Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/20/12
Abby Wambach and Germany's Anja Mittag scored in the first half Saturday night, and the US women had to settle for a 1-1 tie in their first game without former coach Pia Sundhage. The draw in the matchup between the world's top two teams snapped a 14-game winning streak for the United States. Six of those victories came at the London Olympics , where the Americans beat Japan 2-1 to win their third straight gold medal. The Americans are 17-4-5 against the Germans, the only other team to win two World Cups or be ranked No. 1. The Americans are 6-0-3 in matches involving the world's top two teams. This was the Americans' first game without Sundhage, who stepped down in September after five years as the US coach. Sundhage, who is now coaching her native Sweden's national team, led the US to back-to-back Olympic titles, as well as their first World Cup final in 12 years. It looked like little had changed early, as Wambach delighted the sell-out crowd of 19,522 with her goal in the se...
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