Sunday, January 29, 2012

USA Concludes Dominant Run Through Qualifying Tournament

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Five games, five wins, 38 goals scored, zero goals allowed and a spot in the London Olympics. The U.S. Women concluded their historic run through the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament with a 4-0 rout of rival Canada today behind a pair of goals from Abby Wambach and two more from Alex Morgan. With 131 career goals, Wambach passes former U.S. National Team Star Kristine Lilly and moves into second place all time trailing only Mia Hamm's record of 158. Wambach finished tied for the team lead in goals in the tournament with six, and was one of eleven different Americans to score, six of whom tallied at least four goals. Of the 18 field players on the U.S. roster, only defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, Christie Rampone and Amy LePeilbet failed to tally either a goal or an assist. Canada's Christine Sinclair led all scorers in the tournament with 9 goals.

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