[USA-NORWAY] The USA beat Norway, 3-1, thanks to goals by Santa Clara transfer Morgan Marlborough, Toni Pressley, who recently signed with Ryazan VDV in Russia, and Washington Spirit rookie Stephanie Ochs in the first of three under-23 women's matches in La Manga, Spain. There was bad news, though, as Boston Breakers defender Casey Short tore her ACL and MCL during a collision in the first half.
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerbergscored for the only Norway goal in the 63rd minute.
Next up for the USA: Sweden, a 3-0 loser to England, on Saturday afternoon.
(Click here to read more on under-23 coach Randy Waldrum's update from La Manga.)