Ali Krieger Scores Game Winner For United States Against Brazil

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 10: Ali Krieger, (11) scored the game winning goal for the United States against Brazil on Sunday in the women's World Cup. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Former Penn State women's soccer player Ali Krieger kicked the United States into the semi-finals of the women's World Cup in Dresden, Germany on Sunday when she notched the game winning goal for the Americans in penalty kicks against Brazil.

After Abby Wambach tied the game for the U.S. at two goals apiece late in extra time, the contest went to a shootout. U.S. keeper Hope Solo made a key save, setting up Krieger to be the hero for the U.S. she did not disappoint, burying her shot in the lower left corner for the victory.

Krieger sported the Blue and White from 2003-2006 and was a two-time All-American. She was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2003 and conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. She had 11 goals and 19 assists in her Nittany Lion career and played in 87 matches.

Here's video of Krieger's dramatic game winning goal for the Americans.

 

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