Congrats USA Women’s Soccer! On To The Finals!

The U.S. played its best game of the Women’s World Cup andbeat Germany 2-0 to advance to Sunday’s World Cup final in Vancouver. Thanks to a ruthless 69th-minute penalty kick by Carli Lloyd, a gorgeous second from Kelley O’Hara and some helpful officiating from Romanian referee Teodora Albon, the U.S. will play in the sport’s biggest game for the second straight time, either in a rematch of the 2011 final against Japan or against upstart England.

There were plenty of heart-stopping moments, including a scary collision of heads in the first half between Morgan Brian and Alexandra Poppand a 60th-minute penalty miss by Germany’s Celia Sasic, in which she sprayed her spot kick wide left.

And there were two big calls that went the U.S.’s way: One when Julie Johnston avoided what should have been a red card for a denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, and a second when Alex Morgan appeared to be just outside the penalty box when Annike Krahn made contact with her, which set up Lloyd’s winner.

Want to know more? Got the drop at SI . . .

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