ALBUFEIRA, Portugal (March 5, 2008) - The WNT came flying out of the gates in their 2008 Algarve Cup opener vs. China, scoring just five minutes in, and never looking back enroute to a 4-0 thrashing. The U.S. received goals from Lindsay Tarpley, Tobin Heath, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd.
Next up the United States will face Italy, Friday, March 7. Kickoff from Restinga Stadium in Alvor is slated for 8:45 a.m. ET. Fans can follow along on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.
- U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT -
Match-up: USA vs. China
Competition: 2008 Algarve Cup
Venue: Municipal Stadium; Albufeira, Portugal
Date: March 5, 2008; Kickoff – 1:45 p.m. local / 8:45 a.m. ET
Weather: Sunday, very windy – 63 degrees
1 2 F
USA 1 3 4
CHN 0 0 0
USA – Lindsay Tarpley (Carli Lloyd) 5th minute
USA – Tobin Heath (unassisted) 47.
USA – Abby Wambach (Shannon Boxx) 64.
USA – Carli Lloyd (Natasha Kai) 69.
USA: 24-Nicole Barnhart; 26-Rachel Buehler, 15-Kate Markgraf (14-Stephanie Cox, 46), 3-Christie Rampone – Capt., 17-Lori Chalupny; 7-Shannon Boxx (16-Angela Hucles, 70), 11-Carli Lloyd, 5-Lindsay Tarpley (13-Tobin Heath, 46), 9-Heather O’Reilly (10-Angie Woznuk, 78); 19-Amy Rodriguez (6-Natasha Kai, 60), 20-Abby Wambach (8-Lauren Cheney, 78).
Subs not used: 18-Hope Solo, 4-Cat Whitehill, 12-Leslie Osborne.
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage
CHN: 1-Zhang Yanru, 3-Le Jie Capt., 4-Kun Wang, 6-Zhang Ying (5-Jiang Shuai, 72); 7-Bi Yan, 8-Zhang Na (17-Zhang Cheng, 80), 11-Xie Caixia (14-Guo Yue, 70), 16-Liu Yali, 20-Zhang Tong; 22-Xu Yuan (10-Yue Min, 80), 9-Han Duan.
Subs not used: 2-Yuan Fan, 12-Qu Feifei, 15-Zhou Gaoping, 18-Weng Xiaojie, 21-Song Xiaoli.
Head Coach: Elisabeth Loisel
USA / CHN
Shots: 21/ 5
Shots on Goal: 11 / 3
Saves: 3 / 6
Corner Kicks: 9 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 5
Offside: 3 / 1
Referee: Jacqui Melksham (Australia)
Asst. Referee: Allyson Flynn (Australia)
Asst. Referee: Jacqueline Leleu (Australia)
4th Official: Pannipar Kamnueng (Thailand)
Sierra Mist Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd