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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A-Rod leads U.S. to Four Nations title

By Scott French

Amy Rodriguez scored one goal and assisted another Tuesday as the U.S. won the Four Nations event in China.


Rodriguez (Lake Forest/Santa Margarita Catholic HS and USC) fed Carli Lloyd as the Americans took a 31st-minute lead, then finished Tobin Heath's pass into the box in the 67th minute. The goal was Rodriguez's 14th in international play.

Canada beat Sweden, 1-0, in the other finale to finish second. China was third and Sweden fourth.

Redondo Beach's Shannon Boxx (South Torrance HS) and former UCLA star Lauren Cheneystarted for the U.S., and Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar HS) came off the bench in the second half.