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USA secures draw in World Cup opener

Article Written by J.R. Eskilson
Published: November 14, 2016

The U.S. U20 Women’s National Team kicked off their 2016 World Cup campaign on Monday with a scoreless draw against France. Right back Maddie Elliston made the play of the game in the second half when she blocked a shot from inside the six-yard box on the best chance of the game for either side. 

It was a good result for the USA, which had a defensive approach to the game from the start. USA, the CONCACAF Champions, sat back in two blocks of four players from the start while looking for opportunities to catch the European challenger on the break. 

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