USWNT held to draw against New Zealand

Updated: October 31, 2013, 1:17 AM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There was almost no visible reaction when it was over. No players piled atop each other in unchecked celebration on one end. No players slumped disconsolately on the grass at the other.

The scoreboard showed a draw in a game that ultimately didn't mean anything. It just happened that the United States lost. And New Zealand won it. And on that last count, it mattered.

In the 87th minute of a game that appeared headed for a quiet conclusion ...

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