January 21, 2011

Sweden, Canada Post Come from Behind Victories at Four Nations

Sweden 2, United States 1

Sweden won the opening match of the Four Nations Tournament on goals from Stina Segerström and Kosovare Asllani by a 2-1 margin over the United States. Meanwhile, the United States continued to struggle as they dropped their second match of their last five.

Carli Lloyd opened the scoring with a header off of a corner kick in the 11th minute. Sweden quickly answered with Segerström's goal in the 16th minute. The game remained tied until the 60th minute when Asllani put Sweden ahead.

The United States was outshot by a 12-7 margin in the match. Both sides played without several key players.

Canada 3, China 2

China opened a 2-0 lead in this match, but Canada stormed back in the 2nd half to capture the 3-2 victory.

You Jia scored twice for China to put host team up 2-0 at halftime. Melissa Tancredi cut the lead in half in the 56th minute. Then Christine Sinclair scored the tying goal in the 80th minute and the winner well into stoppage time on a breakaway goal.

Canada is now unbeaten in their last 11 matches dating back to September, 2010. Their last loss was to Germany by a 5-0 margin on September 15.