Saturday, August 9, 2008

Breaking News:

Throughout the Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee sends out e-mails to media with results, press conference schedules and breaking news. Today's 'Breaking News' e-mails surrounding the U.S. game have so far covered track & field, judo, men's archery, 10-meter air pistol -- and of course two about the U.S. game:

4:29 p.m. Beijing / 4:29 a.m. ET:
BREAKING NEWS: Lloyd puts USA up 1-0 in women's soccer
Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.) has put the U.S. women's soccer team up 1-0 against Japan in the 28th minute of the second game in Group G play for both sides. Lloyd gathered a long crossing pass from deep in the left corner on the edge of the penalty in front of the right post and delivered a forceful, rising shot that caught Japanese Miho Fukumoto helpless.

6:10 p.m. Beijing / 6:10 a.m. ET:
BREAKING NEWS: Lloyd's goal stands up, USA earns three points against Japan
A goal by Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.) in the 27th minute was all the U.S. women's soccer team needed to post its first win of the 2008 Olympic Games, claiming a 1-0 victory over Japan at Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium Saturday evening.

With the win, the U.S. earns three points and for the moment joins Norway at the top of the Group G table. Norway plays New Zealand beginning at 7:45 p.m. this evening. The American side will close out group play against New Zealand at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, at Shenyang's Olympic Stadium. The top two teams in each of the three groups and the top two third-place teams advance to the quarterfinals.


wntfanatic14 said...

great game ladies! Natasha Kai should have been played more though, in my opinion.

kazza said...

go usa. bounced back well against a good team.
im from scotland and a huge follower of the usa.
good luck in the next game.

Impedient said...

Congratulations and well done, ladies! We played a MUCH better 2nd half and the through passing were all brilliant.

zoetd said...

Amy Rodriguez: As you were chasing down another ball deep in the offensive end at about the 87th minute, one of the TV announcers said, "She is running like it's the first minute of the game." No goals for you today but your contribution was immense. You had a nightmare of a game. A nightmare for the other team.

Lori Chalupny: I saw a WNT game in person and was lucky enough to be about 15 feet from the touchline. Was blown away by your speed, attacking mentality and work rate. Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery

Carli Lloyd: Someone said once "luck" is when preparation meets opportunity. So many players want to take extra touches on the ball the set up the perfect shot. You prepared enough (for the last 15-20 years) that your first touch was enough.

MARDELLE said...


Stood in front of the TV the whole 90+ minuted. Great game ladies fun to watch. Now New Zeland is next that will be a fun one to watch as well.!! USA USA USA..

Ceridel said...

New Zealand is going to get their butts kicked up and down the turf. Go U.S.A!!!