Soccer

Morgan Brian of US, Germany's Alexandra Popp bang heads in 1st half of World Cup semifinal

Germany's Simone Laudehr (6) and United States' Morgan Brian (14) battle for the ball during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Germany's Simone Laudehr (6) and United States' Morgan Brian (14) battle for the ball during the first half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

US midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night.

Both returned quickly to the game.

Popp had blood soaking her hair after the collision in the penalty area in front of the U.S. goal. After being tended to by the medical staff on the field, both players left the match for a minute or so before returning.