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

Wednesday.

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.