Featured Matches
Previous
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Aktobe Lento
Steaua Bucuresti
3:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
FK Qarabag
SV Salzburg
3:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AEL
Zenit St Petersburg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
FC Copenhagen
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Apoel Nicosia
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Grasshoppers
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Besiktas
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Partizan Belgrade
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Standard Liege
Panathinaikos
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
AaB
Dinamo Zagreb
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
NK Maribor
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
Celtic
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Vitesse Arnhem
Chelsea
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chesterfield
Aston Villa
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Hartlepool United
Middlesbrough
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Walsall
Leicester City
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
York City
Nottingham Forest
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Brentford
Espanyol
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bury
Blackburn Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Tranmere Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Charlton Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Plymouth Argyle
Yeovil Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Port Vale
Bolton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Southend United
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
St Neots Town
Luton XI
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
DC United
Toronto FC
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Colorado
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago
Vancouver Whitecaps
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
New York Red Bulls
ESPN2 1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Bolívar
San Lorenzo
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 5
Game Details
At. San Luis
Santos
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mérida
Toluca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Necaxa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Oaxaca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlas
Dorados de Sinaloa
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Puebla
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Atlante
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Novo Hamburgo
ABC
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
CR Vasco da Gama
AA Ponte Preta
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Bragantino
São Paulo
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Internacional
Ceará
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Manchester City
Liverpool
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
César Vallejo
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Juan Aurich
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Universitario de Deportes
Real Garcilaso
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U. Católica
Mushuc Runa
5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Emelec
Deportivo Quito
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Olmedo
El Nacional
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
LDU Quito
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Antigua
Municipal
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Washington Spirit
FC Kansas City
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
May 3, 2008

Hucles' injury-time goal lifts U.S. women past Australia

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Angela Hucles makes her goals for the United States count, even if they only come around every four years or so.

Hucles scored late in injury time -- her first since 2004 -- and Abby Wambach had two more to push closer to the 100-goal milestone before setting up the winner. That was enough to give the U.S. women's soccer team a 5-4 win over Australia in Saturday's friendly, the most goals the team has ever allowed in a win.

Cat Whitehill's free kick went to Wambach, who headed it to Hucles coming up from behind. She poked it in between goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri and the left post with about 30 seconds left in the added time for the second straight survival win over Australia.

"I saw Abby was going to head the ball and I just called for it," said Hucles, whose last goal for the U.S. was another game-winner Oct. 16, 2004 against Mexico. "Everything pretty much just aligned perfectly.

"It's been a long time since I scored a goal."

Lindsay Tarpley scored twice in the first half at Legion Field for the U.S., which blew a 4-1 lead thanks partly to two own goals before pulling it out.

The 27-year-old Wambach converted a header off an assist from Shannon Boxx 19 seconds into the second half for her 95th career goal with the national team. Only eight players have scored 100 in international soccer.

She played the setup role at the end in what she described as a designed play. Wambach heard Hucles yelling "flick it" before the ball arrived.

"So I flicked it and it went perfectly to her, and she did the rest," she said. "The keeper had the near post covered, and literally Ange put it in the only spot that was open on the near post. What a great goal. It could be the goal of the year."

Whitehill's strategy, meanwhile, was simple.

"When you have an Abby Wambach up there, you just want to aim it toward her head and she'll create something," she said.

The teams were meeting for the second straight weekend in the middle game of the Americans' three-city friendly tour in the U.S. that ends next weekend against Canada in Washington D.C.'s RFK Stadium. The first two have ended up being nice tests for the Beijing Olympics in August.

The U.S. won the first meeting 3-2 on Carli Lloyd's injury-time goal after another Australia comeback.

"It's very frustrating to say the least," Australia's Sarah Walsh said. "We can definitely hold our heads high after a comeback like that."

On Saturday, Australia mounted a quick comeback, aided by the two U.S. mistakes. Walsh and Lauren Colthorpe scored to make it 4-3.

Then, Christie Rampone's own goal off a shot by Joanne Burgess tied it in the 69th minute. Whitehill, a Birmingham native who had dozens of family and friends among the announced crowd of 5,000, also helped Australia with an own goal for the game's first score before she atoned with the free kick that resulted in Hucles' score.

"That was a great finish," Barbieri said. "What could we do? She didn't take a touch, she just volleyed it into the back of the net. I couldn't do much about it. She squeezed it between me and the post."

The Americans extended their home match unbeaten streak to 29, dating back to November 2004 against Denmark.

"We didn't quit," Wambach said. "It's really easy, especially in extra time, to just concede and walk away with the tie. We weren't wanting that as a result. We were refusing to lose -- or to tie."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.