harris, but she shoots well over.

10' Izzy Christiansen takes out Mallory Pugh as she's running down the right flank. England are enjoying most of the possession but the US look incredibly dangerous on the break.

7' The first good move forward for the US sees Crystal Dunn get the ball into the box, but Rose Lavelle's cross/shot goes over the goal.

5' England get into the attacking box again, but Toni Duggan plays a pass into nowhere and the chance is gone.

2' England are on the attack early as they build through Lucy Bronze at right-back. Two crosses are headed away. The US send a long-ball up top towards Alex Morgan, but she's flagged offside.

Kick-off: And we're underway!

The teams are out and the national anthems are being played! Not long now.

Earlier today, France and Germany played out a 0-0 draw. This means that the USA will go top of the table with a win tonight, whereas an England victory would make things interesting, as 

For a more in depth look at the teams, be sure to check out our preview from yesterday.

Prediction: Personally, I can't see the USA losing this one - as they proved in their last game against Germany, even a change in personnel doesn't affect their brutal ability to win. England on the other hand have struggled for wins against the big teams, and momentum is certainly against them after that stunning loss against France.

Another injury blow for England as it's just been confirmed that Casey Stoney is out of the remainder of the tournament with a hamstring injury. 

England Subs: Bardsley, Earps, Bright, Moore, Taylor, White, Daly, Stoney, Bonner, Scott, Williams

England Starting XI: Chamberlain; Bronze, Houghton, Bassett, Nobbs; Stokes, Williams, Carney; Christiansen, Duggan, Parris

That's seven changes for the USWNT ahead of tonight's game. Rose Lavelle is making her debut tonight.

USA Substitutes: Naeher, O'Hara, Brian, Short, Williams, McDonald, Sonnett, Heath, Campbell, Long, Pinto, Press

USA Starting XI (3-5-2): Harris; Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Krieger; Dunn, Mewis, Horan, Lavelle, Lloyd; Pugh, Morgan

And the lineups are in...

Kick-off for this game has just been pushed back to 5:22PM EST.

England have just announced that veteran right-back Alex Scott has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament due to a calf injury. A big blow for the Lionesses to lose someone so experienced; they now have fewer options for rotation in the back-line.

The match will be played at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on March 4th, 2017. The game will broadcast on Fox and kick off is set for 5:00PM EST.

Tactically, these teams are chalk-and-cheese; the USWNT seems insistent on a three-back system in order to help stack the midfield and forward lines; with the wealth of the attacking talent they possess, this is perhaps not an unwise choice. England have dabbled in pretty much every formation there is, but against the big teams their primary aim is usually to keep a clean sheet. You will likely see some strong tacklers, like Jill Scott and Jade Moore in central midfield to help protect whoever starts at the back.

For England the big names are certainly in defence; Manchester City right-back Lucy Bronze set the world alight at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but didn’t feature in the opener of SheBelieves. If she features, she will be a key part of keeping out the USA’s powerful forward line. Millie Bright, a star in the FAWSL for Chelsea, made just her second international start against France but was incredibly assured in her centre-back role alongside Steph Houghton, so she will also be one to look out for as she lines up against the big guns of women's soccer.

The US is known for its strength in depth, and there are many talented players that head coach Jill Ellis may call on tonight. Press showed her raw football ability with her creation of the goal in the previous game, and she is certainly a player that England will need to be aware of carrying the ball up the pitch. On the other side, Morgan Brian in the holding midfield role will face a tough battle with the Lionesses’ midfield.

On the flip side, England suffered a heartbreaking loss in their opening win. Jordan Nobbs scored the opener for the Lionesses after they dominated the first half, and they looked set to take the three points but with ten minutes go Marie-Laure Delie scored a simple header to tie the game up. In the last of four minutes added time, Wendie Renard nodded home a corner chance to give France the victory. The Lionesses will undoubtedly resent the result of Wednesday, and will be striving to put it right today.

The USWNT come into this game off the back of an opening day win, against #2 Germany. After a cagey first half, the US took the lead after a brilliant run from Christen Press set up Lynn Williams for the score. This was the only goal of the game.

Welcome to VAVEL USA's LIVE coverage of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup! Today's game will see hosts United States of America face #5 ranked England. My name is Hannah Roberts and I will be your host for this game.