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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Ties Colombia, Wins Group To Advance To Quarterfinal Round

By Associated Press | Aug. 09, 2016, 9:13 p.m. (ET)

Crystal Dunn (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Colombia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Amazonia Arena on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


Catalina Usme scored on a free kick at a tight angle in the 90th minute to pull Colombia into a 2-all draw with the United States on Tuesday night.

The top-ranked U.S. still finished atop Group F for good position in the women's soccer quarterfinals at the Rio Games.

Usme also scored in the 26th minute to give the Colombians an early 1-0 lead. It was the team's first-ever Olympic goal, and first-ever goal against the United States.

Teenager Mallory Pugh became the youngest player to score for the United States in an Olympics a 59th-minute goal that gave the Americans a 2-1 lead. Crystal Dunn also scored for the defending champions.

The top-ranked U.S. women's team, the reigning World Cup champion, is vying for its fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

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