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.
By Jeff Kassouf, NBC Sports
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.”