Morgan helps US women to 6-2 win over Australia


COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) -Abby Wambach broke a deadlock early in the second half and Alex Morgan added two goals to help the U.S. women's football team beat Australia 6-2 on Wednesday in an international friendly that was coach Pia Sundhage's farewell game.

Sundhage announced earlier this month she was stepping away after leading the squad to back-to-back Olympic gold medals. She will return home to coach the Swedish national team.

Heather O'Reilly, Shannon Boxx and Sydney Leroux also scored for the Americans.

The Australians went ahead 2-1 late in the first half with Sarah Walsh's low shot past Hope Solo. A few minutes later, Morgan leveled the game.

Wambach deflected in the decisive goal in the 53rd minute when she simply stuck her foot out after Morgan unleashed a shot.

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