Featured Matches
Previous
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Manchester United
Internazionale
Jul 29, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
Jul 29, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Nice
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brøndby
Silkeborg IF
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AIK
Falkenbergs FF
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Djurgarden
5:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
All Boys
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Belgrano de Córdoba
Independiente
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Aug 30, 2012

U.S. beats North Korea

URAWA, Japan -- The United States beat North Korea 2-1 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the women's under-20 World Cup, while defending champion Germany coasted to a 4-0 win over Norway.

U.S. substitute Chioma Ubogagu scored early in extra time, connecting on a header off Crystal Dunn's pass in the 98th minute.

The U.S. will play Nigeria in the semifinals on Tuesday, while Germany will play Japan.

The North Koreans pressed after Ubogagu's goal but couldn't tie it in the remaining 22 minutes of extra time.

"We knew it was going to be a competitive match and it was," U.S. coach Steve Swanson said. "I have a lot of respect for North Korea, they played a great game. Our players played a tremendous game and we're happy to be moving on."

Vanessa Di Bernardo gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute when she took control of a failed clearance and fired a long-range shot past North Korean goalkeeper O Chang Ran.

Sub Kim Su Gyong tied it for North Korea in the 75th when she took a pass and beat U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberline with an angled shot into the top corner.

Germany, bidding to become the first team to win consecutive titles, took control against Norway with three goals in the first 20 minutes.

Japan's senior team beat Germany 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup before defeating the U.S. to claim the title.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.