Matildas star Emily van Egmond struck an added-time thunderbolt to salvage a 1-1 draw in Australia's Olympic qualifying clash with China in Sydney.
When the Steel Roses broke the deadlock in the 86th minute through Tang Jiali, Australia were staring down the barrel of a shock loss at Bankwest Stadium on Thursday night.
But fresh off a maiden international hat trick in Monday's 6-0 rout of Thailand, van Egmond came to Australia's rescue by blasting a 20-yard belter into the top left corner...
Matildas stalwart Emily van Egmond scored a maiden international hat trick as Australia beat Thailand 6-0 to secure a berth in the final stage of Olympic qualification.
Last Friday's assist queen turned goalscorer at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Monday night as Australia cruised in their group qualifier for Tokyo 2020.
With Chelsea superstar Sam Kerr again limited to a bench cameo, Van Egmond broke the deadlock with a quickfire double just before half time before adding a third in the 70th minute.
CARSON, Calif. -- Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics.
Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament at Dignity Health Sports Park.
"I hope so," she said about her statement-making goal putting the U.S. firmly in control. "There were ups and downs in the...