Morgan and Wambach lead U.S. Women past Canada

Morgan and Wambach lead U.S. Women past Canada

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Morgan and Wambach lead U.S. Women past Canada


Wambach v. Canada - Reuters


Despite both sides having punched their tickets to the 2012 London Olympics, bragging rights and a No. 1 seed were on the line when the United States Women clashed with Canada last night.

Thanks to the continued brilliance of Abby Wambach and young gun Alex Morgan, the United States trotted out a 4-0 victory to cap off what has largely been a pedestrian Olympic Qualifying.  The US Women outscored their opponents 38-0 throughout the entirety of the tournament.

Morgan finished the game having played a hand in every goal, with two goals and two assists while Wambach notched herself two goals with one assist.

Morgan opened up scoring early in the 5th minute after Wambach flicked the ball into her path to finish a left-footed chance for her first of the game.  Then, 12 minutes after the restart, she took a Lauren Chesney pass down the field before skipping past Canadian keeper Erin McLeod, spinning around and putting the ball home to make it 4-0.

Wambach, always a force up top, grabbed her two goals within five minutes of each other when, in the 24th minute, she headed home a Morgan cross.  Not long after, Morgan teed up Wambach after Carli Lloyd's shot hit the post for Wambach to tap in for a 3-0 lead.

The goals mean Wambach (131) moves up to No. 2 of the US and World all-time scoring lists, behind Mia Hamm (158).

The US Women are undefeated since losing to Japan in the final of the Women's World Cup last summer, outscoring opponents 43-2.

Here are some highlights from the game.

US post-game reaction.

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