U.S. women's national team friendly

Wambach leads U.S. women past Germany

October 29, 2009

AUSGBURG, Germany -- Abby Wambach scored for the United States to beat world champion Germany 1-0 in Thursday's friendly.

Wambach scored for the Olympic gold medalists in the 34th minute after capitalizing on a defensive mistake by the Germans.

Germany earlier wasted a half-dozen clear opportunities and dominated most of the match without breaching the U.S. defense.

Germany is the host of the 2011 World Cup. The match was played before a capacity crowd of 28,367 in the new Impuls Arena.

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