Shannon Boxx gives the USA National Women’s Soccer Team the lead at Home Depot Center in Carson over Australia in international friendly match
The US Womenâ€™s National Soccer Team comes from behind to beat the Australians 2 to 1 in front of 19,851 at the Home Depot Center Sunday afternoon.
Boxx in the 62 Minute of play gave the US 2 to 1 lead when a penalty kick was awarded during a takedown of Alex Morgan in the box. Boxxx took the penatly shot softly getting it passed Australian goalie Brianna Davey. The goal sealed the victory for the team and coach Pia Sundhage second to last game as head coach of the national team.
â€œI am proud of our team coming back from a goal down,â€ said Abby Wambach. Wambach added about playing in front of the US fans, â€œIt is crazy and I think this is part of the beauty of what we do. It is fantastic and the best ride to be on.â€
â€œThe confidence she had in me to try different things have helped me as a player,â€ said Boxx about her head coach Pia Sundhage. Boxx added, â€œHer energy and that she sings in front of the crowd we are going to miss energy she brings to practice.â€
Earlier in the 54th minute of play Alex Morgan of Diamond Bar High School was able to find the back of the net with an assist from teammate Heather Oâ€™Reilly getting the ball passed Davey. The US women tied the game in the 54-minute of play.
The ladies will next travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Australian team one more time and say goodbye to their head coach Sundhage as she returns to Sweden to take the head coaching job of the Womenâ€™s Swedish National Team.
â€œWe are really pleased that Taylor Guitar sent the guitar to give to Pia and we all signed it with a gold sharpie in the hopes that whenever she plays it in front of them they remember that we are the champs,â€ said Wambach about the gift the national team presented to Sundhage after the match.