• FT

    Nigeria

    0

    Germany

    1

  • FT

    Sweden

    1

    Argentina

    0

  • FT

    USA

    1

    Japan

    0

  • FT

    Brazil

    2

    Korea DPR

    1

  • FT

    Canada Women

    1

    China

    1

  • FT

    New Zealand

    0

    Norway

    1

WOMEN'S OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT

Guangdong Olympic Stadium

Referee: Pannipar Kamnueng

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U.S Women’s National Team

  • Carli Lloyd 27'

1 - 0

FT

Lloyd's strike gives U.S. win against Japan

QINHUANGDAO, China (AP) -- Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored on a first-half volley to lead the U.S. women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Japan and put the Americans' Olympic title defense back on track at the Beijing Games.

The U.S. looked far from gold-medal form, but did enough against a dangerous Japanese side to pick up a much-needed three points in Group G after dropping its opener against Norway.

The Americans created a host of scoring opportunities, but were only able to capitalize in the 27th minute, when Lloyd volleyed a cross from defender Stephanie Cox just under the crossbar.

The United States, which plays New Zealand in its final group match on Tuesday in Shenyang, has three points in the group. Japan has one point, and faces Norway next in Shanghai.

Scoring Summary

  • U.S Women’s National Team
  • Japan Women
Carli Lloyd (27')
 

Match Stats

  • U.S Women’s National Team
  • Japan Women
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • U.S Women’s National Team
  • Japan Women
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Homare Sawa (74')