Team USA Advances on Wambach Goal
Women advance to elimination round in World Cup soccer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 8:53 PM CDT
Abby Wambach celebrates her goal with teammates during the first half.   (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(Newser) – On to the knockout round of 16. Team USA beat Nigeria tonight in women's World Cup soccer to clinch first place in Group D and advance. The lone goal came from Abby Wambach, playing in her last World Cup, just before the end of the first half. Finishing in first place matters because the US will get a more favorable opponent in next week's game. That is, they won't face Brazil and the great Marta, notes Sports Illustrated.