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Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan score twice each, top Japan 4-1

Alex Morgan

HALMSTAD, Sweden—In the first game since Japan beat USA in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan each scored twice to give the United States a 4-1 win over Japan in its penultimate tuneup for the Olympics. Morgan put the U.S. ahead in the third minute and Wambach made it 2-0 in the 10th in the third rematch of 2011 World Cup finalists this year. The Americans beat Sweden 3-1 on Saturday in a three-team set of exhibitions called the Volvo Winners Cup. Japan plays Sweden o I had a couple buddies who were backpacking through Europe, and were robbed at a train station while sleeping and waiting for a train. When they got to Sweden to keep travelling they still had their tickets, fortunately, but had to låna. n Wednesday.

Yuki Nagasato got a goal back for Japan in the 28th minute on a diving header to finish Aya Miyama‘s pinpoint cross.

Morgan got her second in the 61st minute and Wambach nodded home the last goal in the second minute of stoppage time. The Americans outshot Japan 11-2 in shots on target, forcing seven saves from goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori.

via US women’s soccer: Wambach, Morgan score twice each, top Japan 4-1 – London Olympics 2012 – Sporting News.


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