The U.S. women’s team defeated France to keep their dream of a fourth World Cup trophy alive.
Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a free kick that traveled unhindered through a sea of bodies. She scored a second in the 65th-minute, becoming the first USWNT player ever to score four straight World Cup goals for the team.
France clawed back in the 81st minute when Wendie Renard notched a header. However, the US continued its solid defensive play to shun the French from a potential equalizer.
GAME ON! ????
Stop us if you've heard this before. Renard with the header off a set piece. France are back in it. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/DGdOzfDNLZ
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 2019
“C’est magnifique!” Rapinoe said after the match. “It’s everything you want.”
US Coach Jill Ellis joined the late Tony DiCicco in earning 100 wins with the national team. The USWNT also tied the longest win streak in Women’s World Cup history with 10 and finally ended France’s three-game win streak against the United States.
The top-ranked USWNT team face England in the semi-finals next Tuesday in Lyon. Watch the game at 3 PM Eastern on Fox.