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7. WOMEN: USA crushes Mexico, 5-0
by Paul Kennedy, April 16th, 2007 1:08AM

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The U.S. women's national team stretched its unbeaten streak to 40 games -- 39 under Coach Greg Ryan -- with a 5-0 victory over Mexico in an international friendly played Saturday as part of a doubleheader with the MLS game between New England and Toronto FC in Foxboro, Mass.

The Americans opened its 2007 domestic schedule with style, dominating Mexico with a 35-7 short advantage. Kristine Lilly scored twice, and Abby Wambach, Lindsay Tarpley and Lauren Cheney added goals.

"We tried to throw a lot of numbers forward," said Ryan. "We played a system [3-4-3] that we don't normally play, but one we want to be able to play as an alternative. The goal is to win the ball, pressure and get it forward and attack as relentlessly as we could. Over the course of the game it went well. We organized our defending a little bit better which gave us more opportunities to get forward. 

Ryan credited Lilly, Wambach and Tarpley, the three frontrunners, with playing some of the best combination play he'd seen in a while.

Cheney's goal was the first of her international career. Marian Dalmy, a 22-year-old defender out of Santa Clara University, earned her first-ever cap in the match, coming on for the last four minutes in place of Wambach.

GAME SUMMARY:
April 14 in Foxboro, Mass.

USA 5 Mexico 0. Goals: Wambach 10, Tarpley 33, Lilly 50, 70, Cheney 88.
USA -- Solo, Mitts, Whitehill, Rampone; Chalupny, Boxx (Osborne, 46), Lloyd, Lopez, Tarpley (O'Reilly, 68), Wambach (Dalmy, 86), Lilly (Cheney, 82).
Mexico -- Perez, Gomez, Sandoval (Farias, 77), Villapando, Saucedo, Vergara (Padilla. 52),  Lopez, Leyva (Gordillo, 52), Martinez, Ocampo (Morales, 82), Worbis (Nieva, 67), Dominguez.
Referee: Rachel Woo (USA).
Att.: 18,184.



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