Wambach leads USA past Japan 2-0 in exhibition

BY foxsports • May 14, 2011

Abby Wambach scored and set up Amy Rodriguez's first-half goal to lead the United States to a 2-0 win against No. 4 Japan in a friendly on Saturday.

Wambach's 118th career goal came in the 29th minute when she headed in a 40-yard free kick by Ali Krieger. Eight minutes later, Wambach took a pass on the right flank from Heather O'Reilly and found Rodriguez at the near post.

Japan played its first match since devastating earthquakes and a tsunami in March. A moment of silence was held before the game.

The teams will play again Wednesday as they prepare for next month's FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.


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