Mar 11, 2024 - News

U.S. beats Brazil to win inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup in San Diego

USWNT player Alex Morgan hoists a trophy while celebrating with teammates on stage where confetti is falling.

Alex Morgan hoists the championship trophy. Photo: Carmen Mandato/USSF via Getty Images

The U.S. Women's National Team beat Brazil 1-0 in the first-ever Concacaf W Gold Cup at Snapdragon Stadium Sunday night.

Why it matters: San Diego is now part of history, hosting this inaugural international women's soccer tournament and building Snapdragon's reputation as a soccer venue.

  • Beyond bragging rights for Team USA, the games were a proving ground for national team players looking to secure roster spots for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

State of play: The game drew a sellout crowd of 31,528 — a record crowd for a Concacaf women's match, per AP.

Zoom in: Midfielder Lindsey Horan scored on a header just before the end of the first half to give Team USA the lead.

The intrigue: USWNT and San Diego Wave player Jaedyn Shaw, 19, was a breakout star in the tournament. Scoring four goals in the tournament, she earned the "Golden Ball" or best player award.

A sunset behind a soccer stadium
Sunset at Snapdragon during the Gold Cup on Sunday night. Photo: Kate Murphy/Axios
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