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Sweden stymies USA before record Omaha crowd
July 14th, 2010 2:37AM

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[U.S. WOMEN] The USA had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Sweden in their international friendly on Wednesday, snapping an eight-game winning streak at home and conceding their first goal at home in 884 minutes dating back to November 2008.

Amy Rodriguez, one of the hottest players in WPS with Philadelphia Union, scored her eighth career international goal just one minute before halftime, but Sweden answered in the 57th minute on a Linda Forsberg goal.

The game played in Omaha, Neb., drew a crowd of 6,493 fans, the most ever to see a soccer game at Creighton University's Morrison Stadium.

“It was a great crowd to begin with,” said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. “We scored a great goal, and I thought in our first half we did well. Then we made some changes that were decided before the game, and I think it wasn’t as good in the second half. We lost a little bit when we decided to go 4-3-3, and we lost too much in the midfield and that’s how they created chances. We had a chance to score to make it 2-0, and they scored to make it 1-1. It’s good to have another game coming up, and we can try again.”

July 13 in Omaha, Neb.
USA 1 Sweden 1. Goals: Rodriguez 44, Forsberg 57.
USA -- Barnhart; Markgraf, LePeilbet (Krieger, 80), Buehler, Cox; O’Reilly (Lilly, 83), Lindsey (Huffman, 46), Boxx,  Rapinoe (O’Hara, 46); Wambach, Rodriguez.
Sweden -- Lundgren (Hammarstroem, 73); Svensson, Larsson, Segerstroem, Thunebro; Asllani (Liljegard, 64), Seger, Fischer (Dahlkvist, 46), Forsberg (Nilsson, 73), Sjogran; Landstroem (Lindn, 82)
Referee: Felisha Mariscal (USA).
Att.: 6,493.



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  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: July 14, 2010 at 9:08 a.m.
    I liked the first half of the game but the second half the US players looked tired or out of shape, which I find it hard to believe. Boxx and Cox looked terrible on the pitch giving away alot of possession to Sweden, and as usual the line ref missed the offsides call which gave Sweden their goal!!!

  1. Michael Polak
    commented on: July 14, 2010 at 5:29 p.m.
    I will admit, I am a fairly new fan and don't have an instinct for the sport, but I could see a definite difference in the two halves also. I'm not sure why a decision would be made before the game to change the formation and that such decision could not be modified in lieu of circumstances on the pitch. As far as the team being tired, I was at the game, and it was hotter than the blazes and humid as a sauna to boot. However, I would think if anyone was adversely effected by the weather, it would be the women from the far north nation of Sweden!


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