With Nigeria also through, it is the first time two African teams have made it to the knockouts at the same Women's World Cup. By scoring twice, the United States set the record for most goals scored in the group stage of the Women's World Cup with 18.
The United States are heading into the round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with an unbeaten record of three wins and zero losses. "We're so motivated to want to win and succeed". "There's a little bit of that that will definitely act as motivation. That's something we take pride in". It skipped low through the box and Lindsey Horan poked it into the back of the net for the fastest goal scored in this tournament. Instead, the Americans cruised to their third consecutive group stage victory - a first for the most successful program in tournament history - with a surprisingly easy 2-0 win.
Fifth-ranked Canada has bronze medals in the last two Olympics, but fell to England in the quarterfinals at the 2015 World Cup on home soil.
Five teams advanced through with flawless records as England, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and tournament host France won three games out of three.
Sinclair is now just two goals away from matching the global record set by former US forward Abby Wambach.
"We've been part of some very big games against them, and we haven't beaten them in a major tournament in a while". US Soccer called it a "coach's decision" and said Horan wasn't injured. "You have to take the approach that if it's a method where you're learning, you're growing, and you're getting better, you can't worry about what your opponent takes away from a game".
"It's what lens you look through it because that's one minute of a 97-minute game", Ellis told reporters. The U.S. did not concede a goal in its first three matches. "She can break lines on the dribble, she break lines on the pass, and she's got a shot that I've been on the end of a few times and she can really get a hold of it", said Sauerbrunn, who reclaimed her spot for the last two games after returning to fitness.
There was a misunderstanding between USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and defender Becky Sauerbrunn as Spain's Lucia Garcia stole the ball from Sauerbrunn and assisted Jennifer Hermoso, who scored her third goal of the tournament.
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The game started with a mistake from one of the U.S's outside defenders.
The game is now being played on FS1 and Telemundo. It was then a retaken missed penalty that turned a slightly lacklustre performance against Nigeria in a 1-0 win in their third and final game.
Coach Peter Gerhardsson said he selected his starters with an eye toward the next game.
"The fact that these important first steps were made, and that I was able to witness it personally, makes it all the more disappointing that it was not possible to keep up the positive momentum and to continue with similar progress", Infantino added.
Spain won't be expected to upset the United States in the last 16.
The U.S. will face France in the quarterfinals June 28 in Paris.
Tobin Heath was awarded a penalty early in the match and team captain Megan Rapinoe scored, giving U.S. the lead. She assisted Alex Morgan for USA's first goal of the tournament and has kept 2 clean sheets in the process.
The blame for the goal lay with both Naeher, who should have picked out a better pass, and Sauerbrunn, who needed to be aware of the pressure on her and move the ball more quickly.
Rapinoe said she was also happy to have her teammate take it instead of her, but the team's penalty-taking hierarchy ended up winning out.