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Morgan leads comeback win before sellout crowd
May 28th, 2012 2:30AM

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[USA-CHINA] The USA came back from a goal down to beat China, 4-1, in its second-to-last home game before the team leaves for the 2012 Olympics. A sellout crowd of 18,573 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., watched the Americans rally thanks to two goals by Alex Morgan, an own goal and a late goal from Abby Wambach.

"I'm very happy scoring goals but the happiest thing for us was we changed the game," said U.S. coach Pia Sundhage. "We struggled a bit in the first half but we turned it around in the second half and the crowd was great. You look at the crowd like this and it makes a difference. In the Olympics we'll have big crowds and in the World Cup we had big crowds. You have to deal with that feeling and you should take advantage of it. Playing in front of this crowd is almost like having a 12th player and it's fantastic."

Prior to the game, Sundhage named the 2012 Olympic team, choosing the 18 players who will travel to the Olympics this summer. All but midfielder Tobin Heath -- who is still rehabilitating an ankle injury -- suited up against China.

Next up: friendlies in Sweden against Sweden and Japan and then a send-off game on June 30 against Canada at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

May 27 in Chester, Pa.
USA 4 China 1. Goals: Morgan 34, 50, own goal 36, Wambach 83; Zhang 22.
USA -- Solo, LePeilbet (Leroux, 81), Rampone (Sauerbrunn, 62), Buehler, O'Hara, O'Reilly (Rodriguez, 46), Boxx, Lloyd (Cheney 46), Rapinoe, Morgan, Wambach.
China -- Zhang Yue, Zhou Gaoping, Li, Wang Dongni, Zhao (Pang, 85), Ren  (Li Wen 56), Liu, Wang Xin (Xu, 68; Wang Lisi, 87), Han (Zhou Feifei, 39), Zhang (Ma, 78), Lou.
Referee: Margaret Domka (USA).
Att.: 18,573.

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