Rising star Alex Morgan’s first senior level international goal in the 83rd minute salvaged a 1-1 draw for the United States Women’s National soccer team against China on Wednesday night. Ma Jun put the visitors ahead in the 37th with a 10-meter volley in a match that saw the USA outshoot China by 16 to 8.
The draw follows the US’ 2-1 against China in Kennessaw, GA this past Saturday.
The USA will now sets off for Mexico for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Team USA is grouped with Costa Rica, Haiti and Guatemala in Group B of the competition.
China — Ma Jun (Zhou Gaoping) 37th minute
USA — Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach) 83
USA: 18-Nicole Barnhart; 2-Heather Mitts, 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 26-Rachel Buehler (12-Lauren Cheney, 87); 9-Heather O’Reilly (5-Lindsay Tarpley, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx (4-Yael Averbuch, 71), 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe (13-Kristine Lilly, 46); 8-Amy Rodriguez (21-Alex Morgan, 71), 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 23-Becky Sauerbrunn, 24-Jill Loyden
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage
CHN: 28-Zhang Yue (1-Zhang Yanru, 46); 2-Liu Huana (capt.), 5-Weng Xinzhi (11-You Jia, 90), 14-Li Danyang, 20-Zhou Gaoping; 15-Sun Ling (17-Pang Fengyue, 80), 6-Zhang Na, 19-Qu Shanshan (7-Sun Lisha, 63), 24-Gu Yasha (3-Yu Fan, 46); 9-Wang Yihang (8-Xu Yuan, 46), 13-Ma Jun
Subs not used: 4-Xu Wenjia, 12-Zhang Jieli, 16-Wang Dongni, 18-Huang Luna, 26-Zhang Nan, 35-Hou Xuecheng
Head Coach: Li Xiaopeng