With a 1-0 win over Nigeria in a practical monsoon, the U.S. women advance to the quarterfinal stage of the Women's World Cup. Lori Chalupny scored her first goal for the Women's side in the first minute of play.
With Sweden winning the other Group B Match against North Korea, the United States stands alone at the top of group B. Despite winning against North Korea, the Swedes will not advance ahead of North Korea, losing out on goal differential. The U.S. team will face England on September 22.