Alex Morgan leading the team and doing a tea-sipping celebration along with US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher’s impressive saves, US women’s soccer team has moved one step closer to defend their title of Women’s World Cup.
Morgan led the team with her go-ahead goal while Naeher held the 2-1 victory for the US over England on Tuesday night to move into the final.
With this win, the top-ranked team US will now be facing the winner of the semifinal match of Netherlands and Sweden that will be played on Wednesday night. This will be the third time that the USW team has advanced to the finals of the World Cup finals.
The first goal of the night for the US came from Christen Press during the early minutes of the first half. However, England was able to tie the score during the 20th minute of the game with a goal by Ellen White.
Later on, Morgan scored her 6th international goal and that too on her 30th birthday to make it all the more special. This was also Morgan’s first goal since the opening round match of US VS Thailand which the US won by 13-0.
After scoring her goal, Morgan celebrated it in a rather playful manner by taking a sip of tea on the ground.
This was also the 6th international goal for White in this tournament but Morgan has an edge over for winning the Golden Boot as she also possesses 3 assists.
White almost tied the score during the 69th minute with her 7th goal but after a video review, it was determined that it was an off sided one that caused the crowd of 53512 Americans to roar loudly.
In the past, America has managed to reach the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup all of the 8 times and have won the title for 3 times which is more than any nation at the moment. Their only loss for the final of the World Cup was back in 2011 against Japan.