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

last year.