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Americans capture Four Nations Tournament
by Paul Kennedy, January 25th, 2011 10:58AM

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[CHINA-USA WOMEN] The United States beast host China, 2-0, on goals by Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez Tuesday to win the won the Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing.

The Americans edged Canada, a 1-0 winner over Sweden on Christine Sinclair's goal, on goal difference.

They had lost to Sweden, 2-1, in their opener but recovered to win their next two games.

“It’s so much more fun to win,” said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. “We took some good things from the loss to Sweden, and that’s one of the reasons we stepped up a little bit against Canada. We took certain things from the 2-1 win against Canada and I think today we ended up controlling the game.”

Lloyd scored her second goal of the tournament in the 31st minute when she passed to Rodriguez, took a return pass and beat a defender before driving a low shot inside the near post from 16 yards out.

In the 53rd minute, Lloyd struck the crossbar on a shot from near the top of the penalty box, and Tobin Heath’s follow-up volley was just deflected away for a corner kick.

On the second U.S. goal, Heath launched a pass over the Chinese defense to Rodriguez, who punished Zhang Yue's indecision by slipping the ball past the stranded Chinese keeper into the lower left corner from just inside the penalty area.

Next up for the USA: a training camp Feb. 3-9 in Florida.

Jan. 25 in Chongqing
China 0 USA 2. Goals: Lloyd 31, Rodriguez 67.
China -- Zhang Yue, Liu (Li Wen, 46), Zhou Goaping, Yuan, Li Danyang, Gu (Wang, 46), Zhang Na, Pang (Xu, 82), Qu (Zhang Jieli, 54), You, Ma.
USA -- Barnhart, Sauerbrunn, LePeilbet (Cox, 42), Rampone, Buehler (Klingenberg, 82), Heath, Boxx (Averbuch, 46), Lloyd, O’Reilly, Cheney (Rapinoe, 46), Rodriguez (Morgan, 71).
Referee: Wang Jia (CHN).
Att.: 12,000.



0 comments
  1. Lloyd Elling
    commented on: January 26, 2011 at 9:23 a.m.
    Congratulations!! It was very frustrating not being able to watch the matches in any form live. I liked reading that our possesion was much better in the China match.

  1. Sidney Hall
    commented on: January 26, 2011 at 9:56 a.m.
    Congratulations on the win!! Nice to see some good news. However, I agree with Lloyd. Hard to understand why we (US audience) don't get to see these games. No wonder it's difficult to build a fan base in our country. Soccer will never become more popular until that happens.

  1. David Huff
    commented on: January 26, 2011 at 1:29 p.m.
    Agreed, very unfortunate that these could not be seen. Could they at least be made available on ESPN3?

  1. Robert Raines
    commented on: January 26, 2011 at 4:07 p.m.
    I totally agree with Lloyd Elling (above). It's just another absurd play of the money game. TV networks are to blame.


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