USA 2 – 0 Japan
Amy Rodriguez 28’ (USA)
Heather O’Reilly 69’ (USA)
The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Japan 2-0 to win its second game in four days by the same score line against the world’s fourth-ranked team. Heather O’Reilly had an assist and a goal, setting up a goal by Amy Rodriguez in the 28th minute before bagging one herself in the 69th.
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Rachel Buehler (capt.), 14-Stephanie Cox (6-Amy LePeilbet, 46); 9-Heather O’Reilly (12-Lauren Cheney, 72), 7-Shannon Boxx (16-Lori Lindsey, 61), 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe (17-Tobin Heath, 84); 8-Amy Rodriguez (13-Alex Morgan, 61), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 3-Christie Rampone, 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Jill Loyden, 22-Whitney Engen, 23-Sinead Farrelly
Head coach: Pia Sundhage
JPN: 12-Ayumi Kaihori (1-Miho Fukumoto, 71); 3-Azusa Iwashimizu, 4-Saki Kumagai, 15-Aya Sameshima 2-Yukari Kinga (16-Maiko Nasu, 78); 6-Mizuho Sakaguchi (13-Rumi Utsugi, 74), 8-Aya Miyama, 10-Homare Sawa (capt.), 11-Nahomi Kawasumi (18-Karina Maruyama, 63); 9-Shinobu Ohno (7-Kozue Ando, 74), 20-Mana Iwabuchi (14-Emi Nakajima, 78)
Subs not used: 5-Kyoko Yano, 17-Yuki Nagasato, 19-Megumi Takase
Head coach: Norio Sasaki
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