FRANKFURT, Germany — On a day of wonderful goals and woeful goalkeeping, Mexico had reason to celebrate at the Women's World Cup.

FRANKFURT, Germany — On a day of wonderful goals and woeful goalkeeping, Mexico had reason to celebrate at the Women's World Cup.

A 30-yard blast from Monica Ocampo gave Mexico a 1-1 draw against England on Monday in Wolfsburg, the biggest surprise so far after two days of the three-week tournament. A superb curling free kick from star player Aya Miyama earlier sent Japan past New Zealand 2-1 in Bochum.

The United States opens play in the 16-team tournament today, facing North Korea in Dresden in Group C.

The deft scoring touch of Ocampo and Miyama was offset by the play of the goalkeepers for New Zealand and England that was hardly the stuff of brilliance.

Ocampo's dipping drive from far out in the 33rd minute was a beauty of a shot. Still, goalie Karen Bardsley had plenty of time to react. She trotted slowly to her right corner and put out her hands. It was too late.

England coach Hope Powell said the ball might have swerved, but she was forced to draw an inevitable conclusion: "She should have saved it."

The goal recalled the blunder at the men's World Cup last summer when English goalkeeper Robert Green cost England victory in its opener against the United States.

Having already shocked the United States in regional qualifying, Mexico now has a realistic chance of reaching the quarterfinals.