Happy birthday, Alex Morgan.
You and the United States women’s national team have quite the game ahead. Facing off against England in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinals, the USWNT is looking to get past another giant on soccer’s biggest stage.
Megan Rapinoe led the United States into the semis, scoring both the opening goal and the match-winner against France in the quarterfinals.
Awaiting the U.S. is England, which had already booked its spot in the semifinals with a 3-0 victory over Norway. The Lionesses’ Ellen White scored her fifth goal of the tournament in the match, tying her for top spot in the Golden Boot race with the United States’ Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the match between the USWNT and England at the 2019 Women’s World Cup semifinals. Follow along below.
USWNT vs. England: Live scores and highlights from 2019 Women’s World Cup
All times Eastern.
4:40 p.m. | 83′ – SAVE. ALYSSA FREAKING NAEHER. Stephanie Houghton takes the PK to her right side and Naeher stops it on the line.
4:39 p.m. | 82′ – So after LONG REVIEW they’re giving England a penalty on VAR. Conceded, allegedly by Becky Sauerbrunn.
4:36 p.m. | 79′ – Carli Lloyd, the icon, replaces Tobin Heath.
4:27 p.m. | 71′ – Sub for England. Jade Moore replaces Keira Walsh.
England scores but VAR confirms the offside.
Remains 2-1, #USA here in Lyon.
– U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 2019
4:24 p.m. | 67′ – ELLEN WHITE SCORES FOR ENGLAND BUT VAR CALLS HER OFFSIDE. EVERYBODY BREATHE.
4:21 p.m. | 65′ – Rose Lavelle comes off clutching her hamstring. Sam Mewis comes on in her palce.
4:14 p.m. | 58′ – Substitution for England. Francesca Kirby comes on for Beth Mead.
4:12 p.m. | 56′ – We’ve got end to end action right now, but nothing to note. So here’s a great take on the American flag, that I think we should consider using!
4:02 p.m. | 46′ – The ball is rolling for the second half. WE BACK.
3:53 p.m. – Alyssa Naeher appreciation moment. This save was UNREAL.
3:47 p.m. | 45+2 – Halftime. The USWNT lead England 2-1 at the break.
3:45 p.m. | 45′ – Corner for England conceded by Crystal Dunn.
3:42 p.m. | 42′ – Corner U.S. Tobin Heath sends in an inswinging ball, but England clears for a U.S. throw in.
Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)
– FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019
3:31 p.m. | 31′ – GOAL! ON HER BIRTHDAY! Lindsey Horan sends a PEACH of a ball into the six, and Alex Morgan, the birthday girl gets her sixth goal of the tournament off her head.
3:28 p.m. | 28′ – Corner for England. Becky Sauerbrun almost sends it into the back of her own net, but Mead’s cross doesn’t even end up in play.
3:19 p.m. |19′ – GOAL. Who else but Ellen White to tie this game up?! Beth Mead beats O’Hara on the left side and White slips through two defenders for a right footed volley home.
CHRISTEN PRESS! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
– FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019
3:09 p.m. | 9′ – GOAL! CHRISTEN PRESS. A header sent in by Kelley O’Hara on a DIME finds Press’ head for a perfect finish and her first goal of the tournament!
So You’re Wondering Why Megan Rapinoe Isn’t Starting For The USWNT:
As good as Pinoe is, she doesn’t contribute a lot defensively. Christen Press is the fastest and fittest player on the USWNT. England RB Lucy Bronze has been the best player at this tournament. So, that’s why.
– Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) July 2, 2019
3:07 p.m. | 7′ – Reason for Rapinoe’s substitute status maybe?
3:05 p.m. | 5′ – ROSE LAVELLE WITH THE NUTMEG AND SHOT. But dang, great reaction save by England’s Carly Telford. Filthy from Rosey, though.
3:03 p.m. | 3′ – Corner for the U.S. Rose Lavelle sends it in, but England clear.
3:00 p.m. | 1′ – Kickoff. Here. We. Go.
2:56 p.m. – Anthems are playing. It’s almost go time.
2:45 p.m. – It’s Alex Morgan’s 30th birthday on this semifinal gameday! But she has important business to attend to first …
2:34 p.m. – England will be in the home white and the U.S. will suit up in the away red.
2:06 p.m. – Here’s the USWNT’s starting XI. Rapinoe rested as Christen Press gets her second start of the tournament.