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Japan beats USA in battle of U-17 women's powers
April 30th, 2013 5:15PM

TAGS:  japan, u-17 world cup


[TORNEO CUATRO NACIONES] Japan won the Torneo Cuatro Naciones for under-17 women's national teams in San Jose, Costa Rica, with a 4-1 win over the USA in their third and final match of the four-team competition.

Japanese, who have excelled on the youth levels of the women’s international game recently, took advantage of two bad mistakes to take a 2-0 lead in the first half and went on to win despite being outshot, 14-13.

Mallory Pugh pulled a goal back in the 28th minute, but the USA gave up goals in the final three minutes of regulation and one minute of stoppage time after pressing for the equalizer.

Forward Madison Haley scored twice and midfielder Dorian Bailey and Pugh added single goals as the USA beat Costa Rica in its second game.

The Americans beat Mexico, 3-0, to open play at the tournament in Costa Rica, which will host the 2014 Under-17 Women's World Cup.

April 26 in Alajuela
USA 4 Costa Rica 0. Goals: Bailey 9, Pugh 17, Haley 24, 26
USA -- Macias; Gyau, Morris, Jacobs, McGrady (Pederson, 46); Stevens (Abam, 70), Canales (Racioppi, 70), Bailey; Tillman (Andrzejewski, 46), Haley (Jean, 70), Pugh (Rodriguez, 46).

April 28 in San Jose
USA 1 Japan 4. Goals: Pugh 21; Kamogawa 21, Kono 27, Sugita 88, Kobayaski 91+.
USA -- Macias; Jean, Cook (Jacobs, 28), Abam, McGrady; Canales, Bailey (Morris, 69), Racioppi (Hoen-Beck, 76); Tillman (Gyau, 57), Haley (Rodriguez, 64), Pugh.

1 comment
  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: May 6, 2013 at 4 p.m.
    incredible how quick Japan women have closed the gap on womens soccer world powers.

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