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USA Beats Canada 4-3 On Alex Morgan Header, Advances to Gold Medal Match With Japan

A fitting end to a thrilling match. Alex Morgan scored on a dramatic header in the 122nd minute, giving the United States a 4-3 win over Canada in extra time and advancing them to the Gold Medal match against Japan. It will be a rematch of the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final.

The U.S. were resilient, coming  back from a goal down three times in the match, though, to be fair, they were a bit fortunate. Megan Rapinoe’s corner slipping into the net was the product of luck and awful defending (though her second goal was a genuine golazo). Both the time-wasting call to set up the indirect free kick and the penalty awarded against Canada on the third U.S. goal were poor decisions. An exhausted Canada team had little to offer once the match hit extra time.

Hat tip to Canada’s star striker Christine Sinclair, who had three excellent goals. Canada had not beaten the U.S. since March 2001 and will be absolutely heartbroken.

Previously: How Many Times Will You Watch Video of Landon Donovan’s Game-Winning Goal vs. Algeria?

[Photo via Presswire]

 

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