USA ADVANCES TO THE 2015 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS
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FC Kansas City's Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy Rodriguez and Heather O'Reilly all played
OTTAWA, Canada (June 27, 2015) - The U.S. Women's National Team defeated China PR 1-0 to advance to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals. Recording its fourth consecutive shutout, Coach Jill Ellis' team controlled the match from kick off to final whistle and will now face No. 1 Germany on Tuesday for a spot in the final.
On her 200th match with the USWNT, team captain Carli Lloyd scored the lone goal with a beautiful header off a stupendous cross from Julie Johnston in the 53rd minute to become the third American player to score on her 200th cap. Abby Wambach and Heather O'Reilly are the other two.
FC Kansas City's midfielder Lauren Holiday as well as Megan Rapinoe had to watch the game from the stands after paying a one-game suspension due to yellow card accumulation, both of them will be available on Tuesday. O'Reilly and Kelly O'Hara made their first appearances of the tournament, while Amy Rodriguez started and played 85 minutes.
USA's goalkeeper Hope Solo and the backline commanded by Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn, have now held opponents scoreless for 423 straight minutes in this year’s World Cup, the longest clean sheet streak in U.S. World Cup history.
Official Watch Party:
What: USA vs. Germany / FIFA Women's World Cup Semifinal
When: Tuesday, June 30 - 6:00 p.m. CT
Where: Kansas City Power & Light District - KC Live! Block
Hosted by: FC Kansas City, Sporting KC and Win For KC