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Americans romp in Toronto
by Paul Kennedy, May 26th, 2009 7AM

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[U.S. WOMEN] The USA made easy work of Canada in its first women's international since the launch of Women's Professional Soccer. The Americans got goals from  Shannon Boxx (just 93 seconds into the match), Megan Rapinoe, Lindsay Tarpley and Lauren Cheney to defeat Canada 4-0 in front of 10,255 fans at Toronto's BMO Field.

The USA had a huge edge in possession and outshot Canada, 19-6.

"I am happy about the performance and I am happy that we scored a goal on a corner kick," said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. "That's something we are starting to work on and I believe that come 2011, when the games are so tight, that set plays will be very, very important. So, four nice goals and a pretty good game on turf."

Amy LePeilbet of the Boston Breakers got the start in the middle of the backline with captain Christie Rampone and played an excellent first half in her first cap in more than two and a half years.

Penn State freshman Christine Nairn, only 18, became the first member of the USA's 2008 Under-20 Women's World Cup championship team to earn a senior team cap, coming on for Angela Hucles in the 83rd minute.

The USA will renew its series with Canada in mid-July for two more matches (July 19 in Rochester, N.Y., and July 22 in Charleston, S.C.

Monday's game replaces the USA and Canada were scheduled to play against touring Japan, which pulled out because of concerns about the flu.

May 25 in Toronto
USA 4 Canada 0. Goals: Boxx 2, Rapinoe 46, Tarpley 77, Cheney 80.
USA -- Solo (Barnhart, 46), Mitts (Dalmy, 61), Rampone, LePeilbet (Buehler, 46), Chalupny, O'Reilly, Hucles (Nairn, 83), Boxx, Rapinoe (Tarpley, 61), Rodriguez (Cheney, 77), Wambach.
Canada -- LeBlanc, Booth (Tancredi, 46), Chapman (Moscato 84), Franko, Timko (Nault, 64), Lang, Parker, Matheson, Wilkinson, Robinson (Lagonia, 83), Sinclair.
Referee: Darci Kruse (Canada).
Att.: 10,255.



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