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Leroux gives USA group title
July 21st, 2010 5:13PM

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[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Sydney Leroux scored in the 21st minute to give the USA a 1-0 win over South Korea and earn it first place in Group D to set up a date with Nigeria in Augsburg on Sunday.

Leroux matched her 2008 total when her five goals earned her the Golden Shoe as the tournament's leading scorer.

South Korea had already qualified for the quarterfinals with two wins and did not start star Ji So-Yun, who has already scored five goals of her own.

The Koreans will face Mexico in Dresden in the quarterfinals.

July 21 in Bielefeld
USA 1 South Korea 0.
Goal: Leroux 21.
USA -- Henninger; Quon, Pressley, Dunn, Johnson; Hayes (Noyola, 57), Brooks, Nairn, Bywaters (Verloo, 69); K.Mewis,  Leroux (Morris, 86)
South Korea -- Moon So Ri; Seo Hyun Sook, Lim Seon Joo, Jeong Yeonga, Kim Hye Ri, Lee Hyun Young (Ji So Yun, 46), Lee Young Ju (Lee Mi A, 64); Jeoun Eun Ha (Kim Jin Young, 56), Kwon Eun Som; Jung Hae In, Kang Yumi.
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany).
Att.: 5,420.

Group C
Japan 3 England 1
Nigeria 1 Mexico 1

Final Standings:
5 Mexico
5 Nigeria
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4 Japan
1 England

Group D
USA 1 South Korea 0
Ghana 2 Switzerland 0

Final Standings:
7 USA
6 South Korea
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3 Ghana
0 Switzerland

Quarterfinals
July 24
Germany vs. North Korea
Sweden vs. Colombia
July 25
Mexico vs. South Korea
USA vs. Nigeria



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