Women’s World Cup: U.S. advances after beating Germany 2-0 in semifinal

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MONTREAL – Following Tuesday evening’s win, the United States’ women’s soccer team is set to advance to the final game of the Women’s World Cup.

In a meeting of the only two countries that have won multiple titles, the United States rode a wave of high pressure offense, tough defense and not only a penalty kick goal from midfielder Carli Lloyd in the 69th minute, but also a goal from Kelly O’Hara in the 84th minute of the game. The United States defeated Germany 2-0 in the first semifinal of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

During the first half of the game, U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp, who had blood soaking her hair after the collision in the penalty area in front of the U.S. goal. Following the collision both players quickly returned to the game after being tended to by medical staff on the field.

The United States entered the contest as the second ranked team in the world, Germany ranked number one. The United States advances to meet the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal game between England and defending World Cup Champion Japan.