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
U.S. unbeaten streak reaches 20 games
December 2nd, 2012 1:49AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA WOMEN] The USA ended the suspense early, getting a goal from Alex Morgan -- her 28th of the season -- in the first minute and coasting to a 2-0 win over Ireland in their friendly Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The win extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games.

Morgan's 28 goals are the third most in a season for an American player. Abby Wambach scored 31 in 2004, while Michelle Akers holds the record with 39 in 1991.

Morgan also assisted on the second U.S. goal against Ireland scored by Megan Rapinoe.

Arsenal Ladies keeper Emma Byrne made eight saves to keep the Irish in the game.

The USA, which is now 25-1-3 in 2012, will finish its Fan Tribute Tour with games against China Dec. 8 at Ford Field in Detroit, Dec. 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and Dec. 15 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.
USA 2 Ireland 0. Goals: Morgan 1, Rapinoe 38.
USA -- Solo (Loyden, 22; Barnhart, 46); Mitts (Rampone, 46), Buehler, Sauerbrunn, LePeilbet; Rapinoe (Rodriguez, 59), Boxx, Lloyd, Cheney; Morgan (Leroux, 59), Wambach (capt.)
Ireland -- Byrne; M.T. McDonnell, Campbell, Quinn, S.McDonnell; O’Gorman, Fahey, Grant (Perry, 46), Russell (Littlejohn, 58),  Caldwell; D.O’Sullivan (Smyth, 46).
Referee: Kristen Schiereck (USA).
Att.: 11,570.



1 comment
  1. James Madison
    commented on: December 2, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.
    A nicely played match with the US focusing on short crisp passing. However, the women need to do better on CKs--the drop zone on every one was within the goal area. Also, where, pray tell, is Kelly O'Hara?

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the Real Salt Lake menu    
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky    
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists    
Neither the Seattle Sounders not Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito'    
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"My son, Kurt, is still a Sounders employee [as an assistant coach and scout], so I ...
MLS Expansion: St. Pete and Carolina enter race    
One recent and a second likely refugee from the NASL threw their hats in the increasingly ...
MLS Expansion: Competition gets crazy    
If the push to get into pro soccer is driven by the desire to get a ...
NASL's fate hangs in the balance    
A decision on the 2017 sanctioning of the NASL and USL was put on hold by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives