Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
3. WOMEN: USA faces Germany Friday in Guangzhou
January 24th, 2007 10:54PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The USA opens play against defending world champion Germany Friday (kickoff: 3 am ET) at the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China.
Both teams will be without key players. U.S. coach Greg Ryan is without his strike force of Abby Wambach and Kristine Lilly. Germany coach Silvia Neid didn't bring regulars Birgit Prinz, Kerstin Garefrekes, Sandra Minnert, Renate Lingor and Steffi Jones to China.

The most experienced U.S. players are Kate Markgraf (153 caps) and Briana Scurry (158 caps). Defender Cat Whitehill is at 99 caps and will likely join the century club Friday. She would become the 19th U.S. player to earn 100 caps.

The game will be played at the 80,000-seat Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, where it's been raining since the USA arrived. Guangzhou was the site of the 1991 Women's World Cup final but won't be a venue at the 2007 Women's World Cup. The 16-team tournament will be held Sept. 10-30 in five cities: Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan in the eastern part of China and Chengdu in central China.

China faces England in the first game of the doubleheader. China will be coached by former U-20 coach Wang Haiming in the absence of head coach Ma Liangxing, who is ill. England will be led by former WUSA star Kelly Smith, one of eight players from the Arsenal Ladies in Coach Hope Powell's squad.

Action will continue with doubleheaders Sunday (USA-England, China-Germany) and Tuesday (China-USA, Germany-England).


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Ohio Wesleyan mourns freshman Luke Gabbert's death    
Luke Gabbert, who had just completed his freshman season at perennial Division III power Ohio Wesleyan, ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"We are very excited about the possibilities in St. Louis. We believe it's MLS-ready. We've got ...
USA-Canada Takeaways: Year makes big difference    
The USA swept two games at a January camp for only the second time in a ...
Ashley Cole: 'I'm not a diva'    
Ashley Cole was not going to get away with his introductory press conference in Los Angeles ...
What They're Saying: Ashley Cole    
"I didn't come here to sit on the beach, to rest." -- Ashley Cole, the 35-year-old ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez and Wood get big goals    
Omar Gonzalez kept Pachuca unbeaten in the Liga MX's Torneo Apertura when he scored on a ...
Video Picks: Top 5 EPL Goals of the Week    
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Alex Chamberlain (Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) and Jesse Lingard ...
MLS Preseason: Training camp and friendly schedules    
Newly acquired Jack McInerney scored two goals as the defending champion Portland Timbers defeated their Cascadia ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 5-6)    
Walker Zimmerman is back with FC Dallas. The 22-year-old defender whose late goal kept it in ...
What They're Saying: David Wagner    
"It wasn't a surprise for me. I spoke with Jurgen Klinsmann maybe a year ago and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives