US Women’s Top Japan

Heather O'Reilly's goal celebrationBefore a crowd of 5,323, the mighty US Women’s National Team beat Japan 2-0 in their second to last exhibition before the Women’s World Cup next month in Germany.

The Yanks managed to balance their bruising defense with a creative distribution from midfielders Carli Lloyd and Shannon Boxx.  Amy Rodriguez started off with a goal in the 27th minute with an assist from Heather O’Reilly whose goal in the second half helped the United States past Japan 2-0. Keeper Hope Solo made three saves in her second shutout in five days against Japan.

The Americans wrap up their pre-World Cup exhibition schedule June 5 against Mexico and just three weeks later, will play their World Cup opener against North Korea in Dresden, Germany.

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