US Women’s Soccer Team Advance To World Cup Semi-Finals
The United States women's soccer team returned to action Friday night in the FIFA Women's World Cup against China. The big headline going into the game was how well the offense of the team would fair without having two key players.
Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday were both suspended from the quarterfinal game against China. Both Rapinoe and Holiday were suspended because they had both received their second yellow cards of the tournament in their round of 16 match against Colombia.
The defense of the United States stood tough as Hope Solo recorded her fourth straight shut out. They have not allowed a goal in 423 consecutive minutes that go all the way back to their opening game of the tournament back on June 8th against Australia.
With a scoreless game at halftime, it did not take much time into the second half for the United States to strike. Just six minutes into the second half, Carli Lloyd made the first and only goal of the game which led the United States to the 1-0 victory.
This win gives the United States a seventh consecutive appearance in the semi-finals. They will now take on Germany this coming Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00. The winner will advance to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Championship Match.