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PHOTO ESSAY: USA vs. England, Red Bull Arena, SheBelieves Cup

Mallory Pugh gets the shot off under pressure. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

HARRISON, N.J. —Bundled up in beanies and big coats, the U.S. women’s national team took the field on Saturday evening against England, expecting a tough match thanks to the bitterly cold conditions at Red Bull Arena. The official match report described conditions—in a somewhat understated fashion—as “26 degrees; chilly.” In front of a sell-out crowd of 26,500, England defeated the United States 1-0 thanks to the efforts of Ellen White cleaning up the leftovers on a corner kick during the 89th minute.

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Ashlyn Harris, through the net during warm-ups at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Ashlyn Harris, through the net during warm-ups at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Goalkeeper Jane Campbell bundled up for warm-ups during the freezing temperatures on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Goalkeeper Jane Campbell bundled up for warm-ups during the freezing temperatures on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Casey Short and Lynn Williams smile after Williams had to help with a zipper issue on Short's coat on the bench. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Casey Short and Lynn Williams smile after Williams had to help with a zipper issue on Short’s coat on the bench. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Kelley O'Hara did not dress for the match against England due to carrying a minor injury, but she was on the bench. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Kelley O’Hara did not dress for the match against England due to carrying a minor injury, but she was on the bench. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Samantha Mewis towers above the kids (and Mal Pugh). (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Samantha Mewis towers above the kids (and Mal Pugh). (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

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Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone hug during the ceremony for Rampone. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone hug during the ceremony for Rampone. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Alex Morgan stands during the national anthem during the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Alex Morgan stands during the national anthem during the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Mallory Pugh cracks Alex Morgan up before they pose for the Starting XI photo. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Mallory Pugh cracks Alex Morgan up before they pose for the Starting XI photo. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Ashlyn Harris started against England for the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Ashlyn Harris started against England for the SheBelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Ali Krieger makes the turn as England's Toni Duggan rushes in to pressure. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Ali Krieger makes the turn as England’s Toni Duggan rushes in to pressure. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Samantha Mewis tries to close down England's Nikita Parris during the first half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Samantha Mewis tries to close down England’s Nikita Parris during the first half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Becky Sauerbrunn keeps a close eye on the England attack during the first half of Saturday's match at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Becky Sauerbrunn keeps a close eye on the England attack during the first half of Saturday’s match at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Jordan Nobbs watches the result of a shot while mid-air as Crystal Dunn looks on. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Jordan Nobbs watches the result of a shot while mid-air as Crystal Dunn looks on. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Julie Johnston sprints to cover defense during the first half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Julie Johnston sprints to cover defense during the first half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Crystal Dunn gets the pass off to Mallory Pugh at the top of the box. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Crystal Dunn gets the pass off to Mallory Pugh at the top of the box. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Allie Long calls for a pass during the second half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Allie Long calls for a pass during the second half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Lynn Williams makes the run on the wing during the second half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Lynn Williams makes the run on the wing during the second half against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Becky Sauerbrunn wears the captain armband after Carli Lloyd was subbed off in the second half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Becky Sauerbrunn wears the captain armband after Carli Lloyd was subbed off in the second half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Mallory Pugh gets the shot off under pressure. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Mallory Pugh gets the shot off under pressure. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

England celebrates the win over the USA as head coach Mark Sampson looks on from the sideline. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

England celebrates the win over the USA as head coach Mark Sampson looks on from the sideline. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Jill Ellis exits the field after England defeated the U.S. 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Jill Ellis exits the field after England defeated the U.S. 1-0 at Red Bull Arena. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

The USA will look to bounce back in Washington, D.C. against France to close out its SheBelieves Cup, while England will look to topple another giant when they face Germany.

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