Morgan gives US women 2-1 win against Australia
Sunday, September 16, 2012
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Morgan scored a goal and set up another as the U.S. women's national soccer team rallied from a first-half deficit to beat Australia 2-1 Sunday in the second game on a post-Olympic tour.
Morgan scored the tying goal in the 55th minute and won the penalty kick fellow Southern Californian Shannon Boxx converted eight minutes later as London gold medalists shook off a rough first 45 minutes.
The U.S. improved to 2-0 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, Colo.