USA beat New Zealand 2 – 1 in a international friendly soccer match in Frisco, Texas.
Hannah Wilkinson 49’ (New Zealand)
Alex Morgan 88’ 90+3’ (USA)
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U.S. forward Alex Morgan scored the tying and the match winning goal in the closing minutes as the U.S. Women’s National Team came from behind to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 25,677 at FC Dallas Stadium.
Just minutes from losing a hard-fought match in which New Zealand proved to be a great opponent with big heart and gritty intensity, the USA gave the home fans plenty to cheer about in a wild and dramatic final five minutes.
Attendance: 20,677 (sell out)
1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Sydney Leroux, 81); 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (15-Megan Rapinoe, 62), 12-Lauren Cheney (16-Lori Lindsey, 81); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 17-Tobin Heath
Head coach: Pia Sundhage
1-Jenny Bindon; 2-Ria Percival, 5-Abbey Erceg, 6-Rebecca Smith (capt.), 7-Ali Riley; 4-Katie Hoyle, 8-Hayley Moorwood (12-Betsy Hassett, 61), 11-Kirsty Yallop, 9-Amber Hearn, 10-Sarah Gregorius, 17-Hannah Wilkinson (13-Rosie White, 74)
Subs not used: 3-Anna Green, 14-Holly Patterson, 16-Annalie Longo, 19-Kristy Hill, 21-Erin Nayler
Head coach: Tony Readings