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LLOYD LEADS USWNT TO WIN OVER GERMANY TO SEAL SPOT IN WORLD CUP FINAL

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After limping through a majority of the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team saved its best performance of the tournament for the semifinal showdown against the world’s No. 1 team.

Carli Lloyd provided a finish from the penalty spot before Kelly O’Hara added insurance, as the U.S. grabbed a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup semifinal at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Lloyd’s winner, which marked her third straight game with a goal, came just moments after seeing a Germany penalty kick go wide.

With the victory, the U.S. advances to Sunday’s tournament final. The Americans will meet the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal match-up between Japan and England.

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