Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Morgan ignites comeback, Sundhage serenades crowd
by Paul Kennedy, September 16th, 2012 11:40PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  australia, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-AUSTRALIA] The USA improved its 2012 record to 22-1-1 with a 2-1 win over Australia Sunday before 19,851 fans, the largest women's crowd ever at the Home Depot Center for a non-Women's World Cup match. The Americans needed second-half goals from Alex Morgan and Shannon Boxx for the come-from-behind win. Afterward, departing U.S. coach Pia Sundhage serenaded the crowd with a rendition of "Jailhouse Rock" on her new Taylor guitar presented to her by her players and signed by them.

The USA faces Australia again on Wednesday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., in what will be Sundhage’s final game at the helm of the national team (TV: ESPN2, 10 p.m. ET).

Australia opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a goal from Lisa de Vanna on a high shot past an outstretched Hope Solo.

Morgan equalized in the 55th minute on a shot from the right side of the penalty area and set up the winner eight minutes later.

Boxx scored the game-winner, sending a penalty kick just inside the right post past a diving Brianna Davey, who had clipped Morgan for a penalty after the U.S. forward ran on to a through-ball from Tobin Heath.

Sept. 16 in Carson, Calif.
USA 2 Australia 1. Goals: Morgan 55, Boxx (pen.) 63; de Vanna 34.
USA -- Solo; O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Rampone (Buehler, 46), LePeilbet (Mitts, 46); Heath, Cheney, Lloyd (Boxx, 46), Rapinoe (O’Reilly, 46); Morgan (Leroux, 78), Wambach (Rodriguez, 67)
Australia -- Davey; Catley, Alleway (Kennedy, 64), Uzunlar, Foord; van Egmond,  McCallum (Simon, 72), Allen (Polkinghorne, 56); Walsh (capt.) (Kerr, 51), de Vanna (Brown, 78), Gill (Gielnik, 71)
Referee: Kari Seitz.
Att.: 19,851.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
By the Numbers: USA ties Hexagonal records with 6-0 win    
The USA tied a record for the most goals in a game and largest margin of ...
What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic    
"Clint's an easy guy to play with. He's strong, he's technical, he makes good runs and ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"Christian is just a natural. The game is easy for him. He's got exceptional skill, vision, ...
Hexagonal: USA gets result it wanted in Port of Spain    
Mexico moved into first place in the Hexagonal with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica, but ...
USA-Honduras: Takeaways from a rare Hexagonal romp    
Well, that was as impressive as it was important. One of the biggest games in the ...
Video Pick: How Clint Dempsey completed his hat trick    
Clint Dempsey, who was sidelined from national team play since last June after being diagnosed with ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"We didn't have anyone else." -- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on why he started ...
USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier Player Ratings     
The USA got very good to excellent performances from its entire squad as it got back ...
WCQ: Atlanta's Martinez injured in Venezuela match    
Josef Martinez, who has set MLS by storm with five goals in his first three games ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I am surprised. What surprises me is we don't seem -- in the last five or ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives