U.S. women top Ireland in exhibition

September 13, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- Natasha Kai and Heather O'Reilly each scored to help the U.S. women's national soccer team beat Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night to kick off a 10-game post Olympic tour.

It was the first match for the U.S. women since they won the Olympic gold medal with a 1-0 overtime triumph over Brazil on Aug. 21 in Beijing.

The Americans scored first on Kai's header from six yards out. It was her 14th goal of the year and 22nd of her career. O'Reilly sealed the victory with ...

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