Rayfield, Team USA Finish Second In Women's World Cup

Illini Head Coach Served as an Advance Scout for U.S. National Team

July 17, 2011

Read Rayfield's updates on the World Cup from Germay here: World Cup Blog

FRANKFURT, Germany – The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, with the assistance of Illinois Soccer head coach Janet Rayfield, reached the championship contest of the 2011 World Cup before falling to Japan on penalty kicks, 3-1, after playing to a tie, 2-2, through extra time. Rayfield served as a scout for Team USA throughout the United States’ World Cup run, providing vital reports about potential elimination round opponents for U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage and the rest of Team USA’s coaching staff.

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