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SheBelieves Cup: USWNT draws France 1-1 (video)

New Zealand v United States

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Mallory Pugh #2 of the USA celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against New Zealand during the match at Nippert Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Mallory Pugh’s goal off a 35th minute scrum helped hosts USWNT to a 1-1 draw against France in its second match of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.

[ MORE: Day 1 recap ]

The U.S. won the first SheBelieves Cup, and France won the 2017 edition.

The Sunday match was the front end of a doubleheader, with Germany and England up next.

Pugh punched a shot off Sarah Bouhaddi and into the goal a few moves after a Megan Rapinoe free kick to restore a deadlock that would last the match.

Her third goal of the year came just before Eugenie Le Sommer scored a beauty for France, the only way the visitors could overcome a fine performance from goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

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