Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 U.S. victory over Colombia

United States' Alex Morgan (13) kicks the ball in front of Colombia's Angela Clavijo (13) during first half FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 action in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Monday, June 22, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

Abby Wambach’s penalty kick early in the second half went wide after Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez – a backup herself – was ejected for a foul on Morgan. Stefany Castano, who replaced Perez in goal, got a hand on Morgan’s shot five minutes later, but couldn’t stop the goal to put the United States up 1-0.

Carli Lloyd also scored for the second-ranked Americans, who will face No. 16 China on Friday in Ottawa. The United States is seeking its third World Cup title, but first since 1999.

Editor’s note: The FIFA Women’s World Cup is being broadcast on Fox and Fox Sports 1. The U.S.-China match will be broadcast on Fox/KHON at 1:30 p.m. Friday HST.

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