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
Next up for USA at Copa America: Paraguay, a 5-0 winner over Colombia
June 29th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa america, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

Paraguay, the next U.S. opponent the Copa America, crushed Colombia, 5-0, in their opening Group C game on Thursday in Maracaibo.

Striker Roque Santa Cruz scored a hat trick, and substitute Salvador Cabanas added two more in the last 10 minutes as Colombia collapsed.

Colombia had a chance to go ahead in the 28th minute when it was awarded a penalty for a foul on David Ferreira, but Alvaro Dominguez's weak shot was saved by Paraguayan Justo Villar.

Two minutes later, Santa Cruz broke clear down the left and timed his shot perfectly to beat goalkeeper Miguel Calero. Santa Cruz, who plays for Bayern Munich, needed only 22 seconds to add a second goal in the second half with an almost replica effort.

The veteran Colombian backline fell apart. Santa Cruz beat Inter Milan defender Ivan Corboda once again for his third goal of the game and then Cabanas, one of the Mexican league's best strikers with Club America, added two late goals to complete the rout.

GROUP C SUMMARIES:
June 28 in Maracaibo
Paraguay 5 Colombia 0. Goals: Santa Cruz 30, 46, 80, Cabanas 85, 88.
Paraguay -- Villar, Veron, Caceres, da Silva, Bonet, Barreto, Riveros, Morel, Santana (Vera, 79), Santa Cruz (Lopez, 84), Cardozo (Cabanas, 70).
Colombia -- Calero, Vallejo, Cordoba, Yepes, Arizala (Marin, 63), Dominguez (Torres, 56), Viafara,Vargas, Ferreira, Rodallega (Rey, 76), Perea.
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay).
Att.: 34.500.

June 28 in Maracaibo
Argentina 4 USA 1.
Goals: Crespo 11, 64, Aimar 78, Tevez 75; Johnson pen. 9.
Argentina -- Abbondanzieri, Zanetti, Ayala, G.Milito, Heinze, Mascherano, Veron, Cambiasso (Aimar, 58), Riquelme, Messi (Tevez, 79), Crespo.
USA -- Keller, Wynne, DeMerit, Conrad, Bornstein, Feilhaber, Clark (Beckerman, 79), Olsen (Gaven, 62), Mapp, Twellman (Gomez, 69), Johnson.
Referee: Carlos Candia (Chile).
Att.: 34.500.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: All Pulisic touches vs. Honduras    
The 18-year-old Christian Pulisic scored and had two assists in the USA's 6-0 win over Honduras, ...
Video Pick: Ronaldo hits 70th with perfect free kick    
Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal, a low, far-range free kick off the inside far post, in a ...
Datebook: Hexagonal Matchday 4    
The USA will face Panama Tuesday with a chance to move back into the top three ...
Hex Files: Pinto stays on as Honduras coach -- for now    
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"Every time they attacked it looked like they were going to score ..." -- Minnesota United ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"I don't think there's any perfect way to protest. I think if there was something else ...
Crowd Count: Three USL teams set records in openers    
Three USL teams set club attendance records on opening day, topped by the Richmond Kickers, who ...
MLS Injury Report: Grella out with knee injury    
The New York Red Bulls lost midfielder Mike Grella indefinitely while he undergoes treatment on his ...
MLS Week 4: Crew rookie Hansen hits winner in debut    
Rookie Niko Hansen came off the bench to score the winning goal in his MLS debut ...
USMNT: Arriola called up, four players depart    
Tijuana midfielder Paul Arriola joined to the U.S. national team for its World Cup 2018 qualifier ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives