The United States women’s national team advanced to their third straight World Cup Finals with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday.
The USWNT won without the help of their star attacker Megan Rapinoe who missed the game with a hamstring injury. Christen Press started in Rapinoe’s place and promptly scored the first goal of the game. Though Rapinoe’s status is still unclear for the Final, she referred to the injury as a “minor strain" when speaking to Fox Sports. The veteran added that she thinks she’ll be ready for Sunday.
Alex Morgan, who was celebrating her 30th birthday, scored the winning goal with a header. Morgan celebrated by taking a sip of tea, paying homage to the Boston Tea Party of 1773. It was Morgan’s first goal since the first round when she scored five in a 13-0 thumping of Thailand.
The USWNT will take on the winner of Netherlands and Sweden on Sunday at 7 A.M. Alaska Standard Time.