Matches

07/08/2008

JapanUSA

JapanUSA
0:1
0:1 (0:0)
  • Stuart HOLDEN (47')

Summary

Holden hits US past Japan
An opportunistic goal from Stuart Holden was the only difference between the USA and Japan in steamy Tianjin on Thursday. More »

Line-up

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18
4
2
5
3
6
4
7
6
8
7
10
11
12
14
14
15
15
16
16
17

Substitute(s)

2
1
3
5
9
8
11
9
13
10
17
12
18
13

Coaches

Yasuharu SORIMACHI (JPN)
(POL) Peter NOWAK

Officials

Referee: Badara DIATTA (SEN)Assistant Referee 1: Evarist MENKOUANDE (CMR)Assistant Referee 2: Bechir HASSANI (TUN)Fourth official: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)

  • USA coach Peter Nowak gives instructions during his team's opening Group B encounter with Japan.
  • Freddy Adu (L) and Benny Feilhaber of the USA take a breather following their opening win over Japan in Group B.
  • Supporters of US football team cheer
  • Japan's Yuto Nagatomo (R) vies for the ball with Freddy Adu of US during their 2008 Beijing Olympic
  • Maurice Edu (R) of US vies for the ball with Japan's Takuya Honda during their 2008 Beijing Olympic
  • Japan's Keisuke Honda (L) vies for the ball against Robbie Rogers of USA
"We still have a lot of improving to do, but we did some things very well tonight and this is very good for the players' confidence," Peter Nowak, USA coach.