scored on a penalty kick in the 120th minute to give the USA a 2-1 victory over Canada in overtime and capture the 2006 Women's Gold Cup
title. USA-Canada Game Summary
The final, played before a crowd of only 6,749 fans at the
Home Depot Center, was anticlimactic after the USA and Canada had won their semifinal games on Wednesday night to qualify for the 2007 Women's World Cup.
Lilly scored the 117th goal of
her international career when she stroked her spot kick past Canada keeper Erin McLeod
after Hawaiian Natasha Kai
taken down in the box for a penalty. Leslie Osborne
put the USA ahead in the sixth minute, but Canada equalized on Randee
' goal shortly before halftime.
The victory extended the USA's current unbeaten streak to a record 32 games and kept its record of winning every Women's World Cup qualifying
In the third-place game, 19-year-old Monica Ocampo
scored two goals to lead Mexico to a 3-0 victory over Jamaica and earn a berth
against Japan in a playoff series.
Elsewhere, Argentina stunned Brazil, 2-0, on late goals by Eva Gonzalez
and Maria Potassa
to win the South America qualifying tournament. Both teams advanced to China '07.