Substitute Kelley O’Hara then netted in the 84th minute off a Lloyd cross to seal the U.S. team’s 2-0 victory.
The Americans have now kept opponents from scoring for 513 minutes. They have also only allowed 1 goal in 6 games for this World Cup.
“It’s not about the system. It’s about the players on the field. They did a great job,” USA manager Jill Ellis said after the match. “They played their hearts out with guts tonight. I’m so, so pleased for them. We prepared very, very well. We watched a lot of film and broke it down, but the players executed. That’s the key.”
The World Cup final is Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia. The U.S. lost to Japan in the 2011 final. And they want a REMATCH!