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U.S. women’s national team wins SheBelieves Cup final over Germany

United States' Alex Morgan (13) is congratulated by

United States' Alex Morgan (13) is congratulated by Christen Press (12) after scoring a goal against Germany during the first half of a soccer game in the SheBelieves Cup, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach) Credit: AP/ Joel Auerbach

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis scored and the United States rallied to beat Germany 2-1 on Wednesday night to win the SheBelieves Cup.

The World Cup champion Americans were 3-0-0 in the four-team event. Germany (2-1-0) finished second.

In front of 13,501 fans at FAU Stadium, Germany opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Anja Mittag beat goalkeeper Hope Solo with a low, hard shot to the left corner of the net. It was the first goal allowed by the Americans since a 1-0 loss to China on Dec. 16.

The Americans, who have won all nine of their matches this year, tied it on Morgan’s goal in the 35th minute, and Mewis added the winner in the 41st minute. It was just the second goal for Mewis in eight career games with the national team.

The teams met for the first time since the Americans’ 2-0 victory in Montreal last year in the World Cup semifinals.

They could meet again soon in the Olympics in Brazil. Of the 22 players who were part of Wednesday’s game for the U.S., 19 are on the Olympic roster.

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