Published December 12, 2012
HOUSTON – Abby Wambach scored twice to become only the second American woman to reach 150 international goals, and the United States beat China 4-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night
Carly Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez also scored to help the Americans extend their unbeaten streak to 22.
Wambach opened the scoring in the 20th minute, splitting two defenders to head home Heather O'Reilly's cross from the right side. Wambach also slotted home an 8-yard rocket in the 63rd minute for her 25th goal of the year. She needs eight goals to tie Mia Hamm as the U.S women's career leader.
Lloyd gave the reigning Olympic gold medalists a 2-0 lead in the 62nd minute earlier with a header of her own off Megan Rapinoe's corner kick.
Rodriguez capped the scoring with a 7-yard shot off a save by goalkeeper Wang Fei in the 85th minute.
The exhibition before 15,643 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium was the ninth match in the 10-game Fan Tribute Tour that wraps up Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., with the third straight game against China.
The top-ranked Americans are 16-0-3 against China dating to 2003.