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Former Nittany Lion Ali Krieger Sends U.S. to Women’s World Cup Semifinals

Yesterday afternoon, in Dresden, Germany, former Nittany Lion Ali Krieger slotted home the game-winning penalty kick to advance the U.S. Women to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinals. Her shot in the lower left-hand corner of the net marked the end of an absolutely remarkable and improbable victory for the US Women’s National Team (USWNT).

The match featured many controversial calls against Krieger and company (nothing new there). Before Rachel Buehler’s tackle on Marta resulted in a red card and a penalty kick for Brazil, the US held a 1-0 lead for about an hour. After many, and I mean many, horrible judgements by the referee, the USWNT found themselves down 2-1, playing a woman down, in the 122nd minute. Then, the latest goal in World Cup history happened.

After a few penalty kicks, Krieger sent the U.S. women through to the semifinals with the the fifth and final PK goal. This match will surely go down as one of the most thrilling and improbable comebacks in the history of American soccer.

Ali Krieger played at Penn State from 2003-2006. In her four years, she earned 2 All-American honors while leading the Nittany Lions to four consecutive Big Ten championships. The 26 year-old defender currently plays club soccer for 1. FFC Frankfurt in Germany.

The USWNT will take on France in the semifinals. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN this Wednesday at 12pm (EST).

Will you be watching?

You can see  all the highlights, including Ali’s winning PK, here.

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Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

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