The USA completed a sweep of group play at the Peace Queen Cup in Suwon, South Korea, with a 2-0 win over Italy Thursday thanks to two goals
by Abby Wambach
, who increased her career total to 98 international goals.
The two goals on either side of halftime were classic Wambach, the
first coming on a powerful dribbling run and the second a towering header.
Two more goals for Wambach will put her in an elite club of U.S. women 100-goal scorers that includes Mia Hamm
, Kristine Lilly
, Michelle Akers
The Americans will face Group A winner Canada Saturday at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. GAME SUMMARY:
June 19 in Suwon
USA 2 Italy 0.
Goals: Wambach 41, 51. USA --
Barnhart, Mitts (Chalupny, 66), Buehler,
Markgraf, Cox, White (Heath, 46), Hucles, Lloyd (Wagner, 76), O'Reilly, Kai (Cheney, 46), Wambach (Rodriguez, 81). Italy --
(Guagni, 53), Schiavi, Perelli, Motta, Tuttino, Zorri, Boni (Iannella, 71), Gabbiadini (Fuselli, 46), Panico, Conti. Referee: