U.S. women, Brazil draw in friendly

Shannon Boxx (#7) made her 195th and last appearance for the USA in a friendly against visiting Brazil on October 21, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

SEATTLE, Washington – Carli Lloyd scored in the 85th minute to give the United States women’s national team a 1-1 draw with Brazil in an international friendly on Wednesday before a crowd of 23,603 at CenturyLink Field. 

The draw extended the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion’s home unbeaten streak to 101 games (88-13-0). Its last home defeat came almost 11 years ago -- a 3-1 loss to Denmark in Philadelphia on November 6, 2004. 

Lloyd, the World Cup’s Golden Ball winner, connected on a lower right-wing cross from overlappng defender Meghan Klingenberg to beat goalkeeper Luciana. It was the 33-year-old’s 17th goal of the year, a personal best. 

U.S. midfielder Shannon Boxx, making her 195th appearance, wore the captain's armband in her final international match. 

The Brazilians drew first blood as Monica scored a header off a corner kick by Andressinha, forcing the U.S. into a deficit for the first time in 18 games. 

The teams will travel across the country for another meeting at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. U.S. internationals Lauren Holiday and Lori Chalupny, who also are retiring, will play in their final game that day.