Sunday, January 20, 2008

Four Nations Champs

Congrats to the USA, the 2008 Four Nations Champions! The game against China was definitely a “tight” match, even though the Chinese didn’t create too many dangerous scoring chances. Still, anytime it’s 0-0 anything can happen. Fortunately for the USA, Shannon Boxx happened. Her goal was similar to several she’s scored for the USA in the past (remember her header against Sweden in the 2003 Women’s World Cup? Sort of like that, but not from such a sharp angle) and certainly a clutch play as China was definitely making things difficult. The USA has three or four chances more that could have produced goals, but needed some sharper finishing. Still, anytime you can come to China and beat China, it’s a great result. Remember this: China gave up just one goal in three games.