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
4. RUSSIA '06: USA moves into U-20 quarterfinals
August 25th, 2006 3:46PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The USA captured first place in Group D at the 2006 U-20 Women's World Championship with a 1-0 win over France Thursday at Moscow's Dynamo Stadium.

Virginia forward Jessica Rostedt scored the game-winner with a dipping shot from 20 yards in the 61st minute to move the Americans into the quarterfinals. They face  Group C second-place finisher Germany, the 2004 U-19 world champion, on Sunday at Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. The USA-Germany clash is a rematch of the 2004 U-19s semifinals that Germany won, 3-1, in Thailand.

UCLA's Val Henderson, the third player to start in the U.S. goal in three games, came up big with key saves on Bleuettes Elodie Thomis, Sabrina Belannoy and Amandine Henry.

USA-FRANCE GAME SUMMARY

QUARTERFINALS:
Aug. 26 in Moscow
BRAZIL-NIGERIA
  • Renata Costa is playing in her fourth world championship for Brazil.
  • The Falconets advanced with an 8-0 win over Finland (after putting 33 shots on goal).

  • RUSSIA-CHINA
  • Elena Danilova, the hosts' best player, was discovered at 11 running track.
  • China knocked out Canada with a 1-0 win on Ma Xiaoxu's fourth goal of the tournament.

  • Aug. 27 in St. Petersburg
    NORTH KOREA-FRANCE
  • The surprise Koreans won all three group games, by a margin of 10-0.
  • French star Louisa Necib is nicknamed "ZZ" after Zinedine Zidane, like her raised in Marseilles to Algerian parents.

  • USA-GERMANY

  • U.S. striker Lauren Cheney is back after missing the first two games with an abdominal strain.
  • Celia Okoyuno da Mbabi, born to a Cameroonian father and French mother, starred on Germany's '04 U-19 team.


  • No comments yet.

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




    AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent Soccer America Daily
    The Good, the Bad and -- holiday greeting cards    
    Europe in a nutshell: A goal of the month volley from Italy, a dive of the ...
    Gall and Gooch lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras    
    The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ...
    Brazil captures women's tourney ahead of USA    
    Brazil won the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia when it tied the USA, 0-0, before 11,000 fans ...
    Claudio Lopez returns to Rapids as director of soccer    
    Claudio Lopez, who played for Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, has returned to ...
    What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
    "I think the MLS have probably made their own problem. New York is owned by Manchester ...
    Video Pick: A keeper gaffe for the ages     
    The record will show that Lierse defender Arjan Swinkels scored an own goal in Saturday's 6-0 ...
    U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
    Brad Guzan made eight saves as 10-man Aston Villa earned a 1-1 tie with Manchester United. ...
    Three takeaways from Liverpool-Arsenal    
    Energetic attacking and sloppy defending in their 2-2 tie Sunday illustrated why Arsenal and Liverpool are ...
    Three takeaways from Club World Cup    
    Real Madrid's winning streak is now 22 games following its 2-0 win over San Lorenzo of ...
    U.S. U-18s split two-game series with Germany    
    The U.S. under-18 men's national team dropped a 3-2 decision to Germany's U-18s to finish with ...
    >> Soccer America Daily Archives