US Women Spank France 3-1, March Into Their Third World Cup Final (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

14th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

The US Women spanked France with two late goals to secure themselves a spot in the World Cup against Japan (who beat Sweden 3-1 in the other semi-final) in Frankfurt on Sunday.

Laura Cheney swept home to put the States a goal up inside nine minutes, only for France to equalise ten minutes after the break when Sonia Bompastor’s flat cross bounced across the six-yard box and nestled inside the far post.

As the game entered the last ten minutes, Abby Wambach angled in her second late header in as many games to put the States back ahead, and Alex Morgan sealed the victory three minutes later with a dinky chip over the on-rushing (and, frankly, quite rubbish) Berangere Sapowicz.

As for the final, the omens are looking good from a Yank perspective, with the USWNT having never lost in their two previous appearances.


Laura Cheney opens the scoring for the US

Sonia Bompastor’s (out of shot) cross-cum-shot-cum-mostly-cross evades Hope Solo’s dive to put France back on level terms

Abby Wambach heads home to give the States the lead

Alex Morgan chips home the US Women’s third goal of the evening

The US Women celebrate at full-time

Highlights (catch them while you can)…

Photos: PA

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  1. hgo says:

    f*ucking big deal

  2. newcassel says:

    Nice smart finish for last goal

  3. MrMac says:

    I love hope solo, but why do i really, really, really want USA to loose?

  4. Why says:

    What’s up with the really inappropriate caption at the bottom of France’s goal. I mean you guys are funny but that wasn’t. It was just crass. Unless it’s some intern trying to be funny. You should take it off.

  5. Davy says:

    A happy Chris Wright?? He loves the US girls

  6. Chris says:

    @Why: Eh? What’s the problem boss?

    @Davy: Guilty!

  7. Chris says:

    Japan is amazing to watch. I think they just might beat your ladies, Chris. They’re like a bunch of little Silvas and Modrics out there.

  8. Chris says:

    And Chris – do Brits use the spelling “cum” for anything other than jizz? Because Americans don’t so…Personally it didn’t bother me in the least.

  9. Michael D says:

    @Chris (W) – I can’t lie, the ladies here (in the States) are built right. High-five for Jesus, keep making them that way

    @Chris (not Chris W) – yeah, Japan concerns me…they play better technically than France but can actually put the ball in the back of the net. Even though I don’t think they’ve ever beat the US in competition this is probably their best chance to do so. Of course I want our girls to pull it off but this will be their biggest test of the tournament. Japan is playing very sharp and on a great run, but then again you can never ever write off the US so it’ll be a great match on Sunday!

  10. Chris says:

    @Chris (this is getting confusing): Ah! I see now.

    As far as I’m aware ‘cross-cum-shot’ – as in a misplaced cross that ends up looking more like a shot on goal – is the correct spelling, though I could be wrong.

    It was nothing to do with the blowing of one’s beans.

  11. Davy says:

    @ Chris hahaha yeah you’re right there is a major difference between cross-cum-shot (which basically means a cross that became a shot) and a cross cumshot (which basically means an angry spray of one’s jizz)

  12. Patrick says:

    It is correct Chris. It comes from Latin. I think the guy was upset about it because he didn’t get that. See:

  13. Dick Naylor says:

    Alex Morgan’s goal was overshadowed by the fact that she is fit as fuck… or at least that’s my opinion.

  14. Montesquieu says:

    I’d pay good money to be that French guy who’s consolling the players.

  15. theredflag says:

    Hope Solo + Alex Morgan = Hottest Chicks at the World Cup

    Shame we won’t be seeing anymore of Louisa Necib…

  16. Michael says:

    Alex Morgan , what a girl !!

  17. Why says:

    Hahaha ok I see what you meant now… It really does look like someone with turrets was writing the caption, though. And Hope’s face in the picture doesn’t help!

  18. Ventilan says:

    “Why” paranoid much…

    To jump on the watch-women’s-football-because-they’re-women-bandwagon, it strikes me as really strange how a not really pretty woman like Louisa Necib can still be so hot.

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