With Ali Krieger’s Help, U.S. One Step Closer to World Cup Glory
The Women’s World Cup wrapped up its quarterfinal games Sunday, and the U.S. team needed a dramatic comeback victory to survive. The Americans topped Brazil on extra-time penalties, tying the game at 2-2 in the final moments before edging the Brazilians 5-3 on spot kicks. The last of those penalties was taken by Ali Krieger ’07, who has started every game in the tournament for the U.S. For Krieger, the team’s right back, it was a rare chance to put the ball in the net. This ESPN.com link has the highlights, including video of Krieger’s clinching penalty and celebration.
The U.S. will face France on Wednesday in one of two semifinal matches, looking to earn a spot in next weekend’s final.
Ryan Jones, senior editor