England 1, United States 0: In Surprise, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Loses to England


Ellen White of England, left, and Julie Johnston of the U.S. national team fighting for the ball in the second half.

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HARRISON, N.J. — Ellen White, a substitute, scored from in close off a rebound in the 89th minute to help England stun the United States, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena on Saturday in the second round of the SheBelieves Cup.

England, which had not beaten the United States since a friendly in 2011, earned only its fourth win in 14 games (4-9-1) against the United States.

White, who entered the game in the 76th minute, scored her 20th goal in 60 games with England, seconds after Lucy Bronze had cracked a shot off the crossbar following a corner kick. Two United States defenders collided trying to clear the ball, and White ripped a shot past goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris.

Until then, the game appeared destined to end in a scoreless draw. Neither team had a good scoring chance in the second half, which was played with the temperature in the 20s and with a wind chill that made it feel like 10 degrees.

In the 16th minute, though, Rose Lavelle, making…

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