Colorado girls shine in 3-3 draw with Japan

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 00:55:05-04
 COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Kumi Yokoyama scored in stoppage time to give Japan a 3-3 tie with the United States on Thursday night in a rematch of the Americans' victory last year in the Women's World Cup final.
   Alex Morgan scored twice, and Lindsey Horan from Golden, Colorado, added a goal to help the United States overcome a 2-0 deficit. Mallory Pugh, from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, assisted on Morgan's first goal.
   Mana Iwabuchi and Yuki Ogimi also scored for Japan. Japan was reduced to 10 players when Ogimi received a second yellow card and was ejected in the 57th minute.
   The game featured the finalists from the last two World Cups and the 2012 London Olympics. Japan won the 2011 World Cup on penalty kicks, and the U.S. won in 2012 and `15.
   It looked as if the Americans would prevail again when Horan, from nearby Golden, scored in the 89th minute to give the U.S. a 3-2 lead, but Yokoyama got free to beat goalkeeper Hope Solo.
   The Americans dropped to 11-0-1 this year.
   The teams will play again Sunday in Cleveland.