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USA extend unbeaten run to 27 games with victory over Portugal

  • Jessica McDonald scores winner in second USWNT appearance
  • USA’s last defeat came in July 2017 against Australia

Jessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the US, scored in the 43rd minute as her team recorded their 500th victory with a 1-0 win over Portugal in Lisbon on Thursday. The US are now 500-65-74 overall since their inception in 1985. With the victory, the Americans remain undefeated this year at 17 wins and two draws. The team’s last defeat came in a 1-0 loss to Australia in July 2017.

The streak comes as the US prepare for the World Cup next year in France. The defending World Cup champions qualified for the tournament last month at the Concacaf women’s championship. The United States are currently the top-ranked team in the world, while Portugal are ranked No33 and did not qualify for France.

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