Saturday, November 04, 2006

US beats Canada to win Peace

The US women took it to our neighbors to the north today by winning the 2006 Peace Queen Cup 1-0 off a spectacular goal by captain Kristine Lilly (top picture).

"After struggling to create quality chances all game against Canada’s compact and organized defense, the USA finally broke through when substitute midfielder Aly Wagner played a perfect pass into the path of Lilly, who was running into the right side of the penalty area. Lilly cut back hard inside with her right foot, losing Canadian defender Randee Hermus, and then slid to drill her left-footed shot from 14 yards into the left side of the net past diving Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod. "

Canada had a number of good chances to score, but Hope Solo was able to keep her net empty.

Almost 16,000 fans watched the match in Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Lilly won the Cup's Golden Ball for being the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Natasha Kai (bottom picture) was awarded the Bronze Ball as the third MVP.

Canada's Christine Sinclair won the Silver Ball and the Golden Shoe.

Next up for the US women is World Cup qualifying via the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. They will play at the Home Depot Center on November 22nd.



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