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 What They're Saying: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer July 7, 4:15 a.m. |
"Our newest soccer champions represent an opportunity for New York to recognize that heroes and role ... ICYMI | MLS: The wait for Pirlo ends July 7, 3:52 a.m.
Is one of the greatest Italian players in history worth a reported $9 million over 18 ... Average attendance down at Canada 2015 July 7, 3:49 a.m.
While the total attendance of 1,353,506 for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada set a ... TV Report: BeIN Sports draws 1.5 million viewers for Copa America final July 7, 2:57 a.m.
BeIN Sports averaged more than 1.5 million total viewers on its two networks for the Argentina-Chile ... MLS Power Rankings: Sporting KC retains first place July 7, 2:32 a.m.
Sporting Kansas City kept the top spot in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings after sitting out ... Scouting Report: USA opens against reshaped Catrachos July 7, 1:58 a.m.
The USA begins its Gold Cup title defense against a familiar foe, Honduras, in the second ... 2015 Gold Cup Schedule July 7, 1:44 a.m.
The 2015 Gold Cup opens with a Haiti-Panama and USA-Honduras doubleheader in Group A on Tuesday ... TV Report: One World Sports to air weekly NASL game July 6, 11:29 p.m.
The NASL has entered into a multiyear agreement with One World Sports to air an NASL ... What They're Saying: English FA July 6, 10:30 p.m.
"Our lionesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on ... Video Pick: Brazilian sent off for jumping the gun July 6, 9:20 p.m.
Here's the kind of ejection you don't see very often: Santos midfielder Geuvanio got a yellow ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives