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
Green leads USA past overmatched Gambia
by Paul Kennedy, September 25th, 2012 4:19PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  u-17 women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] North Carolina freshman Summer Green scored a hat trick to lead the United States to a 6-0 win over Gambia for its first victory at the 2012 Under-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan. Gambia had fallen to North Korea, 11-0, in its first game but held the USA to one goal in the first half before the floodgates opened right after intermission.

Amber Munerlyn, Morgan Stanton and Toni Payne each added a goal, setting up a crucial Group B finale against North Korea on Saturday (ESPN3.com, 8 a.m. ET).

The USA put the sluggish first half behind it quickly, getting a goal from Munerlyn just 25 seconds into the second half after Darian Jenkins had raced down the left side and crossed back into the middle.

The game was a reversal from the USA's 0-0 tie with France during with it was outshot 23-3. It had a 26-4 edge against Gambia.

Said U.S. coach Albertin Montoya, "We didn’t feel the pressure. Our goal was to play much better football than we did in the first game and I think we improved on that. Obviously, we would have liked to have a few more goals, but the three points were important and we go into our final group game needing a win against North Korea. It’s going to be a challenge for us and something our team is looking forward to.”

North Korea tied France, 1-1, in the other Group B game, meaning North Korea would finish ahead of the USA in the final standings if it wins or ties when they meet Saturday.

A USA-North Korea tie would mean the margin of victory in the assumed French win over Gambia on Saturday would decide who joins the Koreans in the quarterfinals.

A U.S. win would clinch a berth in the quarterfinals; a U.S. loss would eliminate it from the tournament unless France did not beat Gambia.

Sept. 25 in Baku
USA 6 Gambia 0. Goals: Green (pen.) 25, 61, 71, Munerlyn 46, Stanton 83, Payne 86.
USA -- Campbell (Miller, 46); Reid, Bauer, Raben, Basinger; Sullivan, Payne, Stanton; Green (Kaskie, 82), Munerlyn (Bruder, 70), Jenkins.
Gambia -- Gaye; Jarju, Tamba (Nyassi, 63), Jatta, Fatty; Colley (Malack, 72), Darboe, Sissohore, Sanneh; Tamba, Demba (Jallow, 55).
Att.: 4,200



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Steven Gerrard: What They're Saying    
"He scored 31 goals and was voted best player in the hardest league in the world. ...
New Klinsmann concerns about European contingent    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann raised new concerns about the state of his ...
Familiar Western foes face off once again    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ...
Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ...
Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things    
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The MLS playoffs continue with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday as they ...
MLS and EPL matches draw top NBC audiences    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] NBC set Premier League and MLS audience records for its coverage of ...
Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw    
[JAMAICA 2015] The U.S. men will kick off the 2015 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Jamaica against ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"I've never read it. I don't know where you get it from. Every day someone has ...
A super solo effort from the West Bank    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We found one of the week's most spectacular goals in Palestine, where Merkaz ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives