The United States continued their early scoring dominance in a huge quarterfinals match against France as Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring in the fifth minute Friday. She capitalized on a free kick into the box after Alex Morgan was fouled on the wing, just outside of the 18-yard-box.
Rapinoe fired the free kick, which went past everyone, including French keeper Sarah Bouhaddi.
The goal continues the USWNT’s streak of scoring a goal in the first 12 minutes of each match in the FIFA Women’s World Cup so far. They’ve never lost a Women’s World Cup match, especially when scoring first.
The goal also has France trailing for the first time in this tournament.