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USA vs. North Korea LIVE UPDATES: 2011 Women's World Cup Group C

06/28/2011 12:12 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2011

The USA women's national soccer team kicks off its 2011 World Cup campaign with an opening round match Group C against North Korea.

The Americans last faced North Korea during group play at the 2007 World Cup in China when the two teams battled to a 2-2 draw.

The match begins at 12:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. You can also watch it on ESPN3.

06/28/2011 2:07 PM EDT

FINAL SCORE: 2-0

After a scoreless first half, the American women turned up the energy, scoring to goals to take down North Korea in the opening match of Group C play.

06/28/2011 2:05 PM EDT

Crazy Offsides Call

A close call for the North Korea, who almost let in a third goal on an intense play in the final minutes.

06/28/2011 2:03 PM EDT

Stoppage Time

The official adds 2 minutes of stoppage time.

06/28/2011 1:59 PM EDT

Shot On Goal

A good strike from North Korea is saved by Hope Solo. Score remains 2-0 in favor of the U.S.

06/28/2011 1:56 PM EDT

North Korea Substitution

K. Song Hwa comes on, H. Un Byol steps off

06/28/2011 1:54 PM EDT

10 Minutes Remaining

Only 10 minutes remain in regular time

06/28/2011 1:52 PM EDT

U.S. Substitution

Before we were distracted by that amazing goal, the U.S. substituted Alex Morgan in for Amy Rodriguez. Now back to the action...

06/28/2011 1:50 PM EDT

GOAL!!!!

U.S.A. scores its second goal of the match! A cross from the right side that deflected off the post gets picked up by Rachel Buehler for the insurance score.

U.S. now leads North Korea 2-0.

06/28/2011 1:47 PM EDT

U.S. Corner Kick

A wasted opportunity for the Americans, as the set play on a short corner kick falls apart before it gets started.

06/28/2011 1:43 PM EDT

With 20 minutes remaining...

It's the U.S. over North Korea, 1-0, with the Americans leading in shots on target by a margin of 9-6.

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