USWNT escape Spain, date with France up next

News Release, NWSL

Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe scored two goals on two penalty kicks to lead the United States into the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Spain. Rapinoe scored her first in just the seventh minute, but Spain equalized immediately on a goal by Jennifer Hermoso.

The score remained deadlocked well into the second half before Spain was called for a foul in the box. VAR confirmed the penalty, and Rapinoe scored the game-winner in the 75th minute.

The United States will face France in the quarterfinals in Paris on Friday.

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