U.S. women’s team advances to World Cup final

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The U.S. women’s soccer team beat England 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the Women’s World Cup final.

Christen Press, who started in place of injured co-captain Megan Rapinoe, scored the first goal for the Americans.

After England tied it up, Alex Morgan added the go-ahead goal. But goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was credited by her teammates with sealing the victory with a late save on a penalty kick. “She saved our butts,” Morgan said.

The U.S. team will be playing in its third straight final, facing the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between Sweden and the Netherlands.

Rapinoe said she just had a “little, minor” hamstring strain but would be “ready for the final.”

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