U.S. Women's National Team

Morgan, Wambach help USWNT snap winless streak vs. Japan in 4-1 romp

Morgan Wambach (Reuters)

The U.S. women's national team just keeps on rolling ahead of the upcoming Olympics.

Led by braces from Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, the United States cruised to a 4-1 victory over reigning World Cup champions Japan in a friendly in Halmstad, Sweden on Monday. The result ended the U.S. team's tour of Sweden at 2-0-0 with seven goals scored.

The United States got off to a flying start in the rematch of last year's World Cup final, with Morgan and Wambach each scoring their first goals within the first 10 minutes of the match. Japan pulled one back before halftime through Yuki Nagasato, but Morgan knocked in an insurance goal shortly after the hour-mark. Abby Wambach added insult to injury for the Japanese, scoring her second two minutes into stoppage time.

The Americans will next take on Canada at Rio Tinto Staium on June 30 in their Olympic send off match.

What do you think of the USWNT's win over Japan? Impressed with the play of the U.S. midfield? Come away from the recent friendlies with any concerns about the U.S. team?

Share your thoughts below.

  • pgloerse

    Love the stars above the crest – but hell Nike fixed the MNT jersey’s how about some love for our female Waldo’s!


  • That Guy

    Fictitious Nike exec:

    “Do you know how much it will cost to change the grey numbers? Give em to the women, no one watches them on TV anyway”


  • pgloerse

    Yea cause no one can find whatever lame channel they are on…good note on using the blue jersey’s these Waldos must just be press shots or have they used them yet?


  • Joe+G

    Yes, they played in the home red stripes in Philly against China. That’s the only time they have worn those in a game.

    And I’m sure USSF has fixed the numbers the same way they had to with the men’s jerseys.


  • Lil' Zeke

    No false sense of security though please… We beat Japan by a combined 4-0 going into WC after all


  • deepvalue

    Wish I could have seen the game. Did they play a different style today?. I wonder if they are going to park the bus against Japan a la Chelse v. Barca. Having Wambach and Morgan to counter is kind of like having two Drogbas up top.


  • TomG

    Crazy that it took so long for Morgan to start. Have to wonder what would have happened if she had started in the WC.


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