Saturday, October 22, 2005

US Women take on Mexico

The American Women close out their 2005 season will a friendly against a young and always improving Mexican side. The US hopes to increase their 838-minute streak without allowing a goal. This streak started last December when these two played. By the way, the US won that one 5-0.

For the US, they are coming off a bit of a sloppy performance last week against Australia. Coach Greg Ryan has made four changes to the squad in order to inspire his side. Speed demon and forward Heather O’Reilly has been brought on along with midfielders Leslie Osborne and Carli Lloyd and goalkeeper Jenni Branam.

Mexico, on the other hand, will be without attackers Maribel Dominguez and Iris Mora. This lack of firepower should help the US defense add some more minutes to their streak.

Legend Kristine Lilly (pictured) should end up just one cap away from her 300th for the national team. Also, if she scores on the night, she will move into a tie with Michelle Akers for the second most goals scored (Mia Hamm is first).

Prediction: US 2 - 0 Mexico

This match will air live on ESPN 2 at 1pm EST. The MLS playoff game between LA and San Jose will follow.

Here are the two teams full rosters:

U.S. Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Jenni Branam, 18-Hope Solo;

DEFENDERS (5): 23-Tina Frimpong, 14-Amy LePeilbet, 15-Kate Markgraf, 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Cat Reddick

MIDFIELDERS (5): 7-Shannon Boxx, 13-Kristine Lilly, 5-Carli Lloyd, 12-Leslie Osborne, 10-Aly Wagner

FORWARDS (6): 6-Danielle Fotopoulos, 8-Shannon MacMillan, 16-Tiffeny Milbrett, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 20-Abby Wambach, 19-Christie Welsh.

Mexico Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Pamela Tajonar, 12-Sophia Perez, 21-Erika Gonzalez

DEFENDERS (7): 2-Elizabeth Gomez, 3-Rubi Sandoval, 4-Monica Gonzales, 5-Jessica Romero, 11-Luz Saucedo, 13- Nancy Gutierrez, 14-Isabel Mendoza

MIDFIELDERS (5): 6-Monica Vergara, 7-Evelyn Lopez, 8-Rebecca Juarez, 16-Connie Villapando, 19-Tania Morales

FORWARDS (4): 9-Guadalupe Worbis, 15-Lulu Gordillo, 18-Veronica Corral, 20-Monica Medina.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home