The U.S. defeated England 2-1 in a close match on Tuesday and will advance to the 2019 Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. The U.S. will face the winner of the Netherlands and Sweden, who meet in the semi-final match on Wednesday. England will face the loser Saturday to determine third place.
Megan Rapinoe was left out of the starting lineup due to a hamstring injury.
Christen Press, replacing Rapinoe at forward, scored the opening goal 10 minutes into the match.
England’s Ellen White scored in the 19th minute to tie the game at one.
Alex Morgan scored the game-winner in the 31st minute.
U.S. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saved a penalty kick with six minutes left in regulation time.