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
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
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
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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