Win Puts U.S. Women in World Cup Semi-Finals

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After what's being called one of the most thrilling games in the history of World Cup soccer, the U.S. women's team is heading to the semi-finals.

Sunday, the American team beat Brazil 5-3 in penalty kicks.

The U.S. was ahead early, thanks to an own goal scored by Brazil. But Marta -- Brazil's star player and five-time FIFA World Player of the Year -- went on to score twice, appearing to win the game for Brazil.

Then, in the 122nd minute, U.S. player Abby Wambach tied the game. It was the latest goal scored in any World Cup game.

Now tied, the game went into a shoot out.

U.S. goalie Hope Solo made the save of her life, blocking one of Brazil's penalty kicks.

And then Ally Krieger scored the final goal for the American team, sending them on to the semi-finals against France.

The women have struggled to make a legacy of their own since the U.S. team won the World Cup in 1999.

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