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USWNT tops China 4-1 in front of sellout crowd

Alex Morgan, USWNT

The United States women’s national team defeated China 4-1 on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Penn. in front of a sellout crowd of 18,573 fans. Alex Morgan paced the team with two goals and an assist.

As to not repeat content, I’ll direct you all to my match recap and reaction over at U.S. coach Pia Sundhage also named the 18-player Olympic roster before the match on Sunday.

Here are the basics:

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. China
Date: May 27, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: PPL Park; Chester, Pa.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: 18,573 (sell out)
Weather: 82 degrees, warm, humid

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        2 2 4
CHN                        1 0 1

CHN – Zhang Rui (Lou Jiahui)                22rd minute
USA – Alex Morgan                               34
USA – own goal (Zhou Gaoping)            36
USA – Alex Morgan (Christie Rampone)  50
USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)     83

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (11-Sydney Leroux, 81), 3-Christie Rampone (capt.) (4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 62), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (12-Lauren Cheney 46), 15-Megan Rapinoe; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 14-Meghan Klingenberg, 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

CHN: 1-Zhang Yue; 3-Zhou Gaoping, 4-Li Jiayue, 5-Wang Dongni, 12-Zhao Hongli (17-Pang Fengyue, 85); 6-Ren Guixin (23-Li Wen 56), 14-Liu Shukun, 16-Wang Xin (15-Xu Yanlu, 68; 21-Wang Lisi, 87), 18-Han Peng (19-Zhou Feifei, 39), 25-Zhang Rui (10-Ma Xiaoxu, 78); 11-Lou Jiahui
Subs not used: 22-Wang Fei
Head coach: Hao Wei

Statistical Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 18 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7 / 1
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 11
Offside: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
CHN — Ren Guixin (caution)       18th minute
USA – Sydney Leroux (caution)   90+1

Referee: Margaret Domka (USA)
Assistant Referee: Marlene Duffy (USA)
Assistant Referee: Veronica Perez (USA)
4th Official: Kari Seitz (USA)



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