Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Collegian rescues Americans at PPL Park
by Paul Kennedy, October 7th, 2010 1AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  china, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[U.S. WOMEN] University of California senior Alex Morgan scored in the 83rd minute to earn the United States a 1-1 tie with China before 2,505 fans in Chester, Pa., its final game before 2011 Women's World Cup qualifying begins.

The tie preserved the USA's unbeaten streak at home, which stands at 48 games.

The USA fell behind on Ma Jun's full volley from 12 yards in the 37th minute --  the first time it has trailed in a game since March 2009.

Morgan, who came into the match in the 71st minute to earn just her third cap, scored after running on a ball nodded by Abby Wambach into her path.

Morgan, the only player on the U.S. roster still in college, recorded her first goal for the senior national team.

“I think we got some good answers today and I’m very happy,” said U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. “If you look at the first half, I thought we couldn’t connect and China made us look not so good. We struggled a little bit, but even a goal down, the attitude was to come back. Having players come of the bench and change the game like Yael Averbuch and Alex Morgan was a good thing and that was a big goal to tie the game late.”

The USA now heads to the 2010 Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament to be held Oct. 28-Nov. 8 in Mexico.

Oct. 6 in Chester, Pa.
USA 1 China 1. Goal: Morgan 83; Ma Jun 37.
USA -- Barnhart, Mitts, LePeilbet, Rampone, Buehler (Cheney, 87), O’Reilly (Tarpley, 46), Boxx (Averbuch, 71), Lloyd, Rapinoe (Lilly, 46), Rodriguez (Morgan, 71), Wambach.
China -- Zhang Yue (Zhang Yanru, 46), Liu Huana, Weng (You, 90), Li, Zhou, Sun Ling (Pang, 80), Zhang Na, Qu (Sun Lisha, 63), Gu (Yu Fan, 46), Wang Yihang (Xu Yuan, 46), Ma.
Referee: Margaret Domka (USA).
Att.: 2,505.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Felix Magath    
"I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark cheese ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS Week 28] There's a new team atop the Power Rankings as the streaking LA Galaxy ...
NYCFC and Orlando City will draw for player slots    
[MLS EXPANSION] Representatives from New York City FC and Orlando City, the two 2015 MLS expansion ...
What They're Saying: Nasser Al Khater    
"The only question now is when, not if. Summer or winter, we will be ready." -- ...
D.C. United is on verge of clinching    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Preview] MLS's four U.S. entrants are all in action in the Concacaf Champions ...
Olsen is still MLS's youngest head coach    
[MAKING A LIST] Almost four years after being named D.C. United head coach, Ben Olsen is ...
D.C. United rewards Olsen with multi-year extension    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Head coach Ben Olsen, who survived D.C. United's horrific 2013 campaign, the worst in ...
Valeri volleys a golazo on the run     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Portland's Diego Valeri looks set to garner his third ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 6 Washington rebounded from allowing an early goal to beat USF, 2-1, in ...
Howard gaffes cost Everton dearly at home    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton's defensive troubles in the English Premier League continued as it dropped a 3-2 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives