September 4, 2012 - by
U.S. To Play For World Cup Gold Medal
TOKYO, Japan – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team battled a strong and fast Nigeria team before prevailing 2-0 in the first semifinal of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday at Tokyo National Stadium to earn a place in the championship game.

Morgan Brian and Kealia Ohai each tallied their first goals of the tournament as the U.S. advances to its third U-20 title match. The USA has won the tournament twice, defeating Canada to win the 2002 crown when it was a U-19 event, and most recently defeating Korea DPR 2-1 in the 2008 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The USA will face defending champion Germany, who defeated Japan 3-0 in the second semifinal, on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Tokyo National Stadium in the gold medal match. It is a rematch of an early pool play competition in which the Germans defeated the U.S. 3-0. Live coverage begins at 6:20 a.m. ET on ESPNU and ESPN3. Fans can also follow the match on’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

Portions of article courtesy of U.S. Soccer


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