USA 1 China 0. Good omen for world peace.
Photo source: FIFA
OnePacificNews, June 27 2015, Saturday
The US had the edge over China all week.
After grinding out a mildly positive outcome from the 7th US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington DC early in the week, the US followed that up with its women’s football team scoring a narrow but comfortable 1-0 win over China in a World Cup match on Canadian soil on Friday.
The US team dominated the Chinese in a dull game that failed to live up to the hype and expectations in the match’s build-up. The Americans should have won by at least 3-0 as their strikers fluffed a couple of obvious chances either side of the match’s only goal scored by Carli Lloyd in the 51st minute.
The Americans were better organised, more confident and were almost always in control. An upset was increasingly unlikely as the match rolled on. The Chinese had only two shots at goal as they lacked ideas and often showed poor skills and ball control. With this latest victory, the US has won 19 of their last 23 matches with China, drawing the remaining four.
This is a good omen for world peace. It shows the US remains a far superior force to China.