The United States drew with Germany 0-0 in a high class clash at the Four Nations women's international soccer tournament on Friday.
Although both sides brought on young starting line-ups, the match was still of high tempo.
The United States dominated the first half, pressuring their opponents with quick passes and sharp centers from time to time. Germany relied more on the counter-attacks, but had better chance to goal in the 37th minute when left winger Anja Mittag's powerful drive from 25 meters forced Hope Solo a full-stretched save.
Two players of the American team collided with each other in the second half and had to leave the pitch due to injuries. Both teams struggled to find the target in front of tough defence, and finally made the goalless draw.
World No. 1 Germany and second-placed United States are preparing for the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007, and take this tournament as a good opportunity to test young players.