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Americans coast to 8-0 victory over Russia in friendly

  • United States' Rachel Van Hollebeke (16) runs down the ball in the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Russia on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    United States' Rachel Van Hollebeke (16) runs down the ball in the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Russia on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. players, including Abby Wambach (20) and Kelly O'Hara (5) celebrate a goal during the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Russia on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    U.S. players, including Abby Wambach (20) and Kelly O'Hara (5) celebrate a goal during the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Russia on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States' Whitney Engen (6) andRussia's Ekaterina Terekhova try to head the ball during the first half of an exhibition soccer match Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    United States' Whitney Engen (6) andRussia's Ekaterina Terekhova try to head the ball during the first half of an exhibition soccer match Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Abby Wambach scored her record 165th international goal and the U.S. women's soccer team beat Russia 8-0 in an exhibition Thursday night to extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games.

Shutting out Russia for the second time in six days by a combined 15-0 score, the world's No. 1-ranked team improved to 36-0-6 since March 2012. The Americans are 70-0-10 in their last 73 home games.

With the United States up 2-0 on own goals in the 11th and 50th minutes, Amy Rodriguez took Heather O'Reilly's pass from the right side and volleyed it in with her left leg for a 3-0 lead in the 52nd minute.

Wambach, scoring her 40th goal in the Americans' last 48 games, made it 4-0 in the 54th, taking Megan Rapinoe's pass from the left side and bowling over goalkeeper Maria Zhamanakova in the penalty box for the score.