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Americans head off to Olympics with another win
by Paul Kennedy, July 2nd, 2012 12:16AM

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[USA-CANADA] The USA dominated Canada with a 19-4 edge in shots but needed a late goal from substitute Amy Rodriguez to earn a 2-1 victory in the final women's match before the 2012 Olympics.

The only thing the USA had to show for its domination until Rodriguez's goal in the 85th minute was an own goal by Carmelina Moscato, who accidentally redirected a cross past onrushing goalie Erin McLeod early in the first half.

Canada was able to pull even in the second half on a strike from Melissa Tancredi. But Rodriguez earned the winner, pouncing on a loose ball in the box to give the USA its fifth straight win.

It also extended the USA's unbeaten streak against Canada to 26 games, dating back to 2001

The game was the final before the Americans head to England on July 10 to train in Middlesbrough for a week before making their way into Glasgow, where they will open Group G play on July 25 against France at the famed Hampden Park.

"I think the first half was good," said U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. "It was exactly what we expected and worked on. The game plan worked. The second half was a little shaky, we made four changes and it's hard for the players to adjust right away. Despite that, if you look at the last 15 minutes, when we changed to 3-4-3 and really wanted to get that goal, I am really proud of our players. They believe in what they are doing and do it well."

June 30 in Sandy, Utah
USA 2 Canada 1. Goals: own goal 15, Rodriguez 87; Tancredi 57.
USA --
Solo; LePeilbet (Mitts, 46), Rampone (Sauerbrunn, 46), Buehler, O'Hara (Leroux, 76); Rapinoe, Boxx (Lloyd, 46), Cheney, Heath (O'Reilly, 46); Morgan (Rodriguez, 51), Wambach.
Canada -- McLeod; Zurrer (Chapman, 46), Moscato, Wilkinson (Gayle, 71), Sesselmann (Stewart, 86); Kyle, Matheson, Scott (Nault, 86), Schmidt (Filigno, 65), Timko (Tancredi, 46); Sinclair.
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA).
Att.: 16,805.



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