The USA are getting some chances and having moments of solid attacking, but let's be honest it's all on counter attack...so of course after Japan dominated the opening of the second half, Carli Lloyd scores again.
What an individual effort from Lloyd who took possession near midfield and sliced her way in to the Japanese third before unleashing a clinical strike that Fukumoto had no chance to stop. Tremendous credit to Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan who never touched the ball in the sequence but did a wonderful job of spreading out in front of Lloyd and drawing the Japanese defense apart to create space for her to get a clear shot on goal.
Just when you thought Japan was going to equalize, the USA turned the match completely on it's head. Carli Lloyd is having the match of her life in one of the biggest matches of her life. Four shot, three on target and two goals in 57 minutes. Wow...but this game is far from over.
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