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,
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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.
Thank you, Competence.
Yes, as you say, it was her second goal in the match.
I didn't imagine the word could mean it.
'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).
Thank you for your help, BobK