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US Women advance to World Cup quarterfinals with 2-0 win over Colombia

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Team USA has yet to put forth a dominant win but they managed a 2-0 victory over Colombia Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, where China awaits them.

After a slow first half, the Americans looked to have their chance to run away with the game in the 47th minute when Alex Morgan's run was stopped by Colombian goalkeeper Catalina Perez's red card penalty. A penalty kick was awarded since there were no defenders left to make a stop but Abby Wambach's shot went wide of the net to the opposite side that backup keeper Stefany Castano dove toward.

Morgan took advantage of the extra player in the 53rd minute with a close-range shot past Castano. Morgan's first goal of the tournament came in her first full game as she appears to be back to full strength from a knee injury.

Veteran Carli Lloyd converted a second penalty kick in the 66th minute to make it 2-0 and the US held on to preserve the shutout.

Yellow cards issued to Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday will result in the duo of midfielders missing the next match against China. That quarterfinal will be played in Ottawa against China with coverage starting on FOX 8 Friday at 6 PM.

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