U-20 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Leroux sends U.S. U-20 women past Germany

December 4, 2008
The U.S. U-20 women's national team defeated Germany 1-0 in Coquimbo, Chile, to reach the final of the U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup.

In an intense semifinal, the U.S. relied on a strike from Sydney Leroux, her fifth goal of the event, to come out ahead.

Leroux's goal came in the 21st minute when she slid home a cross from the dangerous Nikki Washington.

The Germans pressed for an equalizer but rarely threatened until Verena Faisst forced a fine reflex save from U.S. ...

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