The 2-0 deficit marked the
first time the USA trailed by two goals at home in almost 12 years.
Mana Iwabuchi's shot from distance and Ogimi's goal gave the Japanese a 2-0 edge they held until Alex Morgan scored the first of two goals just before halftime. Morgan then equalized midway through the second half after Japan had been reduced to 10 players due to Ogimi being ejected for a second bookable offense.
Lindsey Horan came off the bench and scored what appeared would be the winning goal in her Colorado homecoming in the 89th minute, but Yokoyama was put through by Mizuho Sakaguchi and evened the score at 3-3 three minutes in stoppage time.
The draw ended the USA's 11-game winning streak to begin the year. The three goals the U.S. women allowed were the most in a game since a 3-2 loss to Brazil in December 2014, the only other time in the Jill Ellis era they have allowed more than two goals.
The USA and Japan turn around and meet on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
June 2 in Commerce City, Colorado
USA 3 Japan 3. Goals: Morgan 27, 64, Horan 89; Iwabuchi 14, Ogimi 22, Yokoyama 90+3.
USA -- Solo; O'Hara, Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg (Krieger, 74); Brian (Horan, 61), Long, Pugh; Dunn (Press, 61), Morgan, Heath (Mewis, 84)
Japan -- Yamashita; Ariyoshi, Muramatsu, Kumagai, Sasak (Nakasato, 81); Nakajima, Sakaguchi, Utsugi (Kawamura, 46), Ogimi, Chiba (Masuya, 62), Iwabuchi (Yokoyama, 56).