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Rio Olympics: Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo lead USWNT over France

Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates with her

Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates with her team after scoring during the Women's Group G first round match between United States and France during Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mineirao Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Credit: Getty Images / Pedro Vilela

RIO DE JANEIRO — Goalkeeper Hope Solo came up big as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group stage match at Mineirao Stadium. Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal for the Americans.

Solo became the first goalkeeper, male or female, to reach the 200th-cap mark in international play. She also became just the 11th U.S. player all time — across all positions — to reach that number of appearances.

Despite the milestone, Solo was still peppered with jeers from the crowd, who were riled up about social media posts she made about the threat of the Zika virus. The boos first started during the team’s 2-0 tournament-opening win against New Zealand on Wednesday.

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