USA Takes Out Germany for spot in Women’s World Cup Final [VIDEO]
The US Women's National Team stepped onto the pitch in Montreal today with one goal in mind... take out the highest ranked team in the world and secure their spot in Sunday nights Women's World Cup Final in Vancouver.
The US Women stepped onto the pitch tonight having won all 5 games they have played in the tournament so far while not allowing a goal in the last 4. Germany came into tonight the highest scoring team in the tournament with 16 total goals scored in 5 matches with an average of 11.8 Shots on Goal per game.
The excitement in this match didn't really start until the 2nd half when in the 59th minute, Julie Johnston gave up a penalty to Germany in the box. Fortunately for the US, Germany's best forward, and most prolific scorer, Sasic pushed the penalty kick wide to keep the score 0-0.
Just 8 minutes later, Alex Morgan was taken out while attempting to shoot leading to a US penalty kick. Carly Lloyd stepped up and cooly put in the back of the net to open the scoring 1-0.
The US added to their score in the 84th minute when Carly Lloyd (remember her?) put a neat cross in across the top of the 6 yard box where 2nd half sub Kelley O'Hara got her foot on it just in front of the German defender to make it 2-0
Germany pulled an all out attack through the rest of the 90 + 3 minutes of stoppage to try and get back in the game, but the US was just too strong on the back line.
The next game for the US Women will be Sunday night when they take on the winner of Japan and England. That game will be at 6pm Central on Fox