Team USA blanks Germany to reach Women's World Cup finals

Team USA is going to the Women's World Cup championship.

Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute and assisted on Kelley O'Hara's first international goal in the 84th minute in the Americans' 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinal in Montreal. Goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded her fifth straight shutout before a crowd of about 54,000 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

England and the defending Women's World Cup champion Japan play Wednesday night for the right to play the Americans in Sunday's championship in Vancouver.

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