USWNT vs. France Results: Megan Rapinoe shines again as Americans oust host nation France

first_imgFor our NationFor the 🔴, ⚪️ and 🔵For U.S. all.Lineup Notes: #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20192:42 p.m. | Here’s how the USWNT will line up.Jessica McDonald and her son have a handshake together and it’s awesome. 👏— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 28, 20192:33 p.m. | A little pregame warm-ups for the U.S. Jess McDonald’s 7-year-old son arrived in France a few days ago and he and mom shared a special moment. Survive and advance.That was the plan for Friday’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal between the defending champion United States women’s national team and its toughest challenge yet in France, and the U.S. executed said plan to perfection.  The USWNT went on the attack early, as they often do, scoring in just the fifth minute on a blistering free kick from Megan Rapinoe. The U.S. have scored within the first 12 minutes of every match they’ve played in the tournament.Start strong. Finish Strong. #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 2019MORE: Watch USWNT live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Rapinoe would add her second of the match and her fifth of the tournament in the 65th minute, scoring after Alex Morgan worked space for Tobin Heath to send a cross in beyond and behind Sam Mewis, but perfect for the on-running Rapinoe.France would get on the scoring sheet in the 81st minute. Gaëtane Thiney sent in a free kick and found Wendie Renard’s head, beating goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and her mark, Julie Ertz, for a header. This is the USWNT’s first win againt France in their last four meetings. With the win, the USA ties Norway’s 1995-1999 record 10-game win streak for the longest in tournament history.England awaits the U.S. for a semifinal match on Tuesday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET. Sporting News tracked scores, updates and highlights from the match between the USWNT and France at the 2019 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. See how it played out below.USWNT vs. France: Results and highlights from 2019 Women’s World CupUSA: 2France: 1 Our pink-haired rockstar we stan.Today’s @budweiserusa WOTM, @mrapinoe 👩🏻‍🎤— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 2019Live in the pressure 🤨We’re headed to Lyon for a semifinal clash vs. England! #FIFAWWC | #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20194:53 p.m. | 90+5 – IT’S OVER. THE USA KNOCKS OUT THE HOSTS 2-1. 4:51 p.m. | 90+3 – Yellow card to Élise Bussaglia for a foul on Alex Morgan. 4:49 p.m. | 90+2 – We’re into stoppage time now. The French are pressing. The Americans are playing to retain the lead. I’m heavy breathing!4:45 p.m. | 88′  – Personal update: I’m sweating. This game is end to end!’87 | Final sub of the game.➡️ @ChristenPress⬅️ @mPinoe #FIFAWWC | #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20194:44 p.m. | 87′ – Substitution. Christen Press comes on for Megan Rapinoe.We’ve heard every one of them in here tonight, too! #FRAUSA 🇫🇷🇺🇸— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 28, 2019’81 | Second #USWNT sub of the game.➡️ @CarliLloyd⬅️ @sammymewy #FIFAWWC | #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20194:38 p.m. |  81′ – Almost unfairly, the USWNT sub in Carli Lloyd. She replaces Sam Mewis. GAME ON! 😳Stop us if you’ve heard this before. Renard with the header off a set piece. France are back in it. #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20194:38 p.m. | 81′ – GOAL! FRANCE. On the free kick from Thiney, Wendie Renard heads it home. 2-1 the USA lead.OFFSIDE!? 🤔Heath puts in the USWNT’s third goal of the night, but Dunn is judged to be offside… #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20194:33 p.m. | 76′ – They called Dunn offside, commentators and my own eyes disagree. No goal. 2-0 U.S. Also substitution for France. Delphine Cascarino replaces Valérie Gauvin.4:32 p.m. | 75′ – GOAL!!! BEAUTIFUL BALL WORK BY THE US. Morgan slots in Dunn, who crosses to Heath, who unmarked passes it into the net. 4:30 p.m. | 73′ – Fifth corner for France. Kadidiatou Diani is WORKING Dunn on the right side of the field. The corner ends harmlessly in Naeher’s arms.MORGAN ➡️ HEATH ➡️ RAPINOEA wonderful team goal doubles the @USWNT ‘s lead! #FIFAWWC 🇺🇸— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20194:22 p.m. | 65′ – GOAL! JUST THAT QUICKLY. Alex Morgan goes central, making space for Heath, Heath sends the ball far post behind Mewis, and Rapinoe is there for her second of the night!4:21 p.m. | 64′ – SAVE NAEHER. A quick restart by the French after the substitution and the US goalkeeper was even quicker to it!’64 | #USWNT makes its first sub of the game.➡️ @LindseyHoran⬅️ @roselavelle #FRAUSA | #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20194:20 p.m. | 63′ – Substitution for the USWNT. Lindsey Horan replaces Rose Lavelle.4:15 p.m. | 58’ – BENDING BUT NOT BREAKING INDEED. Dunn gets beat on the outside, US ‘keeper Alyssa Naeher misses the punch and after a bit of flailing, Le Sommer sends her shot into the side netting. Phew. Okay.4:13 p.m. | 56′ – Corner for France. O’Hara with good defense in the box to block Le Sommer’s dangerous cross. Bending but not breaking are the U.S. right now. 4:10 p.m. | 53’ – Another corner conceded by Ertz. Following the shot from Henry, the U.S. are looking a touch shakey at the back right now. The ensuign header sails over the bar.4:08 p.m. | 51 ‘ – Corner conceded by Julie Ertz as France’s Eugénie Le Sommer blows past everyone for France’s first tough chance on the night.4:05 p.m. | 78′ – Another corner for the U.S. Rapinoe stands over the ball, but it comes to nothing. Another fast start for the USA!Mewis forces a good save from Bouhaddi, who then kicks away the follow-up attempt from Heath. #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20194:02 p.m. | 46′ – We back, y’all. Second half underway. Also a corner for the US as Tobin Heath wastes NO TIME.bright lights and big moments. #FRAUSA | #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20193:48 p.m. | 45+3 – Halftime. The teams head to the locker rooms. The U.S. leads 1-0 over France. 😳 Amel Majri just ran into a brick wall aka Kelley O’Hara. #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20193:44 p.m. | 43′ – Kelley O’Hara. Solid. Oof.3:32 p.m. | 32′ – Corner France. Sam Mewis defend’s Amadine Henry’s cross in for the second corner for the French. “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!?!” – Megan Rapinoe #USAvsFRA | #FIFAWWC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 28, 20193:29 p.m. | 29′ – Corner France. Crystal Dunn blocks a cross sent in by Amel Majri. The corner ends up amounting to nothing more than a goal kick. 3:25 p.m. | 23′ – Torrent tries a through ball, but Amandine Henry is caught offside.GOOOAALLL 🇺🇸 Kansas City erupts! #FIFAWWC // @KC2026WorldCup— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) June 28, 2019#DareToShine— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 20193:17 p.m. | 15′ – The USWNT are flying forward. Rapinoe bumped off the ball outside the 18 by French goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. Sam Mewis goes down, but is quickly back up after no call. And no contact. Anyhoo…3:10 p.m. | 8’ – Corner for the US sent too long by Rapinoe. Conceded by France’s Marion Torrent.DREAM START FOR THE USA! 🇺🇸 @mpinoe ‘s free kick gets past everyone as the @USWNT takes an early lead once again! #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 2019MEGAN RAPINOE!!!!! 🇺🇸 #USA takes an early 1-0 lead. #USAvFRA | #FIFAWWC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 28, 2019’5 – GOAL! @mPinoe puts the USA on the board EARLY!1-0 | #FRAUSA— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20193:06 p.m. | 5′ – GOAL! Megan Rapinoe with a low-driving free kick through traffic! For our NationFor the 🔴, ⚪️ and 🔵For U.S. all.Lineup Notes: #OneNationOneTeam— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 28, 20193:04 p.m. | 4′ – Alex Morgan in fouled by France’s Griedge Mbock Bathy, she’s shown a yellow. Free kick U.S.3:00 p.m. | 1′ – The US is trying to strike EARLY. 3:00 p.m | 1’ – Here. We. Go. Kickoff. Pregamelast_img

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