U.S. captain Kristine Lilly
scored in stoppage time of the first half and Abby Wambach
, Natasha Kai
and Carli Lloyd
added late goals as the USA upped its record in 2007 to
19-1-3 with a 4-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday night in a women's game played on a hard and slick surface that made playing conditions difficult for both teams at Portland's PGE Park.
Wambach's goal was her 20th of the year. It's just the sixth time a U.S. women's player has scored 20 or more goals in a calendar year and makes Wambach the first player to do it twice.
got the start in goal for the USA, her first match since July 2005. GAME SUMMARY:
Oct. 17 in Portland, Ore. USA 4 Mexico 0.
Goals: Lilly 45, Wambach 76, Kai 82, Lloyd
87. USA --
Barnhart, Whitehill, Ellertson (Hucles, 34), Rampone, Boxx (Osborne, 46), Tarpley (Lloyd, 78), Wagner (Kai, 68), Chalupny,
O'Reilly, Wambach, Lilly. Mexico --
S. Perez, Sandoval, Gonzalez, de Jesus Castillo, Gordillo, Saucedo, Vergara, Lopez (P. Perez, 80),
Padilla, Ocampo, Worbis. Referee:
Margaret Domka (USA). Att.: