Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Leroux leads Americans past France
by Paul Kennedy, November 20th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Sydney Leroux came off the bench to score two goals and set up a third and lead the USA to a 3-0 win over France in its opening game at the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chillan, Chile.

Leroux set up Cal sophomore Alex Morgan's game-winning goal in the 55th minute, then put the match away with goals in the 56th and 71st minutes. The UCLA freshman previously represented Canada at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.

Penn State goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made two spectacular saves in the second half to earn the shutout.

"It was a much closer game than the score indicated and I think Alyssa preserved the shutout with two fantastic saves," said U.S. head coach Tony DiCicco. "Today, it was Sydney who was the star. I have a lot of players who can step in and be the star. We felt that this was the right situation where Sydney could step in and help us in the second half. She was very determined to prove that we were correct."

Argentina and China played to a 0-0 tie in the first game of the doubleheader.

The Americans will take on Argentina for their second match in Chillan on Saturday (live on ESPN360.com at 10 a.m. ET) before traveling to Temuco to face China on Tuesday (TV: ESPNU, live, 2 p.m. ET).

GAME SUMMARY:
Nov. 19 in Chillan,
USA 3 France 0. Goals: Morgan 53, Leroux 56, 71.
USA -- Naeher, Dallstream, Marshall, Fowlkes, Klingenberg, Edwards (Nairn, 78), Winters, Wells, Washington (Reed, 84), Morgan, Enyeart (Leroux, 46).
France -- Benameur, Butel, Renard, Agard, Gossollin, Plaza, Bultel (Pelagie, 46), Le Sommer (Hamraoui, 69), Bilbault, Delie, Loze (Machart, 78)
Yellow Card: USA -- Reed 86.
Referee: Jacqui Melksham (Australia).
Att.: 4,300.



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: George Evans starts Man City's U.S. tour in style    
Manchester City's 20-year-old academy product George Evans spent all of the past two years on loan ...
Video Pick: Brilliant soccer tennis at French Open    
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their ...
U.S. U-23s down the Dutch, 3-1     
The USA bounced back from its 3-1 opening loss against France at the Festival International Espoirs ...
ICYMI | MLS: Orlando City will expand new downtown stadium    
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to ...
FIFA: Blatter survives, easily winning election to fifth term    
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole ...
What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah    
"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we ...
NWSL Roundup: Whitehill retires, off to Canada    
Cat Whitehill, who will be a color analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World ...
ICYMI MLS: Sapong rebounds; Galaxy-Revs, the rematch    
All-Star voting is underway and fans have myriad voting options. Forward C.J. Sapong celebrated his return ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: USA's Christen Press     
Three years ago, Christen Press thought she was giving up on her lifelong dream of playing ...
TV Report: EPL's U.S. viewership is up 9 percent    
English Premier League viewership on NBC and NBCSN averaged 479,000 viewers, up 9 percent from last ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives