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United States forward Sydney Leroux, center, scores past France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi (16) and defender Laura Georges (4) during the first half of a women's friendly soccer match on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Women’s soccer: Solo gets 71st shutout as U.S. beats France 1-0

The Associated Press

First Published Jun 14 2014 09:07 pm • Last Updated Jun 14 2014 10:05 pm

Tampa, Fla. • Hope Solo got her 71st career shutout, Sydney Leroux scored a first-half goal, and the United States women’s team beat France 1-0 in a friendly Saturday night.

Solo made a nice save on Elodie Thomis early on, and got a break when Eugenie Le Sommer’s shot hit the post 15 minutes before halftime. Solo tied Briana Scurry for the most shutouts by a U.S. goalkeeper.

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Leroux scored her team-leading seventh goal this season from in-close in the 21st minute.

U.S. forward Abby Wambach, who has 167 career goals, was not in the lineup. Wambach hurt her left knee during a NWSL game earlier this month and is listed as day-to-day.

The match against France was the first for the U.S. team since Jill Ellis was promoted to head coach on May 16.




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