US Advances With Two PK’s

Jonathan Grant | June 25th, 2019

The United States Women’s Soccer team didn’t have the easiest of times on Monday against Spain, but they figured out a way to grind and grit their way past the underdogs to win their Round of 16 clash 2-1 and set up an intriguing quarterfinal against hosts France on Friday.

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The Americans got an early goal via a Megan Rapinoe penalty kick, only to see Spain race back with a goal of their own through Jennifer Hermoso less than two minutes later. A physical hour or so would go by before the #1 ranked team and defending champions earned a second penalty kick, which was eventually put away by Rapinoe to ultimately send them to the last eight of the competition. Canada failed to make it two North American teams in the quarterfinal in the nightcap, losing 1-0 to Sweden.

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