U.S. bounces Brazil from World Cup

USA's goalkeeper Hope Solo (R) celebrates with teammates after their quarter-final victory over...

USA's goalkeeper Hope Solo (R) celebrates with teammates after their quarter-final victory over Brazil in the FIFA women's football World Cup, July 10, 2011 in Dresden, Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

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Dresden, Germany - Abby Wambach scored in the 122nd minute of extra time and the United States won a shootout, 5-3, to top Brazil after a 2-2 draw Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup.

Marta scored early in overtime for Brazil, but Wambach answered on essentially the final play of the second extra period, and the U.S. followed by converting all five penalties to return to the semifinals for the sixth time.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo saved a penalty against Brazil's Daiane in the third round of the shootout and Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger converted the last two chances to seal the victory at Rudolf-Harbig Stadium.

The Americans will play France in the semifinals on Wednesday.


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