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Wambach scores 156th, U.S. beats South Korea, 4-1

  • South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and United States' Alex Morgan (13) battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and United States' Alex Morgan (13) battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • United States' Abby Wambach (20) celebrates with teammate Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    United States' Abby Wambach (20) celebrates with teammate Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • United States' Kristie Mewis (8) celebrates with teammate Lauren Cheney after scoring in the first half of an international friendly women's soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    United States' Kristie Mewis (8) celebrates with teammate Lauren Cheney after scoring in the first half of an international friendly women's soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) blocks a shot by United States' Christie Rampone (3) as South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) defends in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) blocks a shot by United States' Christie Rampone (3) as South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) defends in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Cho Sohyun, left, and the United States Sydney Leroux, right, battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Cho Sohyun, left, and the United States Sydney Leroux, right, battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Kim Hyeri (20) kicks the ball away from United States' Tobin Heath (17) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Kim Hyeri (20) kicks the ball away from United States' Tobin Heath (17) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) battles United States' Alex Morgan for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) battles United States' Alex Morgan for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Park Heeyoung, left, and United States' Tobin Heath try to get a head on the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Park Heeyoung, left, and United States' Tobin Heath try to get a head on the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) fouls United States' Alex Morgan (13) setting up a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) fouls United States' Alex Morgan (13) setting up a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi (1) punches the ball away before United States' Abby Wambach, center, can get a head on it in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Kim Jungmi (1) punches the ball away before United States' Abby Wambach, center, can get a head on it in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • United States' Abby Wambach, top, heads the ball as South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and Shim Seoyeon (4) defend in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    United States' Abby Wambach, top, heads the ball as South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and Shim Seoyeon (4) defend in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

  • South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and United States' Alex Morgan (13) battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • United States' Abby Wambach (20) celebrates with teammate Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • United States' Kristie Mewis (8) celebrates with teammate Lauren Cheney after scoring in the first half of an international friendly women's soccer match against South Korea in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) blocks a shot by United States' Christie Rampone (3) as South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) defends in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Cho Sohyun, left, and the United States Sydney Leroux, right, battle for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Kim Hyeri (20) kicks the ball away from United States' Tobin Heath (17) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) battles United States' Alex Morgan for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Park Heeyoung, left, and United States' Tobin Heath try to get a head on the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Shim Seoyeon (4) fouls United States' Alex Morgan (13) setting up a penalty kick in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi (1) punches the ball away before United States' Abby Wambach, center, can get a head on it in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • United States' Abby Wambach, top, heads the ball as South Korea's Lim Seonjoo (6) and Shim Seoyeon (4) defend in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The US Women's team won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
  • South Korea's Kim Jungmi, right, blocks the shot by the United State's Abby Wambach (20) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The U.S. won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Abby Wambach scored her 156th career international goal to move within two of Mia Hamm’s U.S. women’s record in the Americans’ 4-1 victory over South Korea last night at Gillette Stadium.

Wambach scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time after Alex Morgan was fouled inside the area.

“It’s not easy to score in international soccer, no matter who you’re playing,” Wambach said. “It’s a pretty special night and I’m one more (goal) closer to getting (the record). … I’m glad to have gotten the penalty kick. I think I deserved one earlier, but that’s the way it goes.”

Kristie Mewis opened the scoring in the third minute with her first international, and Lauren Cheney scored in the seventh minute. Cho Shoyun scored for South Korea in the 26th, and Carli Lloyd made it 3-1 with a 30-yard blast in the 57th minute.

The United States is unbeaten since March 2012, going 29-0-4, and is 8-0-2 on the year. South Korea is 3-4-1 this year.

The teams will meet again Thursday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

On the opening goal, Sydney Leroux raced toward the near post and fired a quick shot that goalkeeper Kim Jungmi got a piece of. But the rebound squirted to Mewis, who fired it into an open net.

“It was just amazing to be able to play in front of my family and friends,” Mewis said. “Sydney made a great run down the end line and did all the work and I just kind of tapped it in.”

Cheney doubled the U.S. lead four minutes later when she took Tobin Heath’s pass and fired a shot inside the near post. South Korea countered on Cho’s goal, with Ji Soyun crossing it toward the penalty arc for Cho, who blasted a shot past goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.

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