Japan Beats USA In PK Shootout To Win The World Cup

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Japan has won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath all missed penalties for the Americans, who squandered dozens of chances throughout the game and blew a lead just six minutes from winning their third World Cup title.

The Americans had taken the lead in the 104th minute off a header by Abby Wambach. Alex Morgan, who scored the first American goal, came up with a blocked cross and sent it to Wambach, who was camped in front of the goal on the 6-yard line. Standing a head taller — and then some — from defenders on either side of her, she needed only to nod the ball into the net.

But Sawa flicked in corner kick — earned after 36-year-old captain Christie Rampone raced to clear Yukari Kinga’s chip over Hope Solo off the line.

Japan is the first Asian nation to win the World Cup.

  • badman

    the US women were SO MUCH HOTTER than the Japanese women. They win in the big picture.



    • lydia

      soccer is very popular among Comrad Obama’s socialist bootlickers, you could be right
      –s’e’ek’c’ou’ga’r.c óm–.it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and old’er men, or older women and y’ounger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

  • flea

    SOCCER………..Brought to you by “No-Doz”.

    • LG

      It’s called football…and it’s much more exciting than “football”.

  • Philip Scharfy

    Perhaps some of you soccer mavens can help those of us that just don’t get it.

    1) Why do the lawn fairies run up and down the field pretending they have no arms>
    2) Is the excitement of the game when one of the lawn fairies does an artistic flop when barely nudged?
    3) Or is the excitement in wondering which team the referees are going to award the game to?

  • Wilson

    I blame gay marriage for the loss.


    I think Obama ordered the US team to let Japan win in light of the earthquake.

    • Philip Scharfy

      As soccer is very popular among Comrad Obama’s socialist bootlickers, you could be right!

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