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

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



0 comments
  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!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ...
Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident    
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ...
A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ...
WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ...
Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives