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. women thump Mexico
October 15th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

In the first of a three-game series of friendlies against Mexico, the U.S. women routed Mexico, 5-1, in St. Louis, Mo., in front of more than 10,000 fans. With Briana Scurry in goal, the USA came back after Mexico took a third-minute lead through Evelyn Lopez with goals by Heather O'Reilly, Abby Wambach (two goals), Kristine Lilly and Carli Lloyd.

It was the USA's first game since its disappointing third-place finish at the Women's World Cup.

"I'm really happy about the way the players turned it around ]after giving up the first goal]," said U.S. coach Greg Ryan. "We had an injury to Marian Dalmy, so we had to play in a different system. It worked really well for us. It's just great to see the players enjoying playing like this. I thought they played some great soccer tonight."

Mexico took advantage of a U.S. giveaway and Evelyn Lopez's shot took a deflection to beat Scurry for the early lead. Lilly (Wambach) 67. USA - Abby

The Mexicans played confidently for the next 20 minutes, but then faded and managed four more shots, two of which required saves from Scurry.

The USA pulled the trigger 30 times and forced nine saves from Mexican keeper Sophia Perez.

Leslie Osborne set up O'Reilly's equalizer from eight yards out. It was O'Reilly's 14th career goal and sixth of 2007.

Ryan made two subs in the 33rd minute, one for the injured Dalmy, who took a knock on her knee, and moved to a 3-4-3 formation.

Lindsay Tarpley and Aly Wagner entered the game as the USA continued to pepper the Mexican goal.

The USA took the lead in the 57th minute off a play that originated from a short corner kick. The first pass was played to O'Reilly, who was tackled, but the ball rolled to Wagner just outside the penalty area on the right side. She spun first-time cross to the far post and Wambach finished it on a diving header.

In the 66th minute and this time Wambach set up a goal by Lilly, her 128th career strike.

Wambach pounced on a rebound to power the ball for her 85th career goal.

The final goal came in the 84th minute, just three minutes after Lloyd had entered the match. She won a poor clearance on the run toward the net, carried the ball about 20 yards and then cut her left-footed shot past the stranded Perez and into the right side of the goal.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
USA 5 Mexico 1


Goals:O'Reilly (Osborne) 32, Wambach (Wagner) 57, Lilly (Wambach) 67, Wambach (Cat Whitehill) 81, Lloyd (Unassisted) 84; Lopez (Ocampo) 3rd minute.


USA --
Scurry, Dalmy (Tarpley, 33, Kai, 75), Ellertson, Whitehill, Rampone, Boxx, Osborne (Wagner, 33, Lloyd, 81), Chalupny (Hucles, 84), O'Reilly, Wambach, Lilly.

MEXICO -- Perez, Gonzalez, de Jesus Castillo, Gordillo, Vergara (Martinez, 60), Lopez, Perez, Morales; Padilla ( Valdez, 72), Ocampo, Worbis.

Misconduct Summary:
MEX -
Patricia Perez (caution) 80.

Referee:Kari Seitz (USA)
Att: 10,861



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Big goalkeeper blooper punished with volley    
In the German Bundesliga 2, first-place Freiburg led last-place Paderborn, 2-0, when goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow shanked ...
Making a List: U.S. Copa Centenario representation    
A total of 59 players representing 27 teams in the MLS, NASL and USL were named ...
Copa Centenario: Complete preliminary rosters    
The preliminary 40-player rosters for the 16 teams competing this summer's Copa Centenario were released. These ...
Copa Centenario: Jamaica has heavy U.S. influence    
Other than the USA with 19 players, all in MLS, no team has more players based ...
What They're Saying: Afghani Mohammad Arif Ahmadi    
"I sold all my belongings and brought my family out of Afghanistan to save my son's ...
Crowd Count: NASL openers down 37 percent    
Only two of the nine returning NASL teams -- its two Canadian teams, Ottawa and FC ...
MLS Rookie Watch: Three make immediate impact    
Jordan Morris is just one of three rookies who have been starting regularly since the start ...
Jordan Morris heeds advice from new Sounders sage    
It took six games before rookie Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal, but he hasn't ...
What They're Saying: Bangkok monk assistant Korpsin Uiamsa-ard    
"They wear Leicester's white away-game jerseys and chant its name while watching the game." -- Korpsin ...
TV Report: Leicester City game sets ratings record    
Sunday's Manchester United-Leicester City game drew the highest overnight rating ever for an English Premier League ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives