United States 4
to Glory Tour
Spartan Stadium - San Jose, California.
1, 2000 - Kickoff 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Attendance: 26,853 (Sell Out) Weather: Wet, cold - 52° F
Foudy (MacMillan) 14
Hamm (Parlow) 66
Hamm (Foudy) 69
3 Pearce ( Overbeck, 78 )
6 Chastain (17 Slaton, 69 )
8 MacMillan (5 Serlenga, 76 )
16 Milbrett (12 Parlow 59 )
Parlow (caution) 86.
1 Andreia (12-Maravilha, 80)
2 Nene (15 Gomes, 67 )
6 Tania (16 Rosana, 67 )
7 Formiga (17 Suzana, 82 )
8 Cidinha (5 Alves, 80 )
9 Katia (14 Raquel, 67 )
11-Roseli (13 Maicon, 67 )
Monica (caution) 11.
Katia (caution) 16
Rosana (caution) 85
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)
Asst. Referee: Robert Sabella (USA)
Asst. Referee: Romy Kozak (USA)
4th Official: Jeffrey Foward (USA)
On the importance of the game:
"This was a feel good game. It is important to go the Olympics with
confidence. We have to know that we can create chances and score ...
We did just that. The game can sometimes be stubborn but there are other
times that is it generous. Tonight was one of those (generous) games
On life on the
road over the last few months:
"It has been tough to be on the road ... We have been on the road for
3 of the last 4 months. It is like the NBA with all the travel. But,
you have to be a professional and get results under these difficult
On the scoring
slump over the last few games:
"We have been spoiled as a nation ... We (Americans) are used to the
team scoring so many goals. The game is not always like that. It can
be stubborn and other times it can be generous. Tonight it was generous
On the Olympic
"We have to be at our best every time. There is no easing into the Olympic
On the game:
"This is a team of personalities. If they focus on me, they will have
trouble with the others. Parlow, Lilly, Foudy, Millbrett and all the
others will step up and get results."
"We cannot control
everything but what we can control is our effort. Tonight, Foudy and
Fair played great. The midfield did not back down from any 50/50 ball.
The defense played with a lot of patience; they did not get beat on
any 1v1's tonight. The Brazilians are magic and fast on the ball, but
our defense shut them down. The defense was solid all night."
On her performance:
"Two goals in a game? Any forward will take that any game."
On beating Brazil
"When things click like they did tonight, you feel good. But Brazil
is a good team. (In the Olympics) Brazil will be tough. When they wake
up tomorrow, they are going to be great and they will be back to their
game. No doubt, this game was a big confidence builder for us. In the
Olympics, we are going to fight hard, but our preparation will be in
vain if we do not get to the second round."
On the team's
"The break was good (coming out of Europe). We really realized with
the Norway and Germany tournaments that road trips can really take it
out of you. When we got back into camp, we worked on the basics, like
finishing. Over the last week, the effort was good. We talked about
fatigue and how we needed to come back focused and rededicated."
On the main obstacle
for the team's goal of bringing home the gold from Sydney:
"There is no one main obstacle ... they are all tough. Norway, China
and Nigeria are all going to be tough. The main thing is to get points,
with the final objective to get to the second round. It all starts with
the first game."
On Cindy Parlow
coming into the game:
"Cindy Parlow gives us a lift every time, but we miss Michelle. You
cannot replace her. We are all just going to have to work harder to
make up for her supreme effort. Tonight, the midfield won balls every
time, nobody backed down. I am proud of the way that we played; the
concentration level was great."