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
Wambach leads USA past Sweden
July 18th, 2010 12:46AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  sweden, women's national team, women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[U.S. WOMEN] The U.S. women’s national team got two goals from Abby Wambach on headers to defeat Sweden, 3-0, Saturday evening at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

After drawing 1-1 with Sweden earlier in the week, the No. 1 ranked USA put on an impressive display against the fourth-ranked team in the world as Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring when she finished off a rebound in the 33rd minute and Wambach scored career goals No. 108 and 109 with her head.

The goals gave her 10 goals in 13 games since returning from her broken leg.

Next up following the WPS season: 2011 FIFA World Cup qualifying, which will take place in late October and early November (exact dates are still to be determined).

“We scored three and didn’t concede any goals so I think overall the performance was really good,” said Coach Pia Sundhage. “Sweden is a really good team but I think we controlled the game pretty much from the beginning.”

July 17 in East Hartford, Conn.
USA 3 Sweden 0. Goals: Rapinoe 33, Wambach 45, 72.
USA -- Solo; Krieger, LePeilbet (Markgraf, 46), Buehler, Schnur (Rampone, 70); O’Reilly, Boxx, Lindsey, Rapinoe (Lilly, 46); Wambach, Rodriguez (Cheney, 46)
Sweden -- Lindahl; Levenstad, Rohlin, Sembrant, Nilsson;  Oqvist (Svensson, 85), Dahlkvist (Landstroem, 62), Sjogran (Thunebro, 56), Fischer, Fors (Asllani, 62); Liljegard (Linden, 70)
Referee: Michelle Cowman (USA)
Att.: 5,887



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives