August 20, 2000
Canada forces 1-1 draw with USA squad
that was unable to finish
United States 1
Stadium - Kansas City, Mo.
August 20, 2000 - Kickoff 2:00 p.m. CT
Weather: Very hot, breezy -- More than100°F on the field
USA Lilly (Penalty
Kick) 74th minute.
Canada Walsh (Kiss) 75
18 Mullinix (1 Scurry, 23)
6 Chastain ( Parlow, 57 )
9 Hamm (10 Akers, 77 )
17 Burtini (14 Lee, 77)
Hooper (caution) 20
Boyd (caution) 41.
Referee Ali Saheli (USA)
Asst. Referee Shahram Pourazari (USA)
Asst. Referee Calin Znamirovschi (USA)
A much improved but
defensive Canadian team managed to obtain a rare tie with their southern
neighbours whose perfunctory performance in front of the goal was aided
and abetted by a wall of defenders though much of this game.
Fortunateley, for the home team and their fans, one of their best players
and current scoring leader was allowed to play a few minutes of the second
half. Substitute Parlow earned a penalty kick with a dominating performance
that reminded one that she could be the teams future superstar and replacement
for Akers given the opportunity. Her presence was evident from the time
she entered the game and her skill level was responsible for for the only
allowed Canada even up the score within one minute for inspite of being
forced to play from a defensive position throughout the match their physical
style of play was a reminder to the USA that they will face Norway next
Post game quotes
U.S. Head Coach
wasn't about Canada or what our series record is against them. Today,
we were playing ourselves. We were
very pleased with the second half. We battled, fought, clawed and created
chances and had some very bright moments, and at the end of the day,
it's pleasing to see how hard they played the last 30 minutes."
I think we played pretty well. We are a bit fatigued now and that
led to a couple of technical breakdowns, but you have to give Canada
credit. They came out and played hard and pressured us all over the
field. Our mindset coming into every game has to be to go out there
and take it from the other team. No other team is going to give it to
us. We have to play for 90 minutes, because one half isn't going to
do it. We're all looking forward to going on the break and coming back
revived, rejuvenated and refocused."
starter Mullinix in 23rd minute after Hooper had clashed with Mullinix
while both were sliding for a through ball. Scurry was forced to make
just one save just before halftime when she captured a 17-yard blast from
Hooper with a diving save.