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
Press golazo punctuates comfortable victory
by Paul Kennedy, August 21st, 2014 12:32AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  switzerland, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-SWITZERLAND]A side volley from 25 yards byChristen Press in the 77th minute highlighted the USA's 4-1 win over Switzerland in their first-ever women's friendly in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,992 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Megan Rapinoe gave the USA the lead in the first half, and Carli Lloydand Abby Wambach added goals in the second half from the penalty spot.

Switzerland, which has already qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup, scored on Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic's penalty kick in the 70th minute. The goal spoiled keeper Hope Solo's first attempt at setting a new U.S. shutout record. She is currently tied with Briana Scurrywith 71 shutouts.

Goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann, one of 11 German-based players in the Switzerland, made seven first-half saves to keep the game close after Rapinoe gave the USA the lead in the 3rd minute when she shot from 22 yards deflected off Switzerland's Rahel Kiwic inside the right side of the frame.

Handballs led to the awarding of goals by Lloyd and Crnogorcevic from the penalty spot in the 56th and 70th minutes, respectively. The only goal from the run of play in the second half came in the 77th minute when Press took a short clearance, chested the ball down and fired a right-footed side volley that ricocheted off the crossbar and over line. Wambach closed out the scoring in the 87th minute when she converted a penalty kick she created on her own for her 168th goal.

Wambach had come on after halftime for Sydney Leroux, one of eight starters who will be playing in the NWSL playoffs this weekend.

After the NWSL playoffs end, the USA will be back action for two matches against Mexico on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and  Sept. 18 at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, New York.



Aug. 20 in Cary, North Carolina
USA 4 Switzerland  1.Goal: Rapinoe 3, Lloyd pen. 56, Press 77, Wambach pen. 87; Crnogorcevic pen. 71.
USA --Solo; Krieger (Klingenberg, 46), Sauerbrunn (Johnston, 46), Rampone, Dunn; Lloyd, Holiday (Long, 85), Rapinoe (Brian, 78); Leroux (Wambach, 46), Morgan (O'Reilly, 66), Press.
Switzerland --Thalmann (Michel, 46); Maritz, Kiwic (Maendly, 82), Abbe, Moser (Bernauerk, 68), Waelti, Humm (Remund, 68), Buerki (Kuster, 56); Bachmann, Dickenmann, Crnogorcevic (Aigbogun, 74).
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA).
Att.:9,992.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Lauren Holiday has healthy baby girl    
Lauren Holiday, who retired last year at the age of 28 to start a family with ...
What They're Saying: FIFA anti-racism task force member Osasu Obayiuwana    
"We never had a single meeting under his chairmanship. I wrote him, more than once, asking ...
U.S. Abroad: Orozco and Arriola back on top with Xolos    
Michael Orozco started and Paul Arriola was a late sub as Tijuana won, 2-1, at Santos ...
MLS Week 29: Results & Standings    
The New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and New York City FC became the first three ...
U.S. Abroad: Another convincing win for Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund    
Borussia Dortmund completed its second perfect week in a row when it beat Freiburg, 3-1, to ...
NWSL: Reign and Flash fight for final playoff berth    
The Seattle Reign, winner of the 2014 and 2015 NWSL Shield as regular-season champion, still has ...
NWSL: Edwards to retire after three pro titles    
Orlando Pride midfielder Becky Edwards, 28, will retire after Saturday's Pride game against FC Kansas City ...
This week in men's college soccer    
No. 1 Syracuse is off to its best start in school history -- starting out 8-0-0 ...
MLS Countdown: Lions and Kreis face crucial test at RFK    
A Saturday game between D.C. United and Orlando City matches teams with identical 7-9-13 records and ...
NASL owners remain 'undaunted' amid turmoil    
In response to reports of its potential unraveling, the six-year-old North American Soccer League issued a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives