Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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 captures Four Nations Tournament
January 30th, 2007 3:20PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The USA won the Four Nations Tournament for the fifth time in six trips to China with a 2-0 win over the host country on Tuesday in Guangzhou.

Needing a victory to overtake China, the Americans won on a thunderous strike from midfielder Lori Chalupny in stoppage time of the first half and an opportunistic goal from Natasha Kai in the 56th minute. Chalupny's goal came at the end of a dominating first half by the Americans, who outshot China, 9-1, over the first 45 minutes and put intense pressure on the opposing goal.

The triumph improved Coach Greg Ryan's record to 27-0-7 and was made even more impressive by the fact that the USA came to the competition without five key veteran players.
 
"Today, we felt we could really come out and just go after China, pressure them in their half, go forward and create chances," said Ryan. "It's great for us to end the tournament on this note. They take a lot of confidence away from this, but even in the games that don't go your way this is a very important process."

Chine took second place, and defending world champion Germany finished in third after recording its third 0-0 tie of the competition against England in Tuesday's other game. U.S. goalie Hope Solo picked up the Best Goalkeeper award, while England captain Kelly Smith was named Best Player.

GAME SUMMARY:
Jan. 30 in Guangzhou
China 0 USA 2. Goals: Chalupny 45, Kai 56.
China -- Han Wenxia, Li Ji, Weng, Pu, Zhang Ying (Li DongLing, 78), Zhou (Liu Huana, 46), Yue (Bi, 58), Zhang Tong, Lou (Ma, 62), Liu Sa, Han Duan.
USA -- Solo, Markgraf (Trotter, 62), Mitts, Frimpong (Whitehill, 38), Chalupny, Osborne, Lloyd (Averbuch, 71), Lopez, Tarpley (Lohman, 77), Kai,  O'Reilly (Hucles, 81).
Referee: Amy Rayner (England).
Att.: 8,000.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
The Messi files: Eight amazing scoring records    
Lionel Messi holds all the single-season scoring records. Now, he is cleaning up on the all-time ...
Mulroy departs NASL runner-up Ft. Lauderdale Strikers    
Tommy Mulroy, the longtime soccer promoter, is out as the president of the NASL Ft. Lauderdale ...
Business Reporter: adidas to open store in Orlando stadium    
MLS sponsor adidas will operate the league's first in-stadium store starting in 2016 with the opening ...
Three takeaways from Manchester City-Bayern Munich     
The Champions League actually includes runners-up and third- and fourth-place finishers, but this Group E game ...
Marshall becomes first three-time top MLS defender    
In his first season with the Seattle Sounders, Chad Marshall has been named the MLS Defender ...
Copa America: Brazil and Colombia will meet again    
Brazil and Colombia, which faced each other in a hotly contested quarterfinal match at the 2014 ...
Referees grab the spotlight in MLS playoffs    
If the goal of a referee is to go unnoticed, the two referees in Sunday's MLS ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives