|CONCACAF GOLD CUP RESULTS|
After twelve months of drought in this part of the country rain came to the Rose Bowl.
A wet soggy field meant that both teams adjusted their previous playing styles, and Canada played bunker style, with just Hooper up front, For most of the game no other Canadian player moved out of their own half. Relentless position, speed and control by the USA resulted in the best goal seen in the whole tournament. It started with Lilly's left wing acceleration past Chapman, her brilliantly crossed ball across the goal and finished by Milbrett's out of this world left footed unstoppable volley into the roof of the net. In a Fellini like scene with the fog shrouding the players so that they would appear and dissapear at random on the field, a goalmouth melee following a corner kick and typical positioning by Hooper resulted in an equalising goal in the closing minute of the first half.
The second half was all USA and the Canadians seemed to be tiring physically and mentally but opened up their game some in the last fifteen minutes as they attempted to score and avoid going into overtime.
The match went into overtime and an story book ending for the U.S. Mia Hamm supporters in the stands as Hamm's speed took her past the last defender, and she chipped the golden goal over the advancing keeper.