It’s been quite a June for the United States Women’s National Team in the Women’s World Cup. After giving up a lone first-half goal to Australia in their opening match, the United States has shut out Sweden, Nigeria, Colombia and China. Next up, a formidable German side awaits in Montreal.
Travel along with the United States to recount how they punched their ticket for the Semifinals…
UNITED STATES 3, AUSTRALIA 1
On June 8, the USWNT kicked off Group D play in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a win over Australia. A Christine Press goal, sandwiched by two Megan Rapinoe scores, were more than enough offense to make up for the Aussie’s lone goal in the 27th minute.
UNITED STATES 0, SWEDEN 0
On June 12, the United States battled to a draw with a feisty Sweden team.
UNITED STATES 1, NIGERIA 0
On June 16, the United States won Group D and advanced to the knockout round by edging Nigeria on Abby Wambach’s goal.
UNITED STATES 2, COLOMBIA 0
On June 22, the United States defeated Colombia, with goals from Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd.
UNITED STATES 1, CHINA 0
On June 26, the USWNT recorded their fourth shutout of the World Cup in defeating China. In a game in which she earned her 200th cap, Carli Lloyd’s goal was the difference maker for the United States.
UNITED STATES VS GERMANY
Next up for the women is a tough June 30 match with Germany, who entered the Cup with 3-to-1 odds to win it all. The Germans have tallied twenty goals thus far in the Cup, setting up a major defense vs offense clash in Tuesday’s Semifinal match.