Morgan gives US women 2-1 win against Australia
Alex Morgan scored a goal and set up another as the U.S. women’s
national soccer team overcame a first-half deficit to beat
Australia 2-1 Sunday in the second game on a post-Olympic tour.
Morgan scored the an equalizer in the 55th minute and won a
penalty kick that fellow Southern Californian Shannon Boxx
converted eight minutes later as the London gold medalists shook
off a rough first 45 minutes.
The U.S. has won the first two games on the 10-game tour. The
match drew 19,851 to the Home Depot Center.
Australia went ahead in the 34th minute when Lisa DeVanna beat
Hope Solo after outsprinting two defenders on a run from
U.S. coach Pia Sundhage will guide the team for the final time
in Wednesday’s rematch with Australia in Commerce City,