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
Wambach closes in on Hamm record
March 6th, 2013 2:44PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-ICELAND]The USA defeated Iceland, 3-0, Wednesday to open play at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. U.S. defender Rachel Buehler celebrated her 100th with a goal and Shannon Boxxand Abby Wambach followed with goals to clinch the win. For Wambach, the goal was 154th of her international career and puts her with four of tying Mia Hamm's record.

After a sluggish first half, the USA came out in the second half and quickly took the lead when Buehler scored with a header off Lauren Cheney's corner kick for her fourth international goal.

Boxx's goal in the 62nd minute also came off on a header on a sequence that began with a Cheney corner.

Alex Morgan's hustle set up Wambach's easy goal to close out the scoring in the 74th minute.

Making just her third career start, U.S. goalkeeper Jill Loyden had just one save.

Crystal Dunn, the 2012 Soccer America Player of the Year at North Carolina, made her first start at the senior level, going the full 90 minutes at right back.

Next up: China Friday at the Municipal Stadium in Albufeira (TV: Pay-Per-View 9 a.m. ET).

March 6 in Albufeira
USA 3 Iceland 0.Goals: Buehler 48, Boxx 62, Wambach 74.
USA --Loyden; Dunn, Buehler, Rampone, O’Hara; O’Reilly, Boxx, Lloyd (Press, 64), Cheney; Morgan, Wambach
Iceland --Helgadottir; Atladottir, Gisladottir, Viggosdottir, Larusdottir, Magnusdottir (Jessen, 64), S.Gunnarsdottir (G.Jonsdottir, 83), Omarsdottir (Gardarsdottir, 73), Brynjarsdottir (Odinsdottir, 79), Fridriksdottir (Honnudottir, 46), Thorsteinsdottir (Jensen, 73).
Att.:500.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Guus Huddink    
"If you have done some judo and wrestling, you can easily fall. Even at my age, ...
Video Pick: Big goalkeeper blooper punished with volley    
In the German Bundesliga 2, first-place Freiburg led last-place Paderborn, 2-0, when goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow shanked ...
Making a List: U.S. Copa Centenario representation    
A total of 59 players representing 27 teams in the MLS, NASL and USL were named ...
Copa Centenario: Complete preliminary rosters    
The preliminary 40-player rosters for the 16 teams competing this summer's Copa Centenario were released. These ...
Copa Centenario: Jamaica has heavy U.S. influence    
Other than the USA with 19 players, all in MLS, no team has more players based ...
What They're Saying: Afghani Mohammad Arif Ahmadi    
"I sold all my belongings and brought my family out of Afghanistan to save my son's ...
Crowd Count: NASL openers down 37 percent    
Only two of the nine returning NASL teams -- its two Canadian teams, Ottawa and FC ...
MLS Rookie Watch: Three make immediate impact    
Jordan Morris is just one of three rookies who have been starting regularly since the start ...
Jordan Morris heeds advice from new Sounders sage    
It took six games before rookie Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal, but he hasn't ...
What They're Saying: Bangkok monk assistant Korpsin Uiamsa-ard    
"They wear Leicester's white away-game jerseys and chant its name while watching the game." -- Korpsin ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives