USA were beaten by the hosts Brazil in the gold medal match of the women's football tournament at the 2007 Pan American Games
at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
Cristiane and Marta Silva scored two goals each, while Daniela Alves added another for samba queens in the victory over the stars & stripes.
This is the second consecutive gold medal (other in 2003) for Brazil at the Pan American Games Women's Football Event, while the USA earn their first medal at the event since taking the gold in 1999.
In an earlier encounter on Thursday, Canada posted a 2:1 triumph over Mexico for the bronze medal. Kristina Kiss and Christine Sinclair scored for the maple leafs, while Teresa Worbis had the only goal for the tricolor.
2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Women's Football Tournament
26.07: Maracanã Stadium
MEXICO - CANADA 1:2 (0:2)
Teresa WORBIS 65' pen - Christine SINCLAIR 21'; Kristina KISS 45+
MEX: Anjuli Ladron De Guevara (27: Pamela Tajonar) - Monica Gonzalez, Maria De Jesus Castillo, Maria Lourdes, Gordillo (21: Veronica Charlyn Corral) (58: Tania Paola Morales), Maria Isabel Valdez, Liz Del Rosario Saucedo, Monica Vergara, Juana Evelyn Lopez, Carmelita Padilla, Monica Ocampo, Teresa Worbis. Booked: Gonzalez 45'+
CAN: Karina LeBlanc - Kristina Kiss, Martina Franko, Randee Hermus, Brittany Timko, Andrea Neil (46: Rhian Wilkinson), Diana Matheson, Kate Thorlakson, Melissa Tancredi, Christine Sinclair, Kara Lang (85: Amy Vermeulen). Booked: Matheson 47', Thorlakson 80', Sinclair 80', Hermus 88'
R: Joaquin ANTEQUERA (BOL)
26.07: Maracanã Stadium
BRAZIL - USA 5:0 (2:0)
Marta SILVA 19' pen, 56' pen; Cristiane SILVA 30', 48'; Daniela ALVES 76'
BRA: Andréia Suntaque - Aline Pellegrino, Renata Costa, Elaine Moura, Rosana Augusto (83: Rosana Augusto), Daniela Alves, Miraildes Mota, Marta Silva, Cristiane Silva (78: Delma Goncalves). Booked: none
USA: Alyssa Naeher - Brittany Taylor, Kaley Fountain, Nikki Marshall, Casey Nogueira, Lauren Cheney, Tobin Heath, Kylie Wright, Becky Edwards, Lauren Wilmoth (46: Michelle Enyeart), Kelley O'Hara. Booked: Taylor 43'
R: Fernando CABRERA (URU)
Women's Football Pan American Games All-Time Medal Winners
Year - Venue - Gold - Silver - Bronze
1999 - Winnipeg (CAN) - USA - Mexico - Costa Rica
2003 - Santo Domingo (DOM) - Brazil - Canada - Mexico
2007 - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Brazil - USA - Canada
Photo by Martin Mejia/AP