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Epic fightback earns USA 4-3 win over Brazil at 2017 Tournament of Nations

In a wild ending at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday evening, the U.S. Women's National Team scored three goals in nine minutes at the end of the match to overturn a 3-1 deficit and earn a thrilling 4-3 win against Brazil.

Australia leads the Tournament of Nations after a 4-2 victory against Japan in the first game of the day, but the win keeps the USA alive for the tournament title. All four teams now head north for the conclusion of the competition on Aug. 3 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., as Australia takes on Brazil (4:15 p.m. PT on ESPN3) and the USA faces Japan (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and UDN).

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Australia stun USA 1-0 in 2017 Tournament of Nations

In a tightly-contested match, the U.S. Women's National Team could not create an equalizer despite a furious second-half push and fell 1-0 to Australia in the first match of the Tournament of Nations for both teams.

The U.S. WNT opened the game with a strong effort and almost created the game's first goal in the 11th minute after some nice footwork from forward Christen Press outside the box found Megan Rapinoe on the left side. Rapinoe's shot went to the near post but Australia and Houston Dash 'keeper Lydia Williams did well to push it out for a corner kick.

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USA beat Jamaica 2-1 in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

The U.S. Men's National Team utilized goals from Jozy Altidore and Jordan Morris to defeat Jamaica 2-1 and claim the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 63,032 fans at Levi's Stadium. The victory marks the USA's sixth all-time confederation championship and makes Bruce Arena the first head coach to win the competition on three occasions.

In another match where the U.S. managed most of the possession, the game's first chance also served as a pivotal moment. In the 19th minute, Altidore picked up a loose ball and blasted an effort from distance that saw Jamaica 'keeper Andre Blake sprawl out to make the save. Kellyn Acosta followed up the rebound, but Blake got enough of a touch to slow his effort down before Damion Lowe cleared it off the line. While the danger subsided, Jamaica suffered a serious blow as Blake injured his hand on the play and was replaced by Dwayne Miller in the 23rd minute.

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USA battle past Costa Rica to advance to 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

USA utilized two second-half goals in the span of 10 minutes from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey to defeat Costa Rica 2-0 in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal in front of 45,516 fans at AT&T Stadium. Dempsey's 82nd minute strike was the 57th of his international career, tying him with Landon Donovan for the most all-time by a U.S. MNT player.

With the win, the U.S. MNT moves on to its record 10th Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (9:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network), where it will meet the winner of Sunday's second semifinal between Mexico and Jamaica.

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Manchester giants sign new left-back for £52m

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Manchester City have continued rebuilding their defence by splashing a whopping £52 million on 23 year old French left back Benjamin Mendy.

Mendy played an integral role in AS Monaco's run to the title last season and once again the French Champions' success appears to have had a detrimental effect on their ability to hold on to their best players with top clubs in Europe swooping down upon them.

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Canada adds experience to CONCACAF Gold Cup squad for quarter-finals

Canada have added striker Cyle Larin to their squad for the knock-out phase of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 22-year old striker from Brampton, Ontario joins the Canadian team ahead of this week’s quarter-final match on 20 July.

Larin of Orlando City SC replaces Raheem Edwards of Toronto FC. Per tournament regulations, national teams can make up to six changes after the group phase, but can only carry a squad of maximum 23 players.

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Chelsea sign Monaco superstar Tiemoue Bakayoko

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Chelsea's search for the ideal midfield partner for N'Golo Kante took the Premier League Champions to the doorstep of their French counterparts Monaco this summer, and the Blues have successfully completed the capture of 22-year-old French international Tiemoue Bakayoko in what is believed to be a £40m deal.

Bakayoko has signed a five-year deal with the Blues and was unsurprisingly delighted with his move to the English capital. The young midfielder shared at his unveiling, "I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood. I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates."

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