Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
WPS players capture European berths
by Paul Kennedy, September 16th, 2010 6:57PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, france, norway, sweden, women's world cup, wps

MOST COMMENTED

[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP]Current or WPS players scored goals to lead England, France and Norway into the 2011 Women's World Cup finals in Germany, while Sweden, which started four WPS players, captured the fourth European berth with a late rally at Denmark.

ENGLAND.England got goals from Kelly Smith(Boston) and Eniola Aluko (Atlanta) and cruised to a 3-2 win at Switzerland that sent it through to the finals by a 5-2 aggregate score.Alex Scott (Boston) andKatie Chapman (Chicago) also started for England in a game marred by the controversial sending off of England goalie Rachel Brown for allegedly pushing the Atlanta Beat's Ramona Bachmann in a scramble for the ball.

FRANCE.The Washington Freedom's Sonia Bompastor had the insurance goal as France rallied from 1-0 down at the half and beat Italy, 3-2, on the road and advanced to the finals for only the second time by the same score on aggregate. FC Gold Pride midfielder Camille Abily and Bompastor, who are both headed back to French club Lyon after the WPS season, started for the Bleues.

NORWAY. Solveig Gulbrandsen, who left FC Gold Pride midway through her first season to return home, scored in the Norwegians' 2-0 win over Ukraine that put them through to the finals for the sixth straight time, 3-0, on aggregate. Washington's Lene Mykjaland also started in midfield for Norway.

SWEDEN.The Swedes took a 2-1 lead into their return game with Denmark in Vejle but fell behind on two goals at the end of the first half. Defender Charlotte Rohlin scored two late goals, the second four minutes into stoppage time, to even the score at 2-2 and send Sweden through to the finals, 4-3, on aggregate. Four WPS players started for Sweden: Sara Larsson(Philadelphia), Kosovare Asllani (Chicago), Caroline Seger(Philadelphia) and Jessica Landstrom(Sky Blue FC).

The four losers move into the two-round European playoffs. The winner will meet the Concacaf third-place team for a berth in next year's finals.



No comments yet.

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: Paris dog owner Lindsey Kent    
"Oliver is happy to mingle with people if they're friendly. But he feels a little scared ...
NASL: More rebuilding by Miami FC -- Kwadwo Poku    
Miami FC, the NASL expansion club that finished last in the Spring Season, continued its spending ...
MLS Countdown: Birnbaum back for long road slog    
A four-game road trip starts Friday for D.C. United and the return of defender Steve Birnbaum ...
MLS Moves: Fire and Gilberto part ways    
The bizarre saga of Gilberto in MLS has come to an end, and a rare Friday ...
U.S. Open Cup: NASL's Strikers roll into quarterfinals    
The NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers moved into the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ...
MLS Countdown: Injury bug bites Irwin again    
Forced out of game against Orlando City last weekend, Toronto FC goalkeeper Clint Irwin will miss ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I realized quickly I'm not a naturally energetic, outgoing, outspoken kind of person. I have pretty ...
MLS Countdown: Howard anxious for Rapids debut    
By some divine convergence, one of the best players to ever pull on a USA jersey ...
U.S. Open Cup: Struggling Fire and Sounders triumph    
The Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders, MLS's most successful clubs in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open ...
Datebook: Concacaf Champions League schedule    
Four of the five MLS clubs entered in the group stage of the 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives