Olympic tune-up: USWNT tops South Africa; Solo gets shutout no. 100

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CHICAGO (AP) Hope Solo got her 100th international shutout and Crystal Dunn scored in the 35th minute to lead the United States past South Africa 1-0 on Saturday at Soldier Field.

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The match was a tuneup before next month’s Olympics. World Cup star Carli Lloyd returned for the first time since suffering a knee injury in April, playing part of the second half after entering as a substitute.

It was the first meeting between the countries in women’s soccer and was a fairly competitive match. Dunn was able to make her short-range shot after an impressive cross from Mallory Pugh.

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The U.S. has one more game against Costa Rica on July 22 in Kansas City before leaving for the Olympics in Brazil.