WNT Feb 12, 2012
As the U.S. WNT has done more than a few times under Pia Sundhage, they left it late and got the job done, scoring twice in the last five minutes of the game to come from behind and defeat a gusty New Zealand side by a 2-1 score. The sell-out crowd of 20,677 was the largest to watch the U.S. team on U.S. soil in more than eight years. They were certainly treated to an exciting ending.
Alex Morgan scored both goals, both on headers -- in the 88th and then in the third minute of stoppage time -- as the USA won for the first time ever when trailing after 80 minutes. Of course, the U.S. team has rarely trailed after 80 minutes, but an impressive accomplishment none the less.