Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Four in Fredrikstad

Excellent win for the USA today. It's never easy to win in Europe and the team put together a pretty comprehensive peformance. Kudos to Abby Wambach for her 99th career goal! One more to the century mark. She's got five career goals against Sweden, but those Swedes are tough. If she doesn't get it on July 5, she'll have to more chances before the Olympics, against Brazil on July 13 and 16. Unlike the 4-0 win at the Algarve Cup, the USA scored four very nice goals, including Angela Hucles' strike from distance! An early candidate for goal of the year? We'll try to get those highlights up ASAP, but it will be a long travel day for the U.S. team tomorrow...ummm...today. The squad leaves at 5:30 a.m. (gulp!) for Oslo, will then fly to Stockholm, then take a flight to northern Sweden before hopping a bus for 1.5 hours up to Skelleftea, which is about 100 miles below the Arctic Circle. You thought it stayed light late in Fredrikstad...

Christie Rampone and Lindsay Tarpley chat in the locker room before the Norway match.
"Hey Tarp, how about you score in the fourth minute today?"

5 comments:

Impedient said...

I just knew we would do a repeat of the 4-0!

WAY TO GO GIRLS!

neal barbera said...

way to go girls! pia has this team in shape! they can run for 90 minutes! great too see!

Shawn Borror said...

I saw the pics of the website of Carli - what happened that she had to wear that brace? Nothing was said in the article.

Yana said...

well done! nice win ladies, looking forward to the next few games and the olympic matches! good luck!!!

Ange R. said...

Awesome girls! I'm glad they are doing so well to represent their country and women's soccer!

Thanks for keeping us updated with your blogs :]!

Keep it up!