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Global Oct 23, 2012

U.S. Women’s National Team and Germany play to 2-2 draw at Rentschler Field

The U.S. Women’s National Team tied Germany for the second time in four days, playing to a 2-2 draw in front of 18,870 rain-soaked spectators at Rentschler Field in the Fan Tribute Tour.

Abby Wambach notched her 148th career goal late in the first half, second-half sub Tobin Heath tallied a 67th-minute goal and Alex Morgan assisted both scores as the USA moved to 3-0-2 in the Fan Tribute Tour, a celebration of the team’s run to a fourth gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

For the first time this year, the USA has posted back-to-back draws as the world’s top two FIFA-ranked women’s teams – top-ranked U.S. and second-ranked Germany, tangled to another hard fought stalemate.

The Fan Tribute Tour resumes with two matches against the Republic of Ireland at 7 p.m. PT on Nov. 28 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., and at 7:30 p.m. MT on Dec. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Fans can follow the matches via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Attendance: 18,870
Weather: 56 degrees, rain

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

USA – Abby Wambach (Alex Morgan)                      44th minute
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan                                         48
USA – Tobin Heath (Alex Morgan)                            67
GER – Dzenifer Marozsan (Linda Bresonik)              85

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 6-Amy LePeilbet (2-Heather Mitts, 57) (11-Sydney Leroux, 84), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 5-Kelley O’Hara (16-Rachel Buehler, 57); 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 63), 7-Shannon Boxx, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe (12-Lauren Cheney, 46); 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach
Substitutions Not Used: 18-Nicole Barnhart, 21-Jill Loyden, 8-Amy Rodriguez
Head coach: Jill Ellis

GER: 1-Nadine Angerer (capt.); 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn, 15-Verena Faisst, 22-Luisa Wensing; 6-Simone Laudehr (17-Viola Odebrecht, 46), 10-Linda Bresonik, 20-Lena Goessling; 9-Alexandra Popp (14-Dzenifer Marozsan, 46), 11-Anja Mittag (24-Lena Lotzen, 78)
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Bianca Schmidt, 7-Melanie Behringer, 12-Almuth Schult, 16-Martina Muller, 18-Svenja Huth, 21-Laura Benkarth, 23-Leonie Maier
Head coach: Silvia Neid

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 14 / 25
Shots on Goal: 5 / 9
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 7
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 5 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
GER – Lena Goessling (caution)        55th minute
USA – Heather Mitts (caution)           74

Officials:
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Marie Charbonneau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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