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Video: Sensational goal in U-17 Women's World Cup

Courtesy of Soccer America's site, the sensational goal by Japan's Kumi Yokohama against North Korea in the semifinals of the Under-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago:

By Steve Goff  | September 23, 2010; 8:25 AM ET
Categories:  Women  
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"Yokoyama."

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 23, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Kim Jong Il will not be pleased.

Posted by: DCU_Rick | September 23, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Nice goal except for the red traffic cones on the field.

Posted by: delantero | September 23, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Yeah delatero I was gonna say those are the politest defenders I have ever seen in the game of soccer.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 23, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Yokohama - That is Messi in Japanese.

Posted by: UnitedinTx | September 23, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I think those commentators were from the original Iron Chef.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 23, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Ball hog.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | September 23, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Note to Kevin Payne: Sign her to play with DC United as the first femal soccer player in MLS.

Posted by: SoccerGuru | September 23, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Note to Kevin Payne: Sign her to play with DC United as the first femal soccer player in MLS.

Posted by: SoccerGuru | September 23, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse


I'd rather see her with the Freedom.

Posted by: stwasm | September 23, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

If Yokohama were to sign with DCU, she would be the first female player in MLS, but not the first female player on a Washington pro team. Kristine Lilly played for the indoor Warthogs many years ago.

And while we're on the subject of this tournament, let us notice the absence of a USA team. Why, you ask? Because with T&T hosting, FIFA gave CONCACAF only two slots. The geniuses who organized the CONCACAF qualifiying tournament set up the bracket so the USA and Canada would meet before the finals, and only one would advance (Canada advanced on penalties). Mexico showed it belonged in this tournament by losing to Germany 9-0 in its first game.

Posted by: universityandpark | September 23, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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