Women's under-20 World Cup

U.S. beats Nigeria to reach final

September 4, 2012
By Associated Press
TOKYO -- The United States beat Nigeria 2-0 on Tuesday and will play defending champion Germany for the women's under-20 World Cup title.

Morgan Brian scored in the first half and Kealia Ohai added another goal in the second to send the Americans to the final for the third time. The U.S. won in 2002 and 2008.

"It was a difficult match physically," U.S. coach Steve Swanson said. "Nigeria gave us all we could handle and a little more. Getting that first goal was key for us."
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