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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Team USA Advancing to Round of 16

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After three hard-fought matches and first round outcome of two wins and a draw, team USA will move on in the 2015 FIFA Wold Cup. The US started their journey with an exciting win against Australia. Megan Rapinoe & Christen Press secured the team’s victory with a combined total of three goals. With an unfortunate draw against Sweden in game two, team USA needed their third game win over Nigeria.

USA vs. Nigeria – Abby Wambach with game winning volley:

Jill Ellis, USA coach
“Nigeria gave us a good fight, as expected. They’re a dangerous team. I’m happy with the way we played both with and without the ball. We can attack with confidence if we have a good backline. It’s a shame we only scored one goal but we’re very happy to finish top of a difficult group. Investments in women’s football are constantly increasing worldwide, so I think it’s right to talk of an evolution. In terms of tactics, this is the best tournament I’ve ever seen.”courtesy of FIFA.com

Team USA will play Colombia (third place team from Group F) on Monday, June 22nd @ 8pm ET on FOX!