May 25, 2010
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Lilly scores her 130th for the U.S.
She had done it 129 times before, but Kristine Lilly’s goal in the US’s 4-0 win over Germany on Saturday is the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending May 23.
|Kristine Lilly scored her 130th career goal for the U.S. Women's National Team
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Abby Wambach drove to the near post, drawing a defender before cutting a pass back to Lilly. The 38-year-old midfielder, who is the world’s all-time caps leader, then became the oldest player in U.S. history to score a goal, cutting her left-footed shot off the right post and into the net.
For Lilly, who played in her 345th game for the USA, it was her first goal in a U.S. uniform since Oct. 17, 2007, against Mexico and the 130th of her career.
New England Soccer News Goal of the Week
Week ending April 18: Kelly Smith, Boston Breakers
Week ending April 24: Kasey Moore, Boston Breakers
Week ending May 1: Zack Schilawski, New England Revolution
Week ending May 9: Zak Boggs, New England Revolution
Week ending May 16: Kyle Urso, New Hampshire Mountaineers
Week ending May 24: Kristine Lilly, U.S. Women’s National Team