Friday, March 10, 2006

US Women get ready for Denmark

The US Women continue their quest for the Algrave Cup tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 10am EST with a match against Denmark.

Earlier this week, the women begin their action with a match against rivals China. The US played strong and controlled much of the game but was much better at finding the goalpost with shots then the goal. China also had a few good shots ring the bars.

However, the big hero of the night for the US was Hope Solo (pictured) who made two rapid fire saves the kept China off the scorecard. It really is amazing. Solo gets a piece of the initial shot, causing it to hit the top bar and bounce right to the feet of a Sun Wen, who takes a quick rebound shot. Solo was going to her right, but somehow manages to dive to her left to make the save. Just beautiful.

The US now face a Denmark team that tied France 2-2 in their opening match. If the US can bring the type of play they showed at the start of the second half to this match, they will walk away happy.

If you want to keep up with the match, it will be available via US Soccer.



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