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USWNT 2, China 1: Jaedyn Shaw’s homecoming and a set-piece to forget

Shaw has now scored two goals for the US in just four appearances. Tuesday was her first-ever start for the US but there’s a growing chorus that she deserves many more.

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Jaedyn Shaw never got to be a senior in high school in her native Frisco, Texas. You see, unlike many teenagers from the North Texas metroplex, she turned pro at 17 and signed a contract with the San Diego Wave in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Sure enough, however, Shaw made it to homecoming — eventually. There was no tiara to crown this queen, and no balloons filling the gymnasium while upper-classmen danced the night away.

This time, there was a 19-year-old emphatically striking home the winning goal for the United States in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over China at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

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