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Americans coast to 8-0 victory over Russia in friendly

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ATLANTA - Abby Wambach scored her record 165th international goal in the U.S. women football team's comprehensive 8-0 win over Russia in a friendly Thursday.

The United States has beaten Russia by a 15-0 margin over two friendlies to extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games.

With the United States up 2-0 on own goals in the 11th and 50th minutes, Amy Rodriguez took Heather O'Reilly's pass from the right side and volleyed it in with her left leg for a 3-0 lead in the 52nd minute.

Wambach made it 4-0 in the 54th minute, taking Megan Rapinoe's pass from the left side and beating goalkeeper Maria Zhamanakova in the penalty box.

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