BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Abby Wambach and Germany's Anja Mittag scored in the first half Saturday night, and the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 had several chances to score the go-ahead goal in the second half, including a short volley by Heather O'Reilly in the 75th minute that went over the crossbar. Alex Morgan played a ball in to an onrushing Abby Wambach in front of the goal in the 80th, but defender Saskia Bartusiak stepped in front and headed it clear.
The teams play again Tuesday in East Hartford, Conn.