The USA concluded first round play on Thursday by winning the Group C crown at the 2004 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship after a 1:0 victory over Spain at the Sarakul Stadium in Phuket, Thailand.
Jessica Rostedt had the only goal of the match just before halftime for the quarterfinal-bound, USA (3-0-0, 9 Points) as they eliminate Spain (1-2-0, 3 Points) from the FIFA event.
In the other Group C encounter on Thursday, second half goals from Jang Mi Lee and Hee Young Park led the Korea Republic (1-2-0, 3 Points) to a 2:0 win over Russia (1-2-0, 3 Points) at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok.
The FIFA tournament continues for the CONCACAF representatives on Sunday (21 November) as quarterfinal action begins with the USA taking on Australia at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai, while Canada meets China at Bangkok's Supachalasai Stadium.
The semifinals will take place on 24 November, with the third-place match and final scheduled for three days later.
2004 FIFA UNDER-19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
18.11.2004: Phuket, THAILAND; Sarakul Stadium (A: 9652)
USA - SPAIN 1:0 (1:0)
Jessica ROSTEDT 44'
USA: Ashlyn Harris - Meagan Holmes, Rachel Buehler, Becky Sauerbrunn, Stephanie Lopez, Sheree Gray, Alexa Orand, Stephanie Logterman, Meghan Schnur (58: Jen Redmond), Kerri Hanks, Jessica Rostedt (46: Amy Rodriguez). Booked: none
TD: Mark KRIKORIAN
ESP: Lucia Muñoz - Ruth Garcia, Silvia Doblado, Ane Berbara, Zurine Gil García, Miriam Dieguez, Natalia Pablos (74: Ana Romero), Nuria Zufia (56: Irine Murua), Iraia Iturregi, Veronica Boquete, Jade Boho. Booked: Iturregi 83'
TD: Ignacio QUEREDA
R: Virginia TOVAR (MEX)
Photo from AP