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
USA drawn with North Korea, Colombia, Sweden
by Paul Kennedy, November 29th, 2010 2:44PM

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

MOST COMMENTED

[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] The United States will face North Korea, first-time finalist Colombia and Sweden, in that order, in Group C at the Women's World Cup in Germany. For the complete draw ...

Group A: Germany, Canada, Nigeria, France.
Group B: Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, England.
Group C: USA, North Korea, Colombia, Sweden.
Group D: Brazil, Australia, Equatorial Guinea, Norway.

The Americans open June 28 against North Korea in Dresden, then face Colombia July 2 in Sinsheim and Sweden July 6 in Wolfsburg.

“This is the best thing that could have happened," said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. "It’s a tough group and that’s exactly what we need. Coming off qualifying and playing in the playoff, knowing who we’re playing and going forward is the best thing that could happen. We’ll have the chance to play against different opponents and we’ll have to adjust our tactics and that’s fun. It will be easy as we go from one game to another to focus on different things because we’re playing against different cultures.”

The draw has Sundhage going up her native country of Sweden, whose national team she captained during a playing career of 146 games and 71 goals. She coached Swedish youth national teams in 1990-2001.

"Honestly, it’s a game," she said. "It’s two 45 minute halves. There will be some weird questions before the game and after the game, but otherwise just play the game."

Said midfielder Heather O'Reilly, “You can see it on her face every time we’re preparing for Sweden. Obviously she takes that game very personally. I think we’ll be very well prepared for it and have some good insight on their style and a lot of their players."



0 comments
  1. David Huff
    commented on: November 30, 2010 at 9:15 p.m.
    So will we be seeing the return of Natasha Kai, including her speed and creative play, to the USWNT roster?


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: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ...
Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident    
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ...
A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ...
WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ...
Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives