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 advances to final eight
by Paul Kennedy, November 5th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] The USA squeaked into Sunday's quarterfinals of the inaugural Under-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand thanks to a 1-1 tie with France on Wednesday.

Vicki DiMartino, younger sister of UCLA star Christina DiMartino and Boston College standout Gina DiMartino, was the U.S. hero, scoring in her third straight game with a left-footed shot in the 56th minute.

France's Bleuettes, needing a win to advance, got an equalizer from Lea Rubio with a rocket from 30 yards, but U.S. keeper Taylor Vancil held off a late French charge.

The Americans finished second in Group B with four points, edged France on goal difference. Japan won Group C with a 7-2 win over Paraguay that gave it 17 goals in three games, all wins.

GAME SUMMARY:
Nov. 5 in Auckland
USA 1 France 1. Goals: DiMartino 56; Rubio 62).
USA -- Vancil, Brooks, Dunn, Colohan, Roberts (Harris, 90), Eddy (S.Mewis, 35), Quon, Klei, K.Mewis (Johnson, 85), DiMartino, Verloo.
Paraguay -- Philippe, La Villa, Butel, Rubio, Jaurena, Poulain, Crammer, Barbance (Lavaud, 90), Augis (Perdrizet, 86), Gadea, Catala (Makanza, 46).
Referee: Silvia Reyes (Peru).

DAY 3 RESULTS:
Group A
Nov. 4 in Hamilton

Canada 0 Denmark 0.
Nov. 4 in Wellington
New Zealand 3 (White 44, 81, 87) Colombia 1 (Ariza 82).
Final Standings: Denmark, Canada 5 points; New Zealand 3; Colombia 2.

Group B
Nov. 4 in Hamilton
Germany 1 (Popp 3) North Korea 1 (Jon Myong Hwa 58).
Nov. 4 in Wellington
Ghana 1 (Afriyie 19) Costa Rica 0.
Final Standings: Germany 7 points; North Korea 5; Ghana 4; Costa Rica 0.

Group C
Nov. 5 in Christchurch
Japan 7 (Kishikawa 36, 73, Ohshima 40, Hamada 43, 52, Takahashi 83, 89) Paraguay 2 (Gonzalez pen. 20, Villamayor 55). 
Nov. 5 in Auckland
USA 1 (DiMartino 56) France 1 (Rubio 62).
Final Standings: Japan 9 points; USA, France 4; Paraguay 0.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[SCHEDULE: Friday] The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the second round at regional sites ...
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] San Diego converted penalty kicks in the 89th and 103rd minutes from Keegan Smith ...
Toronto FC becomes sixth MLS club to launch second team    
[USL PRO] A sixth MLS club announced plans to enter a second team in USL PRO ...
A glimpse into the thinking of Sounders' brain trust    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The closest thing any MLS club is to a European-style members club, like Barcelona ...
Ferguson named Honorary All-American    
[NSCAA] The NSCAA will honor Alex Ferguson as the 2014 Honorary All-American at the organization's All-America ...
Keane, Martins and Nguyen are MLS MVP finalists    
[AWARDS] Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins and Lee Nguyen, who will all take part in the conference ...
Well, that's rather embarrassing     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] During a scoreless tie with Lithuania earlier this week, Ukraine midfielder ...
Howard wins second Athlete of the Year honor    
[AWARDS] Tim Howard was voted the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year for the second ...
What They're Saying: Nathan Arnold     
"This is just a starting point for me. Back home I did my mates' hair and ...
Good or bad news on D.C stadium front?    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] So what's the meaning of the pronouncement by Washington, D.C. mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives