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Women's World Cup

  • July 13, 2011
  • • 12:00 PM
  • • Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Mönchengladbach
  • Referee: K. Heikkinen
  • • Attendance: 25676

Live Commentary

  • 90'
    Yellow Card Elodie Thomis
  • 90'
    Two minutes added on. USA just has to see this out and it's on to the final.
  • 88'
    Morgan could have put in a fourth. In behind, great save to cut the angle and get down to push it away.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionHeather O'Reilly Tobin Heath
  • 84'
    The fresh legs changed everything for the USA. Give credit to the manager here. The USA is in complete control now. It should be out of reach, but the USA is still pushing for more.
  • 82'
    Goal Alexandra Morgan
  • 82'
    And Alex Morgan... it's got to be a done deal now. Great ball from Rapinoe, Morgan in behind, takes it deep and chips the keeper. Great finish from the youngster, and the two changes have worked out well.
  • 81'
    France tries to answer with the header... just off line. She had to stretch and couldn't direct it back on frame.
  • 79'
    Goal Abby Wambach
  • 79'
    Ball in by Rapinoe eludes Wambach who goes down under the challenge, no call but it leads to a corner. GOAL!!!! Wambach!! Surprise surprise, she heads it home from the corner.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionSandrine Soubeyrand Elodie Thomis
  • 78'
    Thomas on for France, adding fresh and rather fast legs to the mix.
  • 78'
    Ball over the top runs out of play in front of Wambach.
  • 76'
    Shenaniganry, France getting sneaky, trying to head the ball out of Solo's hands. Actually, it wasn't a try, she did, but the ref gives it as a foul.
  • 74'
    The USA has come back into the game now after a long spell where it seemed France had complete control. Morgan hasn't been great, but her and Rapione have added some fresh legs to the side. Morgan goes down under a challenge, no cal.
  • 70'
    Offside flag makes it irrelevant, but Morgan was in to pounce on a free kick rebound. She didn't finish it either way, but the USA has had a couple of chances in the last few minutes. Better play.
  • 69'
    Morgan maybe rushed a cross there when she was in behind. Nice thought to throw it at the back post, but it really didn't create the danger it should have. The youngster looks like she rushed herself.
  • 66'
    Mistake by Solo with her feet. She gave France a chance and the French didn't take it, but that's the kind of play that can cost a team a World Cup.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionCarli Lloyd Megan Rapinoe
  • 64'
    France really in control here. The USA is struggling to string together five passes while the French are passing it around for fun. A corner for France here.
  • 62'
    Could be an injury worry here for the USA. Krieger down on the pitch.
  • 58'
    France clearly playing with a ton of confidence. Another deep foray into the USA's area. The American need to slow this match back down or it looks possible that it could get away from them.
  • 56'
    SubstitutionA. Rodriguez Alexandra Morgan
  • 55'
    Goal Sonia Bompastor
  • 55'
    And France is level. Bompastor with the ball in, doesn't look like anybody else got a touch, just left it and let run, Solo was fooled, ball in an it's 1-1.
  • 53'
    Speculative effort from France from way out forces a save out of Solo. Not sure she had to, the ball may have drifted off frame, but it looked dangerous.
  • 50'
    USA Defense holding strong every time France gets moving forward. Not really letting many chances drift in on Solo in goal.
  • 49'
    Very good battle in the middle of the pitch this game. Pretty even at time, if anything France is getting the better of it.
  • 49'
    Very good battle in the middle of the pitch this game. Pretty even at time, if anything France is getting the better of it.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionMarie-Laure Delie Eugenie Le Sommer
  • 46'
    Back underway. France pushing forward early on in the second frame.
  • 45'
    First half comes to a close. Good half. Back and fourth throughout. France hit the bar once, but the USA had a missed chance of its own, with Wambach missing out on a header which looked live a reverse copy of the goal against Brazil. Went back across the face of goal and Rodriguez could get to to finish it off. Overall a good half, USA in the lead at the break.
  • 35'
    Honestly, France looks the better side right now. More of the ball, more chances. But the USA took its one chance well. Foul on the USA there, not a dangerous spot, but France is making life tough in the middle of the pitch.
  • 32'
    Now it's France again with a free kick in a dangerous spot. The USA has to be careful here.... Played short, and the shot taken left footed.... NEARLY... France hits the upper v and it comes back out. Bompastor... what a hit.
  • 30'
    Welcome to's live commentary of the WWC semifinal between the USA and France. Sorry for the delays, a few technical issues. The USA has a 1-0 lead thanks to Cheney's deft touch redirecting a cross into the net, but this certainly hasn't been one sided. France just had a chance on goal and has looked dangerous for portions of the match. We seem to be back online and in good shape for now, so we'll do our best to keep you up to date from here on out.
  • 9'
    Goal Lauren Cheney