we'll get you next time *shakes fists*
"It all came down to the final day of the Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing, China to decide a champion, and with the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 2-0 victory over China, the U.S. won the tournament. Canada beat Sweden, 1-0, earlier in the day, so it came down to tiebreakers as both teams were tied for first place with 2-1 records. The first tiebreaker was initially goal difference, followed by goals scored, and then head-to-head, but that was changed prior to the tournament, according to U.S. Soccer. Head-to-head was the first tiebreaker, and since the U.S. beat Canada, the U.S. was crowned tournament champions.
After an evenly played first 30 minutes between the U.S. and China, the U.S. were finally able to make the most of its first corner kick of the game. Carli Lloyd played it short to Amy Rodriguez, who hit it back to Lloyd. She beat the defenders, got into the box, and scored just inside the post on the near side. The 31st-minute goal put the U.S. ahead, 1-0. The score remained the same until the 67th minute when Rodriguez scored off a feed from Tobin Heath to make it a 2-0 game. U.S. keeper Nicole Barnhart earned the shutout, and after the match was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament."
This was a tricky tournament for me to compile a roundup compared to the previous one, so I apologize if I missed anything.
Pictorial recap of the Yongchuan Cup
Sources/Help: Sports 163 | Sohu Sports | Canada Soccer[flickr] | US Soccer | Voyageurs Forum | Women's Soccer United | Our Game Magazine
USA vs. Sweden
Match Report | Video Highlights (2)
China vs. Canada
Match Report | Video Highlights
China vs. Sweden
Canada vs. USA
Match Report: (CND) (US) | Video Highlights
Canada vs. Sweden
Match Report | Christine Sinclair's Goal
China vs. USA
Match Report | Video Highlight (2)
Four Nations Tournament's Best Goalkeeper
Nicole Barnhart (USA)
Four Nations Tournament's MVP
Christine Sinclair (CND)
Four Nations Tournament's Highest Scorer
You Jia (CHN)
Up next is the Cyprus Cup in March. It was expanded to include twelve teams, including five that will also be participating in the Women's World Cup this summer.
Group 1: Canada, England, Italy, Scotland.
Group 2: France, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Switzerland.
Group 3: Russia, Korea Republic (South Korea), Northern Ireland, Korea DPR (North Korea)
(Oh dear, we'll be wearing the new kits won't we D:)
I hope you enjoyed the post!