Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Rongen gets win in American Samoa opener
by Paul Kennedy, November 23rd, 2011 12:37AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

TAGS:  world cup 2014


[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING] Coached by former U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen, American Samoa beat Tonga, 2-1, to open play in World Cup 2014 qualifying in the Oceania zone. The result is a major improvement from the results in qualifying four years ago: 15-0, 12-1, 7-0 and 4-0, all losses.

Ramin Ott and 17-year-old Shalom Luani scored for American Somoa. Luani is a high school senior at Fagaitua High School, where he also played football.

Samoa and Cook Islands are also competing in the first round of qualifying. The winner of the round-robin series will advance to the next round, where it will join seven other teams divided into two groups.

The Oceania winner will meet the Concacaf No. 4 team in a playoff in November 2013.

No comments yet.

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Moves: Conor Casey calls it quits    
One of the strongest, most rugged forwards ever produced by American soccer has decided to end ...
Hex Files: Boniek Garcia called up by Honduras    
At least one Dynamo will be active during the MLS playoffs. Midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia has ...
MLS Playoffs: No Drogba, no problem for Impact    
Didier Drogba didn't travel with his teammates to Washington, but he did make it to RFK ...
Video Pick: Patrice Evra does dancing panda    
Juventus' French star Patrice Evra dances and raps in a panda suit to send the "Say ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"If [Lionel] Messi scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks. ...
USWNT: Five regulars return for Romania series    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis recalled five regulars who had sat out the Switzerland ...
MLS Playoffs: Youngster Boateng takes charge for Galaxy    
Emmanuel Boateng made up for a penalty whistled on him that negated the LA Galaxy's early ...
Report: Barrett out of running for Dynamo head coach    
Wade Barrett, who served as the Houston Dynamo interim coach for the last five months, won't ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"For tonight, every player, every person who is a part of this club, every fan, every ...
What They're Saying: Harvard dean Rakesh Khurana    
"As a human being, and a member of the Harvard College community, I am always profoundly ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives