The U.S. Women's Soccer Team beat France 3-1 today to advance to the World Cup finals for the first time in 12 years. 

It was an exciting game that saw the U.S. jump out to another early lead.  France tied it 1-1 early in the second half, then the U.S. added two late goals to earn another hard-fought victory.

It's been a long dramatic ride for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, from the disappointment of Portage's Lindsay Tarpley suffering a heartbreaking injury, to the amazing comeback victory over Brazil that sent the U.S. to the semifinals.  But the ride is not over yet.

U.S. Forward Abby Wambach, who scored a goal today, tells ESPN:

We've achieved part of our goal. We're in the final.  We want to complete it. We want to be world champs.

The U.S. will play Japan for the World Cup Championship Sunday at 2:00 on ESPN.