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U.S. vs France Women's World Cup game breaks viewership record

U.S. vs France Women's World Cup game breaks viewership record

England tied things up at 1-1 in the 19th minute on a goal from Ellen White.

- The women's USA soccer team's match against France had 6.3 million viewers on FOX and FOX streaming services as well as 8.2 million viewers on television alone, according to Nielsen ratings.

England would never seriously threaten again through the game's final six minutes plus seven minutes of stoppage time.

Rapinoe, who had scored two goals in each of the last two games, did not play.

A second White goal was taken off the board for offside in the second half, before England was awarded a penalty kick.

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In the 68th minute, it looked as if both Alex Morgan and the US would lose their leads, as England's Jill Scott flicked a flawless ball past the USA back line.

White, who scored England's only goal in the 19th minute to wipe out a US advantage that was gained via Christen Press' marker in the 10th minute, stepped to the penalty kick spot and fired a rocket to Naeher's right side, but she turned it away easily.

England had shut out its last four opponents but the United States attacked early as expected - the Americans have scored within the first 15 minutes of all of their games in France. And Rapinoe stuck a victorious pose in a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over France on Friday night in Paris.

Press delivered first, scoring on a header off a long cross from Kelley O'Hara that sailed over Telford's outstretched arm. And Alyssa Naeher ... she needs to be player of the match. Telford started in the team's group stage match against Argentina. The U.S. were evidently the better side throughout most of the match, but a few times England were able to exploit the U.S.'s back third in the attack, either by stretching the backline and opening up space between centerbacks Abby Dahlkemper and Becky Sauerbrunn, or by gathering the ball on the wings with enough space to create a play.

Millie Bright drew her second yellow card in the 86th minute, giving her a red and sending her off the pitch.