U.S. WNT ADVANCE TO SEMIFINAL, LOOK AHEAD TO BRAZIL; WOMEN'S NIKE FRIENDLIES WRAP UP AT HOME DEPOT CENTER
Sep. 24, 2007
TIANJIN, China (Sept. 22, 2007) – The U.S. Women’s National Team scored three goals in a 13-minute span early in the second half to defeat England, 3-0, putting on a commanding quarterfinal performance to advance to the semifinals of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA got goals from Abby Wambach in the 48th minute, Shannon Boxx in the 57th and a capper from team captain Kristine Lilly in the 60th minute to effectively put the match out of reach. The USA, which has advanced to the semifinals in all five Women’s World Cups that have been contested, will now face Brazil in a rematch of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal game. Brazil topped a strong Australian team, 3-2, in their quarterfinal match, with a 75th minute strike from Cristiane put them through to the semis. The USA-Brazil semifinal will be played at Dragon Stadium in Hangzhou on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. local time. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 starting at 7:55 a.m. ET.