August 22, 2006

Poach Notches An Assist To Help U.S. To 4-1 Win At World Championships

Aug. 22, 2006

Santa Clara, Calif. - Santa Clara midfielder Amanda Poach assisted on the game-winning goal to help the United States Under-20 national team win its second straight game at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. Poach set up Danesha Adams for the Americans' second goal in a 4-1 victory over Argentina. Jordan Angeli started her second straight game for the U.S. as well, helping the Americans to a 2-0 start in pool play.

The U.S. wraps up pool play on Thursday, Aug. 24 against France at 8:00 a.m. PT at Dynamo Stadium in Moscow. Fans can follow the game live on U.S. Soccer's Matchtracker at www.ussoccer.com. Having already advanced to the quarterfinals, the U.S. will need a victory to win the group as France has a superior goal differential.

Poach set up Adams for the goal by maneuvering around a defender in midfield before chipping a ball over the top of the defense, where Adams ran onto the ball and knocked it over the goalkeeper. Adams then slotted home a volley to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute. Poach has now started both matches for the Americnas, playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo and 45 minutes against Argentina.

Angeli has also started both games, playing 45 minutes against Congo and 76 minutes against Argentina. Angeli and Poach are sending regular updates from Russia. Click here to read.

For more information on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship, click here.