Women's World Cup 2011, USA Vs. Brazil: Marta Puts Brazil In Front, US On Short End Of Calls

Brazil pulled ahead of the United States for the first time in Sunday's Women's World Cup quarterfinal matchup as Marta found the back of the net in extra time. The goal came after some nifty run-up play, with Marta trickling a precise shot past Hope Solo for the goal. The US and Brazil are only in extra time because of a Marta penalty kick, which came after a controversial retake.

But there was controversy on Marta's extra time goal, as well. Replays showed one of the Brazilian attackers was offside before the cross to Marta, which would have negated the goal. The referees have been calling the offside line tight, but in the case it appeared Brazil got away with one.

The United States must now battle back, down to 10 players after Rachel Buehler was sent-off while conceding a penalty to Marta in regulation. The American side has not scored a goal of their own, either, with the only goal coming off a deflection, credited to a Brazilian defender.

With just about 20 minutes to go, the United States trails Brazil in the Women's World Cup, 2-1.

For more on the tournament, be sure to visit SB Nation Soccer's 2011 Women's World Cup StoryStream. Stay with this StoryStream for more on Hope Solo and the United States Womens National Team.

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