Women’s U20 World Cup final: USA beats Germany, 1-0 to lift third title


Kealia Ohai scores the game winner in the 44th minute following great work down the right flank by full back Crystal Dunn and then celebrates a la Megan Rapinoe.
Congratulations, girls, that was a sweet victory against a formidable opponent who had beaten the USA, 3-0 in the group stage. The Germans had scored fifteen goals without conceding a single one in 610 minutes of matchplay before Ohai’s score broke that record.
” I saw Crystal taking it down the flank and I knew she would get something off so in my head I was thinking, ‘you’ve got to get in the box.’ I sprinted as fast as I could, got in the box, it went past Stengel and I shot it and I just couldn’t believe it.” Ohai said.
Ohai became the seventh US women to score a winning goal in open field play in a final. She joined a who’s who in women soccer: Michelle Akers, Tiffeny Milbrett, Lindsay Tarpley, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd.
Afterwards, the celebrations continued.

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