Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
U.S. U-23s to play in prestigious Toulon Tournament    
The USA will send its U-23 national team to the May 27-June 7 Tournoi Espoirs de ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"Nothing surprises me with those two guys. They're just like that. I see it at practice ...
Montreal cuts fill-in Nicht after one game    
German Kristian Nicht, acquired from the NASL's Indy Eleven a week earlier, was waived by the ...
Coppertone becomes U.S. Soccer and NWSL sponsor    
U.S. Soccer and NWSL confirmed Coppertone as their official suncare product. Through a multi-year, multi-property partnership, ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Spain's Veronica Boquete    
Veronica Boquete may be the best player at the Women's World Cup you've never heard of. ...
Video Pick: Charlie Davies' tremendous diving header    
Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (New England), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) ...
Former USL president Holt joins Orlando City    
Former USL president Tim Holt will join Orlando City as vice president of development effective May ...
MLS Power Rankings: D.C. topples Red Bulls from perch    
D.C. United and three other teams took advantage of the New York Red Bulls falling from ...
NWSL: Colaprico helps move Chicago into tie for first    
Former Virginia star Danielle Colaprico scored her professional career to lead the Chicago Red Stars to ...
Nashville to host USA vs. Guatemala    
In its last of three friendly games before the 2015 Gold Cup, the U.S. men's national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives