Morgan gives US women 2-1 win against Australia

BY foxsports • September 16, 2012

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 midfield.

U.S. coach Pia Sundhage will guide the team for the final time in Wednesday's rematch with Australia in Commerce City, Colorado.


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