BRASILIA, Brazil – The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.
Carli Lloyd put the U.S. ahead in the 22nd minute but Hang Peng equalized in the 66th of the opening game of the four-team competition. Host Brazil and Argentina will play in the late match at the Mane Garrincha Stadium, which hosted seven World Cup matches.
Lloyd redirected the ball into the net from close range after a perfect low cross from the right side by Megan Rapinoe, scoring her 57th goal with the national team. China equalized thanks to its midfielder's remarkable right-footed shot from the right side of the box, finding the upper left corner over goalkeeper Hope Solo.