Germany's Celia Sasic (13) reacts after missing a penalty kick against U.S. keeper Hope Solo during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
MONTREAL (AP) Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.
Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net.
Lloyd's penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup on Tuesday night.