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
USA stays alive with comeback win
by Paul Kennedy, November 3rd, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] The USA recovered from its 3-2 loss to Japan in its opening game at the Under-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand and defeated Paraguay, 3-1, on Sunday. In a game that saw Coach Kazbek Tambi make eight changes in his starting lineup from the opening game, the Americans fell behind at halftime but recovered to win with three second-half goals.

The win left the Americans needing a tie against France in their final Group C game on Wednesday in Auckland to advance to the quarterfinals.

Japan crushed France, 7-1, with another spectacular display of attacking soccer in Sunday's other Group D game. Japan led, 5-1, after just 38 minutes and scored four in a 13-minute span en route to clinching a berth in the quarterfinals. (Germany is the only other team to be assured of a berth in the final eight.)

The diminutive Rebecca Fernandez put the Paraguayans ahead in the 32nd minute with a shock goal that put the Americans on the verge of elimination.

At halftime, Tambi sent on forwards Vicki DiMartino and Courtney Verloo, and the duo made the difference, each scoring after an own goal by Paraguayan defender Cris Marbel Flores tied the score in the 48th minute.

GAME SUMMARY:
Nov. 2 in Hamilton
USA 3 Paraguay 1. Goals: own goal 48, DiMartino 77, Verloo 83; Fernandez 32.
USA -- Vancil, Dunn, Colohan, Brian, Eddy (Laddish, 78), Harris, Bennett, K.Mewis, Klei, Brock (DiMartino, 46), Johnson (Verloo, 46).
Paraguay -- Orue, Marbel Flores, Cuevas (Toledo, 65), Genes, Zalazar, Fleitas (Rivas, 88), Armoa, Talavera, Fernandez, Ruis Diaz (Parada, 65), Villamayor.
Yellow cards: USA -- Colohan 69; Paraguay -- Genes 55, Villamayor 89.
Referee: Thalia Mitsi (Greece).
Att.: 4,115.

DAY 2 RESULTS
Group A
Nov. 1 in Auckland
Colombia 1 (Vidal 10) Canada 1 (Ezurike 9).
New Zealand 1 (Longo 13) Denmark 2 (Andreasen 29, Olsen 56).
Group B
Nov. 1 in Christchurch
Germany 3 (Marozsan pen. 5, 35, Maier 69) Ghana 2 (Dadson 65, Fordjour 86).
North Korea 2 (Yun Hyon Hi 16, 65) Costa Rica 1 (Rodriguez Cedeno 20).
Group C
Nov. 2 in Hamilton
USA 3 (own goal 48, DiMartino 77, Verloo 83) Paraguay 1 (Fernandez 32).
Japan 7 (Inoue 11, Kishikawa pen. 21, 57, Kira 26, 27, 34, Shimada 38) France 1 (Augis 16).
Group D
Nov. 2 in Wellington
England 1 (Holbrook 79) Nigeria 0.
South Korea 2 (Lee Min Sun 47, Lee Hyun Young 57) Brazil 1 (Raquel 66).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
D.C.'s Espindola shows off stuff, Timbers refuse to wilt    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] D.C. United all but clinched a berth in the quarterfinals of the ...
What They're Saying: Johan Cruyff    
"No. Not much. We're both Dutch and that is always a [shared] basis. ... Van Gaal ...
Olympiakos does a lot of things right    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] Making it back to the UEFA Champions League final after coming tantalizingly ...
Sounders rally to snatch trophy from Union    
[OPEN CUP: Final] The Philadelphia Union had the home-crowd advantage, and scored first with a goal ...
New York City FC faces another tough stadium sell    
[MLS EXPANSION] More than a year after efforts to secure a site for a soccer-specific stadium ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Bruce has the opportunity to be our Tom Landry, our Pat Riley, and he continually puts ...
Orlando City keeps just six USL PRO players    
[MLS EXPANSION] Deposed USL PRO champion Orlando City moved quickly to get about the task of ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings for a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] After a week during which five of the top 10 teams lost, North Carolina ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives