The US women’s soccer team created history on June 30, 2015, as the team toppled Germany with a 2-0 win to seal a final berth in the ongoing Women’s World Cup.
In a game that saw some fantastic and equally strong defense, the US team made sure that they remained in the tournament.
The US team got their first lead with a goal from Carli Lloyd, which came just at 69th minute. Again, in the 84th minute, it was Kelley O’Hara who came up with the second goal, sealing the final spot.
The defense of the Americans has been strong for a long time in the tournament. The U.S. defense has not allowed any goals, since the first game they played against Australia.
The game started with a knock between German forward Alexandra Popp and midfielder Morgan Brian. Both women, however, did not allow the incident to budge them and returned to the game. Popp had a bleeding head, but chose to play.
The U.S. team has been playing phenomenally in the tournament, beating China with a 1-0 win and Colombia with a 2-0 win in the quarterfinals.
This is a big development for the American women’s soccer team as they haven’t won a World Cup since 1999. Topping the strong German attack has been considered phenomenal by experts.
The team will now lock horns on July 5, 2015, Sunday in Vancouver with their yet-to-be-decided opponent. Another final berth winner will emerge from the other semifinal, where sixth-ranked England will lock horns with fourth-ranked Japan.