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
U.S. women beat Norway for the seventh straight time with 1-0 victory
July 16th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team, women's world cup

MOST COMMENTED

The U.S. women's national team improve its record to 10-0-2 in 2007 with a 1-0 win over long-time rival Norway Saturday on a second-half goal from midfielder Carli Lloyd.

The USA extended its unbeaten streak to 44 games, 43 under Coach Greg Ryan. It was also the USA's seventh straight victory over Norway, by far the longest streak for either team in a series that dates back to 1987. The USA, which has played Norway more than any other country, now leads the all-time series with 20 wins, 18 losses and two ties.

The goal came after second-half substitute Natasha Kai caught Norway napping, playing the ball short and quickly to Kristine Lilly, who took a touch toward goal and spun a wonderful left-footed cross to the far post from just outside the penalty area. The ball dropped perfectly in between three Norwegian defenders to Lloyd, whose diving header from close range beat Norwegian goalkeeper Christine Nilsen into the lower left corner.

"Tonight we went with one of our youngest lineups we've gone with all year long," said Ryan. "When you go over [to the Women's World Cup], you are going to be in these kinds of games where it means everything to both teams and you are playing a great opponent. I am really pleased about how we held up. I thought from the beginning of the game to the end we just got stronger and I was really happy with the core of young midfielders that were all over the park."

Kai and fellow sub Angela Hucles were the only players to face Norway who were not on Ryan's initial 18-player squad for the Women's World Cup he announced last week.

Three game remain in the Send-Off Series: Japan at Spartan Stadium in San Jose on July 28, New Zealand in Chicago on Aug. 12 at Soldier Field and Finland at The Home Depot Center on Aug. 25.

GAME SUMMARY:
June 14 in East Hartford, Conn.
USA 1 Norway 0. Goal: Lloyd 66.
USA -- Solo, Rampone, Whitehill, Markgraf, Lopez, Osborne, Chalupny, Lloyd (Hucles, 74), Tarpley (Kai, 46), Wambach, Lilly.
Norway -- Nilsen, Horpestad, Folstad, Nordby, Christensen, Gulbrandsen, Storlokken, Wiik, Larsen Kaurin (Mykjaland, 78), Giske (Lehn, 74), M.Knutsen.
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA).
Att.: 9,957.

WORLD CUP ROSTER-INITIAL 18
GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS: Tina Ellertson (Vancouver, Wash.), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Marci Jobson (St. Charles, Ill.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif.);
FORWARDS: Kristine Lilly (Wilton, Conn.), Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"He understands where he is in his career. There's going to be games he'll start, games ...
MLS Saturday in brief: NYCFC douses Fire streak    
The Chicago Fire's 11-match unbeaten streak, dating back to April, ended when it fell, 2-1, at ...
Epic: Mike Petke gets something off his chest    
Real Salt Lake's Mike Petke was ejected in the 72nd minute of his team's 1-1 tie ...
USA-Costa Rica: Everything comes together in semis    
The USA entered the Gold Cup with dual goals of getting deep into the tournament to ...
Video Pick: Neymar lights up New Jersey     
While rumors are swirling that Paris Saint-Germain is going to nab Neymar from Barcelona by paying ...
USA-Costa Rica Gold Cup Player Ratings     
The USA played well but not lethally until Clint Dempsey entered the game. The 34-year-old assisted ...
Gold Cup: Concacaf throws book at Salvadorans    
Salvadorans Henry Romero and Darwin Ceren escaped unpunished for their antics in the USA-El Salvador quarterfinal ...
What They're Saying: Jesse Gonzalez    
"The hardest part was how my family was going to react. I think it's something that ...
Liga MX debuts for Americans Gonzalez, 18, and Lopez, 30    
Jonathan Gonzalez, 18, made his Liga MX debut, starting for Monterrey on the opening day of ...
U.S. Abroad: Schoenfeld's Maccabi advances in Europe    
Aaron Schoenfeld was the only American who advanced in UEFA play this week as Israel's Maccabi ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives