In a tuneup game for the World Cup, France scored twice early in the second half to defeat the U.S. women's national soccer team 2-0 Sunday.
The goals by Eugenie Le Sommer and Jessica Houara came within a minute of each other. U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris was making just her fifth international appearance and playing in place of suspended Hope Solo.
All-time leading U.S. scorer
This was third-ranked France's first victory in 17 matches against the United States. With a 0-0 draw against Brazil in late December, the second-ranked Americans have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time in 13 years. The U.S. is 14-1-2 against France.
Solo was serving a 30-day suspension from the team after her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was a passenger when Stevens was pulled over driving a U.S. Soccer vehicle.
The team was also without midfielder