Abby Wambach has been voted FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, becoming the first American to win the award in a decade.
Tom Sermanni, who led Australia to the quarterfinals at the last two Women's World Cups, has been chosen as the new coach of the U.S. women's soccer team.
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.
Jill Ellis will coach the U.S. women's soccer team in the next two matches during the search for Pia Sundhage's successor.
After leading the U.S. women's soccer team to two Olympic gold medals and its first spot in a World Cup final in more than a decade, coach Pia Sundhage is stepping down.