USA 4 – 1 China

Goals From:

Zhang Rui 23’ (China)

Alex Morgan 34’ 50’ (USA)

36’ (own goal)

Abby Wambach 83’ (USA)



The U.S. Women’s National Team fell behind early but roared back to score four unanswered goals to defeat China 4-1 in the second-to-last domestic match before the team leaves for the 2012 Olympics. A sell-out crowd of 18,573 boisterous fans filled PPL Park to the brims as the Americans put on an entertaining show, scoring twice in each half.

Forward Alex Morgan scored two goals, sandwiched around a China own goal, while forward Abby Wambach capped the night with a spectacular finish seven minutes from the end of the game. China scored in the 22nd minute against the run of play with a goal by Zhang Rui.

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (11-Sydney Leroux, 81), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 62), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (12-Lauren Cheney 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach 
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 14-Meghan Klingenberg, 18-Nicole Barnhart 
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

CHN: 1-Zhang Yue; 3-Zhou Gaoping, 4-Li Jiayue, 5-Wang Dongni, 12-Zhao Hongli (17-Pang Fengyue, 85); 6-Ren Guixin (23-Li Wen 56), 14-Liu Shukun, 16-Wang Xin (15-Xu Yanlu, 68; 21-Wang Lisi, 87), 18-Han Peng (19-Zhou Feifei, 39), 25-Zhang Rui (10-Ma Xiaoxu, 78); 11-Lou Jiahui 
Subs not used: 22-Wang Fei 
Head coach: Hao Wei

Photos : AP

  1. Mia Mon 9 years ago

    thanks for the correction coach! updated the photo already 🙂

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