Sunday, April 13, 2008

Champs!


It was a game worthy of a Final tonight at Estadio Olimpic Benito Juarez. Give full marks to Canada for some inspired play, some tough defense and a marvelous performance from goalkeeper Erin McLeod. In the end, the fans were treated to a game that shows why people love soccer...full of passion, some great attacking ball possession from the USA, close chances for both teams, great saves by both goalkeepers, a few goals (including Carli Lloyd's magnificent free kick), lots of drama, and yes, penalty kicks. (No matter that they say, most fans love penalty kicks. Maybe not players, though). Speaking of penalties, the USA took some great ones tonight under huge pressure, as did Canada, but kudos to U.S. GK Nicole Barnhart for her huge save to end the match in the biggest match of her career for the WNT to date. The USA stays unbeaten so far under new head coach Pia Sundhage and heads into a well-deserved break after 25 days on the road, which included a training camp in Los Angeles. The team is extremely excited as after three months of traveling abroad, they finally get to come home and play in front of the home fans. First up, Australia on April 27 at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C. See you there...

7 comments:

Jaimeson said...

Congrats on a well deserved win, Ladies! :)

Impedient said...

Congratulations Ladies! Great work, heard it was intense as it went into the penalties and whoa, we have really really tip top keepers!

Up and away for the Olympics!

A fan all the way in Singapore,
Marjory

Khamsin said...

CONGRATS! (again!) ;)

It'll be nice to play some matches in the States next, I bet; good luck!

See you on Fox Soccer Channel! ^_^

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

congrats!!! im soo proud!

looking forward to seeing you guys in cary!

Jesus Brand Jelly said...

Amazing victory, ladies! Enjoy the success, and ride that wave into China! See you back here in the states!

lexis said...

Congrats on the win!! All around awesome game! I can't wait to see you guys in NC at the game against Australia, it's gonna be the BOMB! =]

flowers said...

omg. that was the best game I have ever seen. It was so intense I loved every minute of it. I never lost faith in you guys you were so awesome. Me and my friends cheered for you and waved our american flag proudly! Awesome Game!!