Chester, PA (Sports Network) - Alex Morgan tallied a pair of goals to lead the
United States to a 4-1 win over China in a friendly at PPL Park on Sunday.
The Chinese jumped out to the lead midway through the opening half on a goal
from Zhang Rui, but the Americans stormed back to score four times without
reply to claim the win.
Morgan netted the equalizer in the 35th minute when she finished off a
deflected pass from Heather O'Reilly.
China fell behind 2-1 a few minutes later after an own goal from Zhou Gaoping,
and Morgan added to the lead with her second goal of the contest in the 50th
Christie Rampone's long ball released Morgan and she was able to hold off a
defender and beat goalkeeper Zhang Yue.
Morgan then turned provider in the 83rd for Abby Wambach, who netted her 135th
international goal to cap the win.
The next match for U.S. women comes on June 16 against Sweden in the Sweden
Invitational, where the Americans will also face Japan.
The Sports Network