The United States women have put together an impressive and dominant first half against North Korea, and they're unlucky to only be ahead by one goal. They're very much in command of their final group stage game at the London 2012 Olympics, and they lead 1-0 heading into halftime.
Alex Morgan got things off to a fast start with an impressive 20-yard shot in the 5th minute, forcing O Chang Ran into a save. She set up Abby Wambach for what appeared to be the opening goal three minutes later, but Wambach's impressive overhead kick finish was disallowed for offside. In the 15th minute, Morgan almost scored again, but hit the far post on an attempt from inside the box.
The United States finally found the breakthrough in the 25th minute. Lauren Cheney set up the chance with a long ball into the box the Morgan was able to beat everyone to thanks to her blistering pace. Her first touch wasn't great, but she recovered well to set up Wambach for a simple finish from six yards out, giving the USWNT a 1-0 lead.
North Korea has struggled going forward and hasn't generated any chances. They're holding their own in midfield and defense, but don't look close to scoring at all. One goal might be enough for the United States, but expect them to continue to attack and attempt to expand their lead.
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