OK… you confused me there. The final was July 3rd… the US won
This is an article about the final,
U.S. women win Gold Cup over Brazil
FOXBORO, Massachusetts, July 3 (Reuters) - Tiffeny Milbrett's brilliant strike in the 44th minute proved the difference as the U.S. women's national team beat Brazil 1-0 to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup title on Monday at Foxboro Stadium.
Milbrett's goal, a sizzling left-footed volley from 12 meters, came off a pinpoint pass from Mia Hamm to lift the world champions, who dominated Brazil in a fast-paced, physical match played before a vocal crowd of 20,123.
``She (Milbrett) is explosive with the ball at her feet,'' said U.S. forward Hamm. ``The goals she scores are very thoughtful goals, she just looks at the keeper and picks her target.''
The goal was the 76th of Milbrett's 147-match career and came only six days after the United States and Brazil drew 0-0 in first-round play of the inaugural eight-nation tournament.
Hamm, playing more of a midfield role for the Americans, set up the strike with a perfect pass that Milbrett one-timed past goalkeeper Andreia into the left side of the net
The U.S. nearly doubled its lead a minute later when Hamm headed the ball to Kristine Lilly, who headed wide to the right from six meters.
Brazil's had a pair of first-half chances with Katia DaSilva and Sissi coming close and Sissi again threatening early in second half.
Sissi sent a 28-meter shot off the crossbar in the seventh minute, while a cross from Deva was volleyed over the bar from 18 meters by DaSilva at 28 minutes.
Brazil was content to play a close-marking game for most of the proceedings while looking for a quick counter attack.
The visitors nearly grabbed an equaliser in the 59th minute when Cidinha put Sissi through on the right side only to have goalkeeper Siri Mullinix save with a sprawling slide at the top of the goal box.
``The U.S. has some very good players who know where to be at the right time,'' said Brazil coach Jose Duarte. ``We respect the U.S. team very much.''
At 85 minutes, Rosana drilled an 18-meter shot just over the bar as the home crowd heaved a collective sigh of relief.
``This is by no means where we want to be,'' said Milbrett. ``We're going to use this (victory) as a springboard for Germany and hopefully use it to take us into Sydney.''
The U.S. embarks on a five-game tour of Europe on July 19 with matches in Germany and Norway as pre-Olympic warm-ups.
In the third-place Gold Cup match, China beat Canada 2-1.
The Chinese got the game-winner in the 73rd minute when Haiyan Qui knocked in a loose ball from eight meters after goalkeeper Nicole Wright misplayed a high ball in the area after colliding with a defender.