Offenbach, Germany (Sports Network) - A six-goal second half was split evenly
as the United States and Germany played to a 3-3 draw on Friday in a friendly
that featured the top two teams in the women's game.
Abby Wambach scored her 155th career goal to move to within three of Mia
Hamm's all-time record, while Germany scored twice in the final six minutes of
the match to earn the draw.
Wambach opened the scoring in the 47th minute when she headed home Megan
Rapinoe's corner kick, while the two combined once more eight minutes later
with Wambach nodding down a ball for Rapinoe to smash past goalkeeper Nadine
The Germans pulled a goal back in the 64th when a failed clearance from U.S.
defender Crystal Dunn allowed Kim Kulig to easily beat goalkeeper Nicole
Barnhart, reducing the home side's deficit to 2-1.
Alex Morgan restored the U.S. lead with 20 minutes to play as she scored on a
nice chip, but Germany rallied over the final six minutes to secure a draw.
Christie Rampone committed a foul inside the U.S. penalty area to give Celia
Okoyino da Mbabi the chance to score from the spot, which she did, while
Barnhart failed to deal with a cross from Verena Faisst that handed the
equalizing goal to Anja Mittag.
The Americans had one final chance to snatch the win in stoppage time as
Sydney Leroux beat Angerer, only for Faisst to save the day by blocking the
ball on the goal line.
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