Rapinoe's goal lifts US women's team over Germany 1-0

United States' Abby Dahlkemper, left, tries to clear the ball away from Germany's Alexandra Popp during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Rapinoe scored in the 17th minute and the U.S. women's soccer team held on for 1-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday night in a matchup of the world's top two teams.

The top-ranked Americans controlled the pace on a cold, rainy central Ohio night in the SheBelieves Cup, a four-team round-robin tournament that also includes England and France.

Germany's Sara Dabritz got a point-blank opportunity in front of the U.S. goal in the game's 16th minute but pulled it way right. Less than a minute later, Rapinoe caught up with a long goal kick and her shot went through goalkeeper Almuth Schult's legs.

The tournament continues Sunday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, with the U.S. facing France.

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