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
4. RUSSIA '06: USA crushes Germany, 4-1
August 28th, 2006 1:30AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Tim Schulz's U-20s produced one of the most emphatic performances by a U.S. women's team at the international level in recent years when they crushed defending women's youth world champion Germany, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2006 U-20 Women's World Championship Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Players from four California schools contributed to all four goals. UCLA midfielder Danesha Adamsscored twice, her second and third goals of the tournament, while Stanford freshmanKelley O'Hara opened the scoring for the USA in the 36th minute. USC forward Amy Rodriguez got the fourth goal in the final minute of regulation. Crosses from Santa Clara's Amanda Poach set up the first two goals near the end of the first half. The Americans's long-ball game caused all kinds of problems for Germany, which was outshot 15-5.

The win avenged a 3-1 loss to Germany the semifinals of the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand. The USA returns to Moscow to meet China in the semifinals on Thursday. The Chinese crushed host Russia, 4-0, in the quarterfinals. North Korea moved into the semifinals of a FIFA tournament for the first time with a 2-1 victory over France on Hong Myong Gum's goal off a corner kick in the 90th minute. Brazil surrendered its first goal of the tournament but hung on to beat Nigeria, 2-1, in the other quarterfinal.

USA-GERMANY GAME SUMMARY

USA-CHINA WOMEN'S FRIENDLY:
The USA (10-0-3 in 2005) defeated China, 4-1, Sunday in the first women's international at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Kristine Lilly led the USA with two goals, giving her 112 in 310 international appearances. Cat Whitehill and Aly Wagneralso scored for the USA, which came back from a one-goal deficit. "We worked them very hard and put them under a lot of pressure," said head coach Greg Ryan. Briana Scurry made her first appearance in the U.S. goal since 2004.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
Video Pick: Golazo by Dortmund's Dembele vs. Manchester United    
Why did Borussia Dortmund spend a reported $15 million to get 19-year-old Ousmane Dembele from French ...
Arsenal names roster for U.S. trip    
Arsenal's preliminary list of players who will travel to the United States includes American midfielder Gedion ...
What They're Saying: Axel Sjoberg    
"I don't think I have to sell myself to Dominic Kinnear. He picked the team and ...
USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup    
The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it ...
MLS Countdown: Marsch comments roil waters for derby    
Three times a year comes the question: will New York be red or blue? The Hudson ...
Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets another USL record    
FC Cincinnati set a USL single-season attendance record when it drew 16,127 fans Wednesday at Nippert ...
MLS Countdown: Quakes duo has red cards rescinded    
The San Jose Earthquakes will have their Panamaniacs available for a game at Real Salt Lake ...
MLS Moves: Orlando bolsters backline with Aja signing    
The first player signed by Orlando City after the hiring of head coach Jason Kreis has ...
U.S. Abroad: Ankle injury sidelines Hyndman    
Emerson Hyndman, who joined Premier League club Bournemouth from Fulham as a free agent in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives