USA reached their third successive Women's World Cup final after defeating England 2-1 in Lyon. Christen Press gave USA the lead in the 10th minute. Ellen White equalized for the Three Lions with a superb finish in the 19th minute.
Alex Morgan, playing on her birthday, scored the goal that proved to be the match winner. Millie Bright was sent off for England late on, only after American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher had saved a spot-kick from England captain Steph Houghton.