The US Women’s National Team have won their fourth World Cup title, beating Japan 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the 31st America’s Cup.
The USWNT beat the defending champions to reach the final for the first time since 1986.
The Americans went unbeaten in the first three games of the tournament, with four goals scored in each of their opening two matches, and have won three of their five games in the group stage.
The USA defeated Japan in their opening group game 1-0 on Tuesday, with defender Julie Johnston adding an assist for the winning goal.
The match, played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the first of four matches for the USA.
Japan’s win will earn the team a berth in the final, where they will play Australia and France.
The first of those matches is scheduled for November 20.
Japan, who were eliminated from the 2016 World Cup by Japan in the round of 16, are in the second round.
They have yet to reach a final and will play in the last eight.
They will face France in the semifinals on Thursday.
Japan have won the previous two editions of the Americas Cup, with the USWOMens winning gold at the 2002 and 2007 tournaments.
The American Cup has been the biggest sporting event in the world since the Women’s World Cup, in which the US won the trophy in 1984.
The event has been played at four venues in the US since 1985, with seven of the eight tournaments going to the USA and three to Japan.