Friday, June 10, 2011

U.S. women needed this shot to beat Mexico’s 16-year-old keeper

After 90-plus minutes of near misses and excellent saves from Mexico's 16-year-old goalkeeper Ceci Santiago, the U.S. finally broke the scoreless deadlock with Lauren Cheney's superb injury time winner from distance. It was its final match before the Women's World Cup in Germany, and that goal from Cheney was pretty much as good a send-off as you can get without it raining gold coins and ice cream.

It wasn't a great performance for the U.S. team that is somehow still ranked No. 1 in the world despite almost missing out on qualification for the World Cup. But it was enough to avenge its CONCACAF semifinal loss to Mexico back in November, which some dubbed "the biggest upset ever." And as long as it can keep scoring dramatic late winners like this, it should do fine. (That's my impression of expert analysis.)

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