Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
USA extends streak with Peace Queen Cup triumph
June 23rd, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN] The U.S. women's national team won its fourth tournament of the year and improved to 17-0-1 under first-year coach Pia Sundhage with a 1-0 victory over Canada in the final of the 2008 Peace Queen Cup .

Midfielder Angela Hucles scored the winning goal two minutes into second half stoppage time on an innocent-looking through ball that skidded by the right leg of goalkeeper Erin McLeod and under her arms before rolling into the net.

With the win, U.S. Soccer took home a $200,000 first place prize while Canada earned $50,000 for second. Hucles won the Golden Ball as the Most Valuable Player in the tournament. Canada's Christine Sinclair won the Silver Ball and U.S. forward Abby Wambach won the Bronze Ball.

"It was a battle, but you want to finish in the final, finish with a goal and finish first and we did that," Sundhage said. "It was great for us to come up with a win that way. The energy we got from this game, we will bring to Beijing."

Sundhage will announce the 18 players she will take to the Olympics -- and three alternates -- on Monday.

The USA previously downed China in January for the championship of the Four Nations Tournament, defeated Denmark for the Algarve Cup title in March and beat Canada in penalty kicks in the final of Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying in April.

The win moves the USA to 17-0-1 in 2008 with four friendly matches remaining before the 2008 Olympics. The leaves for Europe on June 27 to play matches against Norway (on July 2 in Fredrikstad) and Sweden (on July 5 in Skelleftea). It concludes its pre-Olympics schedule with games against Brazil in mid-July.

GAME SUMMARY:
June 21 in Suwon
USA 1 Canada 0. Goal: Hucles 92+.
USA -- Solo, Mitts, Buehler, Rampone, Chalupny, Boxx, Lloyd (Hucles, 46), Wagner (O'Reilly, 75), Tarpley (Cheney, 46), Kai, Wambach.
Canada -- McLeod, Zurrer, Rustad, Hermus, Chapman, Matheson, Wilkinson, Allen (Timko, 30), Sinclair, Tancredi, Lang.
Referee: Alexandra Ihringova (England).
Att.: 25,280.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Guzan howler costs Aston Villa against Man City    
Brad Guzan gifted Manchester City a goal in the third minute when he mis-hit a pass ...
MLS Week 8: Blunder extends NYCFC's doldrums    
Ghanaian international Davis Accam took advantage of a blunder by stand-in New York City FC keeper ...
What They're Saying: Bob Lilley    
"Rochester was ahead of the curve in the late 1990s and the rest of the country ...
USL Weekend: Blues hand Sac rare Bonney defeat    
The Orange County Blues, one of the surprises of the 2015 USL season, handed the 2014 ...
SoccerGrlProbs takes first in venture tournament    
SoccerGrlProbs, started by a trio of Fairfield University's women's player, took first place in the for-profit ...
Garber vs. Klinsmann, different timetables and goals    
Speaking at the annual Associated Press Sports Editors talk, MLS commissioner Don Garber pressed his case ...
USL Weekend: Unbeaten Rhinos don't believe in shortcuts    
Of the five teams still unbeaten in the USL, the most impressive has been Rochester Rhinos, ...
NASL Weekend: Upstarts Atlanta and Indy still unbeaten    
The Atlanta Silverbacks, under first-year coach Gary Smith, host the New York Cosmos at Atlanta Silverbacks ...
What They're Saying: Hugo Sanchez    
"The recent losses by the Mexican national team and sub-22 are shameful. Is someone doing anything ...
Unbeaten Red Bulls get bicoastal test against Galaxy    
Montreal takes a second consecutive weekend off to play in the Concacaf Champions League finals, which ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives