It came in atypical fashion, but the U.S. women's national team qualified for the 2011 Women's World Cup thanks to a 1-0 second leg victory over Italy Saturday afternoon.
A 40th minute goal by Amy Rodriguez was all the scoring the U.S. would need, as they won the two-game aggregate 2-0. The U.S. outshot Italy on the day 13-5, shutting out the Azzurri for the second game in a row.
The draw for the Women's World Cup will be held Monday in Germany, where the U.S. will learn their group opponents for next summer.
Here is the video of Rodriguez's goal:
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