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US Women's Soccer Beats England to Head to World Cup Final

For the 3rd consecutive time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2019 4:16 PM CDT
US players celebrate after the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. US won 2-1.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

(Newser) – The US women's soccer team is heading to the Women's World Cup finals for the third consecutive time. The US Women's National Team beat England 2-1 in the semifinals Tuesday, CBS Sports reports, leading to tweets like this from FIFA Women's World Cup: "THE @USWNT ARE IN THE #FIFAWWC FINAL!" And this from the USWNT itself: "PARTY LIKE IT’S 1776 because we’re going to the #FIFAWWC FINAL!!!!" The final game will be held Sunday, per FIFA; the Netherlands and Sweden play their semifinal game Wednesday, and the winner of that game will face the US in the final. The US won the last Women's World Cup, in 2015, and also came out on top in 1991 and 1999. (Here's why Megan Rapinoe didn't play Tuesday.)

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