With the Olympics quickly approaching, it would seem the USWNT are prepared to take on whoever will be thrown at them when they head to London. Pia Sundhage's squad played a great game of football in front of a sold out crowd at PPL Park on Sunday, coming up with a big win against China. This match also marked the debut of new matching kits for both the USMNT and the USWMNT, who put them to good use. The United states scored a combined nine goals this past weekend, with the USWNT scoring four.
The US started the game a bit slow, giving up a 22nd minute goal to their Chinese opponents. Unfortunately for China, that goal would consequently bring the Americans to life. More than that, Alex Morgan would once again show just why she is the future of the USWNT.
Just a few minutes after China's goal, Morgan would score her first of two, coming off the foot of a Chinese defender. With the ball placed right in her path, Morgan didn't hesitate with taking the shot, equalizing for the Americans. Two minutes later, China's woes would continue, giving up an own goal and handing the US the lead. After trying to clear the ball with a header, it instead trickled into the back of the net. The USWNT would go into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
The 50th minute saw Alex Morgan continue her dominance after Christie Rampone drove a long ball right to the feet of the young striker who promptly took a beautiful left footed shot, bringing the US lead to 3-1. Morgan now leads her squad with 14 goals this year.
The fourth and final goal would come after a long throw in from Morgan, who threw the ball right to Abby Wambach. The veteran striker would place her shot in the upper left corner, leaving Chinese keeper Zhang with nothing to do but watch.
With another strong victory on the path to the Summer Olympics, the USWNT will play their send off game against Canada on June 30th at Rio Tinto Stadium. Before that however, the US Women will head to Sweden to take on both Japan and hosts Sweden. The USWNT match agains that Canadians will be televised live on NBC with kickoff set for noon.