January 25, 2011

US Takes Four Nations Tournament with 2-0 Victory

The United States captured the final match of the Four Nations Tournament with a 2-0 victory over China. Canada defeated Sweden 1-0, but the US wins the tournament on tiebreakers.

Carli Lloyd scored in the first half off a corner kick with the US playing it short and then Lloyd hammering home a blast. Amy Rodriguez scored in the 67th minute to up the lead at 2-0 which is where it finished.

It was Christine Sinclair scoring the winning goal in Canada's 1-0 victory. A long header out of the back started the play, with Sinclair beating three Swedish defenders to the ball and hitting a low shot past the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area.