Leroux and Wambach each score twice, US beats Mexico 5-1

May 18, 2015 2:00 AM by Ross Field

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach each scored twice and the United States beat Mexico 5-1 on Sunday night in the second send-off match for the team in advance of the Women's World Cup next month.

Wambach, who came in as a substitute to start the second half, scored on a penalty kick in the 58th minute and added a header in the 72nd minute to bring her career total to 182 goals. She has scored 24 goals against Mexico, the most has against any nation.

Lori Chalupny added a goal for the United States early in the second half.

Ariana Calderon scored on a header for Mexico late in the first half, snapping Hope Solo's shutout streak at five matches. It was the first goal the U.S. conceded to Mexico since November 2010, when Las Tri surprised the Americans with a 2-1 victory in World Cup qualifying.

The Americans were playing without forward Alex Morgan, who has a bone bruise in her left knee. Morgan also might miss the final send-off match against South Korea at Red Bull Stadium in New Jersey on May 30.

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