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
Jeld-Wen Field packed for U.S. win
September 23rd, 2011 2:49AM

TAGS:  canada, women's national team


[USA-CANADA WOMEN] Abby Wambach scored two goals to give the USA a 3-0 victory over Canada in a friendly before 18,570 fans in Portland, Ore., on Thursday night. The crowd at Jeld-Wen Field was the largest to watch the U.S. women at home since the farewell tour for retiring stars Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett in 2004.

Megan Rapinoe, who starred at the University of Portland, twice hit the crossbar in the first half before Wambach won the game with goals in the 63rd and 70th minutes that gave her 125 career goals.

Alex Morgan clinched the win with a goal in the 90th minute.

The USA will continue preparations for 2012 Olympic qualifying with a friendly on Nov. 19 against Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The Concacaf qualifying tournament will take place Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver.

Sept. 22 in Portland, Ore.
USA 3 Canada 0. Goals: Wambach 63, 70, Morgan 90.
USA -- Solo (Loyden, 52), Sauerbrunn (Mitts, 46), Buehler, Rampone,  Cox, O’Reilly (Heath, 46), Boxx (Morgan, 77), Lindsey (Cheney, 60), Rapinoe, Rodriguez (O’Hara, 60), Wambach
Canada -- LeBlanc (Labbe, 46), Wilkinson (Gayle, 72), Moscato, Sesselmann (Booth, 75), Marton, Kyle (Scott, 55), Matheson (Romagnuolo, 81), Schmidt, Julien, Tancredi (Simpson, 89), Parker.
Referee: Christina Ibanez (USA).
Att.: 18,570.

  1. F. Kirk Malloy
    commented on: September 23, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
    Hey, they were actually fun to watch! Good. high paced possession soccer - Barca style - with MANY chances in both halves. Still need more composure and guile in the final 30, we can't always rely on Abby to pull us through. Is it just me or does Amy R. always seem to tighten at the critical moment? Brings a lot to the table but may lack the assassin's heart. Hopefully with all the chances she'll get past it. Still wonder why Natasha Kai, Lori Chulupny and Kia McNeill aren't on the roster. All high quality.
  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: September 23, 2011 at 4:23 p.m.
    Portland shows, again, why it is Soccertown, USA. Way to represent!! They should get some more national team matches there women, youth, and mens...

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives