Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lineups Are In!

Lineups are in for today's match vs. Japan. The U.S. makes two changes, with Stephanie Cox taking the place of the injured Lori Chalupny (see previous post), and Amy Rodriguez getting the nod replacing Natasha Kai.

USA: 18-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 15-Kate Markgraf, 3-Christie Rampone - Capt., 14-Stephanie Cox, 15; 9-Heather O'Reilly, 7-Shannon Boxx, 11-Carli Lloyd, 5-Lindsay Tarpley; 16-Angela Hucles, 8-Amy Rodriguez.

JPN: 1-Miho Fukumoto; 2-Yukari Kinga, 3-Hiromi Ikeda, 4-Azusa Iwashimizu, 7-Kozue Ando; 5-Miyuki Yanagita, 8-Aya Miyama, 10-Homare Sawa, 15-Mizuho Sakaguchi; 17-Yuki Nagasato, 11-Shinobu Ohno.

Follow along today live on USA Network, the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel (which we have seen recently added to Direct TV as channel 755), via online video at nbcolympics.com, or with ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.

7 comments:

Zar000000 said...

Carli just popped one in, NICE !

Kylie said...

Aw, poor Chalups...best to keep her safe though...

After the first half, I would like to say:
Welcome back. We missed you.


Great to see the team playing well, what a SHOT from Carli Lloyd! I could watch it over and over. Boxxy has been playing so much better, winning balls left and right. Hao and Mitts have carried over from where they left off last game, and A-Rod's speed is going to get her a goal.
I'd better stop now as it's only half, but complete change from last game, and I LOVE it (especially since it's 4AM and I can't yell at the tv screen as much)

Kylie said...

Now that game was totally worth the 3:45 wakeup.

Good job! I almost had a heart attack in the last 5 minutes though...phew...
Can't wait for Tuesday's game!

ebendz said...

wow def worth waking up at 4 a.m. great job by every one. carli's shot was amazing and holy heather mitts.i was surprized she didn't score:) hao is beasting out on the field really givin every one a run for there money. great game!

Zar000000 said...

Nice game y'all, great to see every one giving their heart. speed and oomph! Good example by Kate with the bicycle kick early on ...


Looking forward to the next game,

Hey does anyone know if those red Olympic tanks the ladies were wearing on their siteseeing are available for sale anywhere? My daughter would like one

prague1 said...

Congrats, US Women, on your victory over Japan! Can't wait to see the match at 10 a.m. local time (Portage, MI, Tarpley's hometown)! Keep in mind the Women's National Team's long history of overcoming the odds as you advance to the GOLD! We're tuned in over here and with you in spirit and mind! Margaret von Steinen, Kingdom Soccer Public Relations

M said...

I got up at 2 am to see this match and then fell back to sleep but woke up again to see the second half - WAY to GO Ladies!!!!

You are gaining momentum....no stopping you now!