I'm so disappointed that Ian Darke didn't mimic Ben Stein on this goal call with "Buehler? Buehler?" United States defender Rachel Buehler, despite being a first choice starter in the team for quite some time, has scored just her second goal in a USWNT shirt. Yes, it was on a corner kick, but incredibly it was not scored with her head. The U.S. women have a knack for scoring great headed goals on set pieces, but this one was an ugly scramble scored with a foot. Oh well, they all count the same.
Following a corner kick, Buehler slid down after a lose ball and got her right foot on it, hitting a low shot on target. Thanks to a fair bit of traffic between Buehler and Hong Myong-Hui, the young North Korean goalkeeper couldn't see the ball and reacted slowly, letting the ball get by her and go into the back of the net. With a 2-0 lead in the second half, the United States appear to be closing in on three points.
Coach Pia Sundhage has made two substitutions so far, bringing in Alex Morgan for Amy Rodriguez and Megan Rapinoe for Heather O'Reilly.