Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
U.S. SOCCER: China dominates U.S. in freezing Wuhan
January 27th, 2003 12:21PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Site

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Host China scored two first-half goals to beat the United States, 2-0, Sunday before 40,000 fans at Wuhan Sports Center Stadium.

China's WUSA stars proved to be the difference. China dominated the first half and was rewarded with goals by San Diego Spirit defender Fan Yunjie (off a corner by Zhao Lihong of the Philadelphia Charge) in the 19th minute and Atlanta's Sun Wen (28-yard shot) in the 36th minute.

''These are some of the most difficult conditions that I've seen our women's national team face,'' said U.S. coach April Heinrichs. ''As many as 10 players got sick, we are playing China in China, in front of 40,000 screaming fans, the temperatures were cold, but worsened by the rain and wind. Giving up two goals is hard to overcome, but our effort in the second half was phenomenal. We did everything we could in that second half to get a goal and a make it difficult for China.

''China looks very well prepared to have the World Cup come to their country. Sun Wen is playing as well as I've seen her play in four years. They have speed, quickness and athleticism to complement their team skill, and unlike 1999, they will be supported massively by their home crowd. In fairness, we lost on two world class goals.''

China took over first place with four points. The United States has three.

CHINA-USA SUMMARY:

Jan. 26 in Wuhan

China 2 USA 0. Goals: Fan 19, Sun Wen 36.

China -- Zhao Yan, Sun Rui, Li, Fan Yunjie (Gao, 82), Liu Ya Li, Zhao Lihong, Pu, Liu Ying, Zhang (Ren, 62), Bai Jie (Han, 87), Sun Wen (Teng, 70).

USA -- Beene, Bryan, Fawcett, Chastain, Benson (Pearce, 46), Roberts, Hucles, Kluegel (Wagner, 66), Fair (Tarpley, 46), Parlow (Milbrett, 70), MacMillan (O'Reilly, 46).

Referee: Rebekka Kirchner (Germany).

Att.: 40,000.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent Soccer America Site
    USSF's 1988 AGM: The Development Plan, Havelange, Blatter and bananas    
    In my 31 years as Soccer America's editor, I'd estimate I've written or edited 50,000 headlines, ...
    FIFA: Blatter wins first round, 133-73    
    Embattled Sepp Blatter had a 133-73 edge over his sole opponent, Prince Ali of Jordan, in ...
    Caribbean combine returns next year    
    More than two dozen players from the Caribbean played in MLS this season, and teams looking ...
    Saint Louis picked to repeat    
    [ATLANTIC-10: Men] Defending champion Saint Louis has been picked to repeat in the Atlantic-10's preseason poll ...
    UEFA Champions League viewing schedule    
    [TELEVISION GUIDE] The UEFA Champions League moves into Matchday 4 with a special kickoff time of ...
    Young Arsenal star suffers horrendous injury    
    [ENGLAND] Arsenal teenager Aaron Ramsey, considered the greatest Welsh talent to come along since Ryan Giggs, ...
    HIGHLIGHT & MAGAZINE SHOWS: A Sampling    
    None
    GAMES: Live and same-day delay on national TV    
    None
    MLS WEEKEND WRAPUP: Twellman strikes again; L.A. wins 'Clasico'    
    None
    CHAMPIONS: Goal difference gives PSV Dutch title    
    None
    >> Soccer America Site Archives