U.S. WOMEN: USA beats Iceland with second-half surge

The U.S. women's national team scored three goals in a six-minute span in the second half to defeat Iceland, 3-0, Sunday in its final match of the summer.

Danielle Fotopoulos got two in two minutes, while Shannon Boxx added the clincher in the boiling heat at the Home Depot Center.

With the win, the USA moved to 7-0-0 in 2005 and extended its shutout streak to eight matches. The U.S. women have not allowed a goal this year while scoring 21.

Two players earned their first career caps as Lori Lindsey came on for Angela Hucles in the 63rd minute, and Angie Woznuk, a former U-19 star for the USA, came on for Boxx in the 82nd. The debuts for Lindsey and Woznuk upped the number of players given a cap this year by Ryan to 28. The USA played without team captain Kristine Lilly who was back in her native Connecticut running her annual soccer camps. Defender Kate Markgraf captained the USA. The USA also played without national team regulars Lindsay Tarpley, Heather OÆReilly and Lori Chalupny, who are in Sweden with the U.S. U-21 womenÆs national team that defeated Germany today to earn a spot in its ninth consecutive Nordic Cup championship game. Tarpley had two goals in the 3-1 victory while OÆReilly notched the other.

''I learned that we have a lot of good players,ö said Ryan. ''I'm really happy with everyone who has come in. We've had 24 players in each camp and we've changed the rosters quite a bit. The good news is that we have a lot of good players to move forward with and any combination of the players we've called in can help us down the road. Tina Frimpong, Angie Woznuk and Amy Rodriguez, who is over in Sweden with Chalupny, O'Reilly, Tarpley, are young players that are just going to grow and grow alongside the strong group of veteran leaders we already have on this team in Boxx, Markgraf, Wambach, Kristine Lilly. We didn't even talk about Lilly today, and what a difference she makes.''

July 24 in Carson, Calif.

USA 3 Iceland 0. Goals: Fotopoulos 64, 65, Boxx 69.

USA -- Solo, Mitts, Reddick (LePeilbet, 73), Markgraf, Frimpong, Fair (Osborne, 73), Boxx (Woznuk, 82), Hucles (Lindsey, 63), Welsh (MacMillan, 63), Milbrett (Fotopoulos, 46), Wambach.

Iceland --- Agustsdottir (Sigurdardottir, 86), G.Gunnarsdottir, Arnadottir (Andresdottir, 72), Hendriksdottir, Jonsdottir, Gardarsdottir, Olafsdottir, Sigurdardottir (B.Gunnarsdottir, 46), Johannesdottir (Johannsdottir, 84), Logadottir (Steinarsdottir, 57), Vidarsdottir.

Referee: Kari Seitz (USA).

Att.: 4,378.

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