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
Youngsters get chance to show off U.S. depth
by Paul Kennedy, September 4th, 2013 12:46AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women, mexico, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-MEXICO] Opportunities for Mexican national team players in the NWSL and U.S. collegiate system were supposed to help it narrow the gap with the neighboring United States, but the NWSL and U.S. collegiate system have only boosted the USA's considerable depth, which it showed off Tuesday night in a 7-0 win over Mexico -- its biggest win the series since a 7-0 win in 2002.

Sydney Leroux scored four goals in a span of 20 minutes in the first half and Abby Wambach added a goal and three assists as the USA extended its unbeaten streak to 35 games dating back to March 2012 and its home unbeaten streak to 73 games dating back to 2004.

During this year's run, new coach Tom Sermanni has not hesitated to call up young players from the NWSL and college ranks.

Midfielder Erika Tymrak, the 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year, earned her first cap on Tuesday, as did FC Kansas City teammate Leigh Ann Robinson. Another FC Kansas City player, rookie Kristie Mewis, set up Wambach for the first goal from her overlapping left-back position.

North Carolina senior Crystal Dunn started at right back, and Virginia junior Morgan Brian came off the bench to score the seventh goal of the game to the delight of her Cavalier teammates who had traveled up from Charlottesville.

Mexico started three collegians on its backline -- Bianca Sierra (Auburn), Christina Murillo (Michigan) and Ari Romero (Nebraska) -- but they were no match against Wambach and Leroux.

Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C.
USA 7 Mexico 0. Goals: Wambach 11, Leroux 21, 22, 3, 41, Buehler 55, Brian 72.
USA -- Solo (Barnhart, 46); Dunn (Robinson, 56), Rampone (Buehler, 52), Sauerbrunn, Mewis; O'Reilly, Lloyd (Averbuch, 55), Holiday, Tymrak (Brian, 70); Leroux, Wambach.
Mexico -- Santiago; Romero, Murillo, Sierra, Robles; Rangel (Mercado, 32), Worbis; Dominguez (Mayor, 46), Cuellar (Solis, 54), Ocampo, Perez (Huerta, 63).
Att.: 12,594.



1 comment
  1. Ryan Aoki
    commented on: September 4, 2013 at 9:47 a.m.
    There was no reason why Vanessa DiBernardo was left on the bench in a 7-0 game with Wambach, O'Reilly and Leroux playing all 90. Why not get all of them a cap?


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the “World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
Concacaf Women's Championship Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Tuesday] Just like in 2010, the USA will face Mexico in the semifinals at the ...
Pep Guardiola: 'It's not normal to win, 7-1'    
[UCL: Week 3] It was Germany-Brazil all over again. Bayern Munich with five German World Cup ...
MLS set to break season attendance record    
[CROWD COUNT] Major League Soccer is set to break its record for average attendance set in ...
What They're Saying: Oli Makin    
"I can't thank [the] police enough. It has saved the club a fortune and the players ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA, Florida State and Stanford remained 1-2-3 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] Creighton moved ahead of Washington into the No. 1 spot in the Soccer America ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 32] A classic encounter left the LA Galaxy, No. 1 in the Soccer America ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives