LYON, France (AP) With Alex Morgans cheeky tea-sipping celebration and a postgame mobbing of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the United States has moved a step closer to successfully defending its latest Womens World Cup title.
Morgan scored the go-ahead goal and Naeher preserved the 2-1 semifinal victory over England by smothering a late penalty kick Tuesday night.
The top-ranked United States will now face the winner of todays semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans third straight appearance in the World Cup title match.
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