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Megan Rapinoe lifts U.S. over Germany 1-0

Megan Rapinoe lifts U.S. over Germany 1-0

The U.S. women's soccer team fought nasty central Ohio weather to get a “workmanlike” win over Germany in a matchup of the world's top two teams.

Megan Rapinoe scored in the 17th minute and the U.S. held on for a 1-0 victory Wednesday night in a game played in mid-30s temperatures, howling wind and a mix of rain and snow at Mapfre Stadium.

“It was miserable,” Rapinoe said. “The wind was everywhere and it was cold and kind of sideways rain.”

The top-ranked Americans prevailed in an opening-round game of the SheBelieves Cup, a four-team round-robin tournament that also includes England and France. The exhibition is a challenging tune-up for World Cup qualifying this...