The U.S. women's team defeated England to move on to their third straight final.

In a surprising game-time decision, Christen Press played in replacement of Megan Rapinoe, star of the last two matches and scorer of the United States last four .

Press netted the game's first goal with a stunning header in the 10th minute. But England sharpshooter Ellen White equalized with a one-touch knock-in in the 19th minute. White led the race for the Golden Boot, if only for 11 minutes.

Alex Morgan scored the go-ahead goal in the 31st minute, making her the tournament's Golden Boot leader. The birthday girl celebrated the goal by taking a sip of tea, an apparent jab at her opponents.

Alex Morgan goal celebration versus England
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The second half was action-packed.

Ellen White tied the score in the 67th minute, only to have it ruled out by . She also had a chance to seal the equalizer ten minutes later when US defender Becky Sauerbrunn fouled her in the box. White missed the subsequent penalty kick.

The United States will now have a chance to win its fourth World Cup title. and the Netherlands face off in tomorrow's semi-final match to decide the final World Cup matchup.