Morgan scores to save 1-1 draw for US vs. China
Alex Morgan scored her first goal for the United States in the
83rd minute of a 1-1 draw with China in an international friendly
Ma Jun sent a cross from Zhou Gaoping past U.S. goalkeeper
Nicole Barnhart in the 37th minute to open the scoring. Barnhart is
playing because of a shoulder injury that has sidelined regular
keeper Hope Solo.
Abby Wambach set up Morgan’s goal to help the U.S. finished an
11-match tour ahead of World Cup qualifying.
Qualifying for the 2011 tournament begins Oct. 28 in Cancun,
Mexico, for teams from North America, Central America and the
Caribbean. The U.S. will face Haiti, Guatemala and Costa Rica in
the group stage of the tournament.