Spain downs USA in thrilling opener
[BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP] Nico's winning goal with two minutes gave Spain the lead for the first time in its 5-4 victory over the USA in their
Group A opener at the Beach World Cup in Tahiti. Lewis Valentine had a chance to tie the game after Nico's strike but saw his penalty kick saved by Dona.
took a 1-0 lead with a Ryan Futagaki goal in the sixth minute and went up 3-1 after Nicolas Perera and Mario Chimienti replied to
Llorenc and Antonio -- with a spectacular overhead volley -- scored late in the second period and early in the third to tie the game,
3-3. Valentine volleyed home to regain the U.S. lead before Juanma made it 4-4 and Nico sent the European champion to victory.
The USA faces host Tahiti
on Saturday (ESPN3, 9:48 pm PT/12:48 am ET) and United Arab Emirates on Monday. The top two teams of the four groups qualify for the quarterfinal stage on Wednesday.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Ohio Wesleyan mourns freshman Luke Gabbert's death Feb. 8, 1:34 a.m. |
Luke Gabbert, who had just completed his freshman season at perennial Division III power Ohio Wesleyan, ... What They're Saying: Don Garber Feb. 8, 1:15 a.m.
"We are very excited about the possibilities in St. Louis. We believe it's MLS-ready. We've got ... USA-Canada Takeaways: Year makes big difference Feb. 8, 1:05 a.m.
The USA swept two games at a January camp for only the second time in a ... Ashley Cole: 'I'm not a diva' Feb. 7, 10:31 p.m.
Ashley Cole was not going to get away with his introductory press conference in Los Angeles ... What They're Saying: Ashley Cole Feb. 7, 10:23 p.m.
"I didn't come here to sit on the beach, to rest." -- Ashley Cole, the 35-year-old ... U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez and Wood get big goals Feb. 7, 9:42 p.m.
Omar Gonzalez kept Pachuca unbeaten in the Liga MX's Torneo Apertura when he scored on a ... Video Picks: Top 5 EPL Goals of the Week Feb. 7, 9:25 p.m.
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Alex Chamberlain (Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) and Jesse Lingard ... MLS Preseason: Training camp and friendly schedules Feb. 6, 7:14 p.m.
Newly acquired Jack McInerney scored two goals as the defending champion Portland Timbers defeated their Cascadia ... MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 5-6) Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Walker Zimmerman is back with FC Dallas. The 22-year-old defender whose late goal kept it in ... What They're Saying: David Wagner Feb. 6, 6:42 p.m.
"It wasn't a surprise for me. I spoke with Jurgen Klinsmann maybe a year ago and ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives