U.S. Under-17 falls to Japan in World Cup opener

October 30, 2008
HAMILTON, New Zealand -- The United States under-17 women's national team opened the under-17 Women's World Cup with a 3-2 loss to Japan on Wednesday.

Japan scored the go-ahead goal in the 74th minute off a long ball that settled onto the head of Akane Saito. The Japanese forward flicked the ball with her head to Kei Yoshioka, who settled it at the top of the penalty area and hit a volley into the upper-left corner.

U.S. forward Vicki DiMartino opened the scoring with a goal ...

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