Alyssa Naeher

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The USA’s Alyssa Naeher saves Steph Houghton’s penalty as her side knocked out England in the semi-finals. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

The Lionesses bow out after Houghton’s missed penalty When the Lionesses captain, Steph Houghton, stepped up to the penalty spot the weight of Englan(...)

 Megan Rapinoe (right)  of the USA celebrates with her team-mate Kelly O’Hara  after scoring her second goal  in the  Women’s World Cup quarter-final against France  at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France 1 USA 2 It was fitting that Megan Rapinoe, the focus of unwanted presidential attentions before the game, was the player to power the US into (...)