UCLA Star Lauren Cheney Leads U.S. to Opening Win in 2011 World Cup

Former Bruin Lauren Cheney is emerging as a key weapon for US Women's Soccer Team. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

This has been fanshotted already but it really deserves its front page post. The U.S. Women's Soccer Team started off the much anticipated 2011 World Cup on a grand note this evening across the pond by beating up North Korea by a score of 2-0. The best part of the news - former Bruin legend Lauren Cheney got the party started by scoring the first and what turned out to be game winner in this match. As reported at the time by Kevin McCauley of SBN:

The United States came out of halftime a much more determined and dangerous looking side, and it took less than 10 minutes for that renewed energy to pay off. The U.S. women looked a bit sluggish in the first half of their opening 2011 Women's World Cup game against North Korea, but they've been anything but in the second half, and after 54 minutes the USWNT has a 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal by Lauren Cheney.

Congrats to Lauren Cheney and rest of the Yanks. As muircoach took note few days ago - this is not the first time Lauren Cheney rocked hard for our soccer team.

The U.S. returns to action to face Colombia on Saturday, July 2, at 11:30 a.m. ET live on ESPN, ESPN3.com and Galavision.

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