• The U.S.A. took an early lead after Lauren Cheney scored in the 9th minute to put them up 1-0.

  • France answered with a goal from Gaetane Thiney in the 55th minute to tie the game 1-1. (Photo vi...

    France answered with a goal from Gaetane Thiney in the 55th minute to tie the game 1-1. (Photo via Times Online)

  • Abby Wambach broke the tie in the 79th minute, burying a header in the back of net off a Cheney corner kick.

  • Three minutes later, Alex Morgan tacked on an insurance goal to put the United States up 3-1.

  • The U.S. will face Japan - who defeated Sweden 3-1 in the second semifinal - on Sunday, July 17 i...

    The U.S. will face Japan - who defeated Sweden 3-1 in the second semifinal - on Sunday, July 17 in the Women’s World Cup Championship match. (Photo via NYdailynews.com)

  • Here’s Japan’s third goal (from deep) that finished off Sweden in today’s second semifinal. (Via Dirty Tackle)