The U.S. women's national team beat Japan, 2-0, in the second game of their two-game series. Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored for the USA in the match that was played in Cleveland
and halted in the 76th minute due to inclement weather. The American defense shut down the Japanese, who had scored three goals in the 3-3 tie in Colorado three days earlier.
at the far post for a corner in the 27th minute when she scored after Allie Long dribbled into the box and whipped in a low cross.
Johnston was also involved in the second goal in the 62nd minute as she played a ball
down the right wing to Crystal Dunn, whose cross across the face of goal found Morgan for her team-high 11th goal of the year.
Officials sent the two teams back to the locker room due to lightning and heavy rain.
After a long delay, and with more bad weather rolling in, the matched was called off.
June 5 in Cleveland USA 2 Japan 0. Hoals: Johnston 27, Morgan 62. USA
-- Solo; O'Hara, Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg; Brian (Horan, 57), Long, Press; Dunn (Krieger, 75), Morgan, Heath. Japan -- Yamane; Kawamura (Ariyoshi, 56), Takagi, Kumagai,
Utsugi, Sugita (Nakajima 46), Sakaguchi, Nakasato, Masuya (Sasaki, 65); Sugasawa (Chiba, 46), Iwabuchi (Yokoyama, 64). Att.: 23,535.