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Fans celebrated on Twitter as the United States women’s soccer team defeated France Wednesday in the semifinals. Their 3-1 victory in Moenchengladbach, Germany, gave Team USA passage into the final Sunday. They will play either Japan or Sweden.
This will be the first time in 12 years that team USA has been in the Women’s World Cup Final.
Team goalkeeper Hope Solo, who has been praised for her astounding performance during the World Cup this year, jumped on Twitter to celebrate, writing “WORLD CUP FINAL BABY!”.
Fans celebrated along with Solo, even poking fun at the Men’s team:
“Why can’t the US men ever play as well as the US women in the World Cup? Way to go ladies, on to the FINALS!” —Jeff Chudzinski
“Congratulations to the US Womens Soccer team for making it to the World Cup Finals!! Now Stomp Them Out to be World Champions!!”– Michael Strahan, former NFL player
“Congrats to our USA girls!! Take that FIFA World cup, just like our boys did last year…oh wait they didn’t.” — Prisca Kendagor
“USA women in world cup final woop woop!… And we have the hottest goalkeeper ever” — Palani Adgate
“USA! USA! USA! Outstanding win at the #WorldCup today. This team is an real inspiration–and show the best of the American spirit.” —Paul Rieckhoff
“USA! USA! Great job! I love Solo’s hands, Wambach’s head, Morgan’s feet. I love this team! Congrats!” –Comedian Wanda Sykes
“USA defeats France 3-1 to move into the World Cup Final. France seemed to dominate the game, but USA is crafty.” —Scott Sigler
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