U.S. takes Abby road to semifinals

October 1, 2003
By Marc Connolly
FOXBORO, Mass. - Yankees-Red Sox it wasn't.

The home side's 1-0 victory over Norway lacked the drama, the level of execution and the back-and-forth play of the usual type of classic rivalry match that was mentioned going into this Women's World Cup quarterfinal.

But what 25,103 fans at Gillette Stadium were treated to on Wednesday night was typical Norway-U.S. It's never pretty. It's never too technical, or even tactical, for that matter. Instead, it's always more of a case ...

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