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    This is about a U20 women's soccer match.
    I'm not sure of the meaning of 'brace' in this context.


    After being denied by the post in a swift counter-attack, the USA put the seal on the victory deep into injury time, Leroux completing her brace from another counter-attack to send the Americans safely through to the last four.

    Could you explain it?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unepomme View Post
    This is about a U20 women's soccer match.
    I'm not sure of the meaning of 'brace' in this context.


    After being denied by the post in a swift counter-attack, the USA put the seal on the victory deep into injury time, Leroux completing her brace from another counter-attack to send the Americans safely through to the last four.

    Could you explain it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi Unepomme,

    I believe a "brace" in soccer is scoring two goals in the same game, but I'm not 100% sure. How many goals did Leroux score?

    I hope that helps,

    Matthew Balson
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    Thank you, Competence.

    Yes, as you say, it was her second goal in the match.
    I didn't imagine the word could mean it.

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    Re: brace

    Quote Originally Posted by unepomme View Post
    This is about a U20 women's soccer match.
    I'm not sure of the meaning of 'brace' in this context.


    After being denied by the post in a swift counter-attack, the USA put the seal on the victory deep into injury time, Leroux completing her brace from another counter-attack to send the Americans safely through to the last four.

    Could you explain it?

    Thanks in advance.

    'denied by the post' = nearly scored, but hit the goalpost
    'brace' = two of something, usually a pair (that is, two 'bagged' in the same trip) - for example 'he shot a brace of partridge' (not "two partridges" - although that would refer to the same number of dead birds).

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    Thank you for your help, BobK

    Unepomme

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