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
U.S. unbeaten streak reaches 20 games
December 2nd, 2012 1:49AM

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
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open to a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives