Friday, January 20, 2006

US women tie France

The US women played their second match in the Four Nations Tournament today and tied France 0-0. Obviously, it was a defensive affair.

France had a few good counter-attacks, but for the most part the US kept them in check. On the other side of the field, the US spent large amounts of time in France's territory, but could find few openings.

The USA’s best chance of the game came in the 84th minute as Wambach flicked a long ball onto Lilly inside the penalty box and the midfielder squeezed past a defender. She shot with her left foot as she fell away from the goal from 12 yards out, but the ball trickled wide, just inches outside the right post.

In the other match, China beat Norway 3-1. Here is the table:

China - 4 pts
USA - 4 pts
France - 2 pts
Norway - 0 pts

China is in first due to goals scored.

The US has a chance of winning the tournament when they play China on Sunday. However, if China and the US tie, France has a chance of winning provided they beat Norway by more then two goals. If France does not do this and China ties the US, they will win the tournament.



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