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U.S. WNT Defeats New Zealand 2-1 in Frisco, Texas

Two goals from Alex Morgan helped the U.S. WNT come back for a 2-1 win against New Zealand in front of 20,677 fans at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Morgan’s two goals in the second half both came from headers as the WNT earned a win to the delight of the sellout crowd.

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Alex Morgan Lauren Cheney

IN THE IMAGE: Alex Morgan scored both goals for the U.S. Women’s National Team in their victory.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. New Zealand
Date: Feb. 11, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: FC Dallas Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Kickoff: 3 p.m. CT
Attendance: 20,677 (sell out)
Weather: Sunny, cold, 34 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         0 2 2
NZL                         0 1 1

NZL — Hannah Wilkinson 49th minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Megan Rapinoe) 88
USA – Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach) 90 + 3

USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Nicole Barnhart, 46); 6-Amy LePeilbet, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 19-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara (11-Sydney Leroux, 81); 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 46), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd (15-Megan Rapinoe, 62), 12-Lauren Cheney (16-Lori Lindsey, 81); 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 17-Tobin Heath
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

NZL: 1-Jenny Bindon; 2-Ria Percival, 5-Abbey Erceg, 6-Rebecca Smith (capt.), 7-Ali Riley; 4-Katie Hoyle, 8-Hayley Moorwood (12-Betsy Hassett, 61), 11-Kirsty Yallop, 9-Amber Hearn, 10-Sarah Gregorius, 17-Hannah Wilkinson (13-Rosie White, 74)
Subs not used: 3-Anna Green, 14-Holly Patterson, 16-Annalie Longo, 19-Kristy Hill, 21-Erin Nayler
Head coach: Tony Readings

Statistical Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 19 / 7
Shots on Goal: 9 / 1
Saves: 0 / 7
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 12 / 8
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Shannon Boxx (caution) 78th minute

Referee: Moo Hackett (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Veronica Perez (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Jones (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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