LONDON – Abby Wambach scored twice in the first half to move into third on the career scoringlist for women's international soccer and the United States beat Guatemala 13-0 on Sunday, clinching a berth in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the London Olympics.
A left-footed tap in the 12th minute and a header in the 14th gave Wambach 129 goals for the US team, moving her past Germany's Birgit Prinz (128). She trails fellow Americans Mia Hamm (158) and Kristine Lilly (130).
The 31-year-old striker's exploits added some meaning to another suspense-free rout for the US, who have outscored their opponents 27-0 through two tournament matches.
Sydney Leroux, earning just her second cap, tied a US record with five goals as Wambach's substitute in the second half, equally the feet of teammate Amy Rodriguez, who scored five goals off the bench in Friday's 14-0 victory over the Dominican Republic.