The U.S. women’s soccer team beat France, 3-1, in Wednesday afternoon Women’s World Cup semifinal game, sending the Americans on to their first Cup final since 1999.
The United States will play the winner of Wednesday’s second semifinal, between Sweden and Japan, in Sunday's final.
The Americans went up early with an early goal in the ninth minute from Lauren Cheney, and then added two late—from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan—to seal the victory.
France’s lone goal came in the 55th minute from Sonia Bompastor.
ESPN has a full recap here. You can also read all the pre-game trash talk between Slate’s David Plotz and Slate.fr’s editoral staff here and here, respectively. And you can also check out Josh Levin's piece on the U.S.'s thrilling quarterfinal victory over Brazil here.
UPDATE: Japan beat Sweden, 3-1, in the second semifinal, earning a spot in the finals against the U.S. Kick-off is set for Sunday at 2:45 ET.