WNT Jul 21, 2010
The U.S. U-20 WNT picked up a bit 1-0 victory over South Korea today to clinch Group D with Sydney Leroux scoring her fifth goal of the tournament. With the goal, Leroux upped her total to 10 goals in U-20 Women's World Cup play (5 in 2006 and 5 so far in 2008), which we think ties a record, but we'll have to check with FIFA and get back to you on that.
The win sends the USA to Augsburg, site of the full U.S. WNT's match against Germany last October in front of a sold out crowd of 30,000 fans. There won't be that many for the USA vs. Nigeria quarterfinal, but it should be a fantastic match as the talented Africans have played some excellent soccer so far in the tournament. The match will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 5:30 a.m. ET on July 25 so we hope you are a morning person.