The U.S. Under-20 women's national team will get a chance to make up for its one major blemish at this year's World Cup on the biggest possible stage.
Goals from Morgan Brian and Keaila Ohai lifted the U.S. U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in the semifinals at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Tuesday, putting them in position capture a third U-20 World Cup title. Brian's 22nd-minute header off a cross from Mollie Pathman proved to be the game-winner, while Ohai chipped the Nigerian goalkeeper off a feed from Samantha Mewis in the 70th minute to ice the result.
Standing in U.S. U-20s' way from another title is Germany, the only team to defeat the U.S. during the tournament, doing so in emphatic fashion with a 3-0 result in group play. Germany topped host Japan by a matching 3-0 scorline in Tuesday's other semifinal to set up the rematch. The U.S. U-20 women have never lost in a World Cup final, getting there and winning in both 2002 and 2008.
The U.S.-Germany final is set for 6:20 a.m. Saturday and can be seen live on ESPNU and ESPN3.com.
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