The United States finally found the back of the net in its group stage matchup with Sweden, cutting the deficit to just one goal in the second half. At the half, Alex Morgan came on as a sub, and it was her play that set up the corner which resulted in the lone American goal of the game. Abby Wambach got onto the end of the cross from the corner, nudging it into the net with the top of her shoulder to cut the Sweden lead to 2-1.
The Americans still have work to do with just over 10 minutes remaining in their last group stage matchup. The winner will move-on to face Australia while the loser faces powerhouse Brazil in the quarterfinals. The US can also advance with a draw.
After conceding two goals off dead ball situations in the first half, Hope Solo has kept a clean sheet in the second, keeping the USA in the game as the outfield players work to break the Swedish defense. The Americans are pressing, and Morgan's play has been a big part of the attack up-front. Her speed has been a thorn in the sides of Sweden, and has helped force corners and create dangerous changes.
With 10 minutes to go in Germany, the United States trails Sweden in the 2011 Women's World Cup, 2-1.