May 10, 2015 6:36 PM by Ross Field
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Abby Wambach scored twice and the U.S. defeated Ireland 3-0 on Sunday in an exhibition match in preparation for the Women's World Cup.
Defender Julie Johnston, who has made just 10 international appearances, added a goal to extend her scoring streak to three straight matches.
It was the Americans' fifth straight shutout, and goalie Hope Solo added to her U.S. record with the 83rd of her career. Wambach padded her career scoring record of 180 goals, and Sunday's match was her 44th with multiple goals.
The sold-out exhibition at San Jose's new Avaya Stadium was part of a send-off tour for the Women's World Cup, which starts next month in Canada. The Americans head to Carson, California, next Sunday for a match against Mexico.
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