Good News and Bad News.
Good News: The US won! Yay!
Bad News: Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday both received consecutive yellow cards, and will be suspended for the United States’ Quarterfinal match vs. China.
Rapinoe’s yellow card was a rather questionable decision, as Colombian players were diving/faking injury all over the field to the point that Shakira is going to change the lyrics in her “Hips Don’t Lie” song to: “Let me see you dive like you come from Colombia.”
After a scoreless first half, Alex Morgan was taken down by Colombian Goalkeeper Catalina Perez in the box…
…the Colombian national was shown a red card, sent off, and the US was given a penalty kick.
The results of said penalty kick by Abby Wambach were … well, how do I put this nicely? … horrible.
Have no fear, Alex Morgan is here…
Carli Lloyd put the game away with a second penalty kick…
…and it was a wrap from there.
The United States takes on China this Friday, 7 PM EST, on FOX.