Fox Sports World to televise the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Final
August 30, 2002
Coach Karen Richter and Megan Rivera
EDMONTON, Alberta- The US National Team, with Auburn's Megan Rivera and head coach Karen Richter, will face Canada for the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Final on Sunday at 3pm(CST) on Fox Sports World.
Rivera, a sophomore, attained one of the two goalkeeper spots on the team, while Richter has been working as an assistant coach with the US team for over a year.
The "Triple-edge Sword" of Kelly Wilson, Lindsey Tarpley, and Heather O'Reilly has been the driving force to propel the US in the finals of the tournament. In the semi-final against Germany, Wilson scored twice, Tarpley scored once and assisted twice, while O'Reilly made one assist on the night. Jill Oakes capped off the scoring to end the game at 4-1.
The United States made it to the finals, going undefeated in the tournament with a record of 5-0 and outscoring their opponents, 25-2. They will face a Canadian team that has not beaten the US in the past three matches, over two years, managing only one goal to the US's fifteen.
The match can also be followed live on the Internet at www.ussoccer.com.