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U.S. Women’s National Team Ties Canada in First Celebration Series Match

The U.S. Women’s National Team drew 1-1 with Canada in front of a crowd of 16,191 in its first match since its dramatic run to the championship game of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 17, 2011) — The U.S. Women’s National Team tied 1-1 with Canada in the first match of the two-game Celebration Series. A first-half penalty by Abby Wambach put the U.S. ahead early, but Melissa Tancredi tied it up right before halftime and neither team would get back on the scoreboard after the break.

The teams will travel across the country to JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., where they will face off again at 8 p.m. PT, live on ESPN2 and ESPN.

A full match report will be posted shortly…

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