Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
O'Reilly gets job done
by Paul Kennedy, October 3rd, 2010 2:31AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[U.S. WOMEN] Heather O'Reilly had a goal and an assist to lead the United States to a 2-1 win over China in the first of two-game exhibition series before 4,779 fans at the new Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium.

In the first of two warmups before 2011 Women's World Cup qualifying takes place in Mexico, the Americans outshot the Chinese, 20-6, but poor finishing kept the game close.

The USA had several chances before it went ahead in the 21st minute when Megan Rapinoe scored with a first-time shot off O’Reilly's cross into the box.

China tied the game in the 33rd minute when Qu Shanshan scored on a rebound after goalkeeper Jill Loyden, making her U.S. debut, made a great save on a shot by Wang Yihang.

Only four minutes later, the USA ahead again when Abby Wambach hit a hard cross on the ground to the far post. where she found O’Reilly. The Sky Blue FC star's first attempt from close range hit the right post, but she managed to stuff the rebound home from just inches off the goal line.

The match also marked the first start for O'Reilly's Sky Blue teammate, Christie Rampone, since July 2009, after which she took time off to have her second daughter, who was born in March of this year.

The USA and China will meet again Wednesday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (TV: ESPN2, live, 7 p.m. ET).

Oct. 2 in Kennesaw, Ga.
USA 2 China 1. Goals: Rapinoe 21, O'Reilly 37; Qu 33.
USA -- Loyden, Krieger, LePeilbet, Rampone, Buehler (Cox, 46), O’Reilly (Lilly, 62), Boxx (Lindsey, 46), Lloyd (Averbuch, 62), Rapinoe, Cheney (Rodriguez, 56), Wambach.
China -- Huang, Yu, Weng (Li, 46), Zhou, Zhang Nan, Xu (Pang, 46), Sun Lisha (Zhang Na, 82), Qu, Gu (Sun Ling, 61), Wang Yihang (Xu Yuan, 53), You (Ma, 46).
Referee: Meredith Hackett (USA).
Att.: 4,749.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
Cuban Heviel Cordoves scored twice and rookie Ricky Garbanzo added a third goal as the Charleston ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
MLS clubs depleted because of callups    
MLS is the only top-level league with a heavy presence of national team players that didn't ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives