World Cup 2011: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Is Going Back to the Finals

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The U.S. women's soccer team defeated France, 3 to 1, in the World Cup semi-finals today. The win means the squad will again advance to the World Cup finals, which it did in 1992 and (famously) 1999.

The Chicago Tribune describes how the game was first tied, one to one:

The U.S. took an early 1-0 lead on forward's Lauren Cheney goal in the ninth minute.

France tied the match at 1-1 in the 55th minute on a goal by Sonia Bompasto. Bompasto attempted to cross the ball to Gaetane Thiney, who missed on the header and the ball bounced past U.S. keeper Hope Solo.

Fifteen minutes later, two U.S. players scored within three minutes of each other, ensuring the U.S. win.

Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune.

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