US women beat Sweden 3-1
Abby Wambach’s 136th career goal for the U.S. women’s team led
the Americans past Sweden 3-1 Saturday in a tune-up for the London
Wambach connected just 8 minutes in, then Alex Morgan scored in
the 22nd. Sweden’s Lotta Schelin scored in the 35th minute, and
substitute Tobin Heath sealed the game with a header 11 minutes
into the second half.
Wambach’s goal came off a goalkick from `keeper Hope Solo.
Heather O’Reilly won the ball in the air, nodding it to Wambach.
She turned on a defender and her half-volley from 35 yards caught
keeper Hedvig Lindahl out of her goal.
The U.S. team will have one day of rest before facing Japan on
Monday. The Japanese beat the Americans for the World Cup title