US women’s team advances to World Cup Final

MONTREAL – The United States is headed to its second straight Women’s World Cup final after a 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday in front of a raucous pro-U.S. crowd of 51,176 fans.

Carli Lloyd scored for the second straight match, and second-half substitute Kelley O’Hara added a late insurance goal to send the U.S. to the Women’s World Cup final for the fourth time in seven tournaments.

Lloyd scored from the penalty spot in the 69th minute, sending Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer the wrong way. Alex Morgan drew the penalty kick after having her path obstructed by Germany defender Annike Krahn on the edge of the box. Lloyd has now scored in three consecutive games.

“These are the moments I live for,” Lloyd said. “These are the moments when I kind of roll my sleeves up and say to myself I have to step up.”

USA midfielder Megan Rapinoe celebrates after winning the semi-final football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. (Photo by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty)
USA midfielder Megan Rapinoe celebrates after winning the semi-final football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015.
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Kelley O'Hara of the United States scores the second goal past Tabea Kemme of Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty)
Kelley O’Hara of the United States scores the second goal past Tabea Kemme of Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
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USA v Germany: Semi-Final - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (Photo by Elsa/Getty)
Alex Morgan #13 of the United States with the ball against Simone Laudehr #6, Annike Krahn #5 and Lena Goessling #20 of Germany in the first half in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
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Semi-finals - USA vs Germany (Photo by Andre Pichette/EPA)
USA’s defender Kelley O’Hara (C, bottom) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Germany during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-final soccer match between USA and Germany, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, June 30, 2015.
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Semi-finals - USA vs Germany (Photo by Andre Pichette/EPA)
USA’s midfielder Tobin Heath (L) in action against Germany’s midfielder Lena Gosling (R) during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-final soccer match between USA and Germany, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, June 30, 2015.
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Fans of the United States celebrate after the USA 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty)
Fans of the United States celebrate after the USA 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
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Celia Sasic #13 of Germany reacts after missing a penalty kick against the United States in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty)
Celia Sasic #13 of Germany reacts after missing a penalty kick against the United States in the second half in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
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Soccer: Women's World Cup-Semifinal-United States at Germany (Photo by Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports/Retuters)
United States midfielder Morgan Brian (14) and Germany forward Alexandra Popp (18) collide attempting a header during the first half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec on June 30, 2015. Brian and Popp were injured on the play.
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Semi-finals - USA vs Germany (Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/EPA)
USA’s midfielder Carli Lloyd (C) celebrates her penalty goal with teammates during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Semi-final soccer match between USA and Germany, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, June 30, 2015.
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