The Americans held on in a physical second half to advance to their third straight World Cup Final where they'll play the winner of the Netherlands and Sweden matchup.
The highlight of the second half way surely Alyssa Naeher's massive penalty save late in the match
What a first half! After an early goal for the USA by Christen Press off of a beautiful cross, England stormed back, catching the USA’s defense off guard. Ellen White equalize with a Lewandowski-esque redirected shot.
But England couldn’t keep Alex Morgan at bay, as she scored to put the USA back in front.
Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019
She's the first player in #FIFAWWC history to score on her birthday pic.twitter.com/EGWBNIyaxI
The lineup is out!
Press replaces Rapinoe on the left wing, and Horan replaces Mewis in central midfield. The biggest surprise is Rapinoe’s absence, given her four goals in the last two matches. Some speculate that she may be injured, while others argue that Press received the nod for her defensive abilities.
For the Lionesses, first goalkeeper Karen Bardsley pulled her hamstring and will miss the match. She has been replaced by Carly Telford.
If the United States had an interest in repeating as FIFA Women’s World Cup champions, they’re going to have to earn it. After drawing and beating France in the Quarterfinals, the Americans now run against England, who finished in third at the 2015 World Cup and made the Semifinals of the 2017 European Championship.
This will be the first meeting at the World Cup between the two nations since the 2007 edition, where the United States beat England 3-0.
The winner of this match will move onto the Final. For England, it would be their first ever trip. If the Americans win, it’ll be their fifth Final and third in a row.
If you’re looking to watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, fuboTV has you for your streaming needs and, as always, Live Soccer TV can tell you where to find the World Cup on television or streaming in your country.
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