U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (April 29-May 2): Hope Solo's shutout streak stopped

Reigning European women's champion Umea IK halted Hope Solo's Swedish shutout streak on Thursday, romping to a 5-0 victory over Kopparbergs/Goteborg in Damallsvenskan action.

Laura Kalmari scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season and Emma Lindqvist her fiifth to lead Umea before 2,539 home fans. The loss was K/Goteborg's first following 1-0 victories, with Solo shutouts, over Sunnana SK and Sjalevads IK. Umea has scored 19 goals in its first three games.

Russian League play begins Saturday. Energy Voronezh, with Solo's former Philadelphia Charge teammate Jenny Benson, opens at home against Rossiyanka of Moscow.


* Jenny Benson (FC Energy Voronezh, D1), vs. Rossiyanka, Saturday.
Season league stats: Season-opener.


* Denise Reddy (Malmo FF, Damallsvenskan), at Hammarby IF DFF, Sunday.
Season league stats: 2 games, 0 goals.

* Hope Solo (Kopparbergs/Goteborg, Damallsvenskan) at Umea IK, 0-5 (Thursday).
90 minutes as goalkeeper.
Season league stats: 3 games, 0 goals.

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