USA 5-2 JAPAN Classic Highlights | June 1, 1988 | Panyu, China - Ying Tung Stadium


On June 1, 1988, in only the third meeting between the fledging powers in women’s soccer, the USA and Japan met in the first match of the group stage at the 1988 FIFA Women’s Invitation Tournament in Guangdong, China. The 12-team tournament featured representatives from six confederations and was viewed as a trial of sorts for the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup, which was held in Guangdong in 1991 and won by the USA.

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