Spain vows to attack vs. Italy in Euro final

Posted: July 01, 2012

Spain will play attacking football against Italy in the European Championship final. The defending champions just hope Italy returns the favor.

Both teams go into Sunday's final at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, promising to maintain the tactics that brought them there. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque promised an attacking lineup with three forwards. He also brushed off criticism that Spain's attack lacks the cutting edge it had during the team's Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup triumphs.

"We have more of an obligation to attack than to defend because we have players with capabilities to do so," del Bosque said Saturday.

Italian coach Cesare Prandelli has promised to maintain the team's current attacking style, which comes as a surprise compared to its normally defensive ways.

U.S. women beat Canada

Amy Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 85th minute to lift the United States past Canada, 2-1, in its final tune-up in Sandy, Utah, before the London Olympics. The Americans next play in their Olympic opener against France on July 25 in Glasgow.

MLS action

Toronto FC 1, New York 1 - The Red Bulls scored in the third minute, and their hosts scored three minutes later.

D.C. United 3, Montreal 0 - Goals by Chris Pontius, Robbie Russell, and Hamdi Salihi did in the Impact at RFK Stadium in Washington.

Seattle 2, New England 2 - Eddie Johnson scored two goals nine minutes apart in the first half to put the visiting Sounders ahead, but the Revolution's Diego Fagundez scored the equalizer in stoppage time moments before the game ended

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