Olympic gold women’s soccer team coming to Carson


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If you failed to get your fill of women’s soccer during the Beijing Olympics, don’t despair. Shannon Boxx and friends are still on their post-Olympics barnstorming tour, modestly titled ‘Achieve Your Gold,’ and will be in town next month.

Having already played a three-game series against Ireland, and due to play the third of three games against South Korea on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., the U.S. women’s national team has added two games against China to a season in which it already is 30-1-1.


The first will be played at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, after which Coach Pia Sundhage’s Olympic gold medal winners will close out the year in Detroit.

If nothing else, the match in Carson should provide an early indication of how well -- or how poorly -- the Los Angeles Sol will draw when it begins play next spring in Women’s Professional Soccer. Three Sol players, Boxx, Aly Wagner and Stephanie Cox, are on the U.S. roster.

-- Grahame L. Jones